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Job #: R-00024611
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services.

The Cloud architect will support a program by providing sustainment, maintenance, Problem and Change management services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of the Department of

Defense IP networks.  Our Cloud Architect will help prioritize and shift NORAD/UNSNORTHCOM systems into a cloud environment.

This position will report directly to the Program Manager with regular interaction with the Deputy Program Manager and Government POCs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering support for the blade and server Virtual Environment deployment
  • Design, test, review, support, and provide system maintenance, vendor/contractor liaison and other activities as required
  • Install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere environment
  • Manage vCenter, hypervisor on new hosts, virtual machines, data store creation and maintenance in coordination with storage engineers
  • Maintain virtualized architecture using vCenter
  • Plan and convert P2V as directed on Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems
  • Troubleshoot interoperability and performance issues
  • Coordinate and integrate with specialists from storage, network, server, and database systems
  • Provide Tier 2/3 technical support regarding virtualization issues
  • Diagnose problems on ESXi hosts, troubleshoot technology issues, using various resources and document lessons learned
  • Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management
  • Automate processes where appropriate and apply data store best practices
  • Provide health-performance-optimization monitoring of virtualized architecture
  • Work with team to upgrade network infrastructure equipment
  • Collaborate with other Service and Functional Leads to resolve customer related issues with company provided services

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of overall related experience or Masters with 10+ years of related experience (Additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Hold DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE) prior to start date
  • Must possess VMWare Cloud Management and Automation-VCA, Desktop and Mobility-VCA, Network Virtualization-VCA certifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Azure
  • VMWare Cloud Management and Automation-VCP or VCAP, Desktop and Mobility- VCP or VCAP, Network Virtualization- VCP or VCAP certifications
  • Experience upgrading network infrastructure equipment (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, etc.)
  • Cisco UCS experience
  • Experience of delivering services in a production environment following ITIL is a plus
  • ITIL Foundations Certification
  • Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts
  • Familiarization of DOD regulations and directives


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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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