The Leidos Intelligence Group currently has an opening for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Systems Engineer to work in our Virginia office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical skills helping the Information Technology Enterprise Managed Services (ITEMS) User Facing Services (UFS) mission at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). In this mission, we provide NGA with a bridge to the future, strengthening critical ISP services to mission users, harnessing the capacity of current and emerging Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) services, and delivering the Power of GEOINT into the hands of users supporting critical time-sensitive missions. Our team operates and sustains UFS for NGA, provide continuous improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of UFS, implement special orders to rapidly support mission needs without disrupting daily operations and posture NGA to transition to future IC DTE service offerings.
The VDI Systems Engineer (SE) is responsible for architecting, planning and implementing the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure design of systems hardware and software and related ITEMS UFS infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures are designed to adhere to organizational values, mission requirements and enabling mission success.
Architects VDI hardware and software system designs in support of the program infrastructure
Develops technical solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
Requirements analysis, system and system of system architectures
Provide guidance on optimization of desktops for platform interoperability and act as liaison between central technologies and endpoint support teams on issues and tasks
Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
Work is performed without appreciable direction.
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and approaches to assignment.
Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results.
Guides the successful completion of major projects and may function in a project leadership role.
Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects.
Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
Conducts trade studies and makes recommendations on solutions and “make buy” decisions
Qualified individuals will have experience in designing hardware, software and interface solutions for one or more of the following areas, noted below.
In addition to architecting and designing, the VDI Engineer will provide TIER 3/4 support to system administrators in order to resolve VDI issues.
On Call Support 2-3 weeks per year
Must have a current TS/SCI Clearance w/ ability to obtain POLY
Requires Bachelors Degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
Hyper V / VM Ware
VDI (Microsoft or Citrix - 3+ years’ experience with Citrix NetScalers / ADCs)
Windows Server 2012 and 2019
Liquidware Profile Unity
Experience in designing solutions for one or more of the following areas:
Design solutions for Desktop Image Management
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Support Services
Home Directory and Profile Support Services
Print, Fax and Scan Support Services
Unified Communications Support Services
E-mail Support Services
Desktop Software Support Services
Desktop Entity Support Services
Directory, Authentication and Account Management- O&S - Expanded 12x5
Domain Name Services
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Patch Management (Windows)
*** TELEWORK IS NOT AN OPTION. Candidate must report to the work site ***
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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