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Cloud IT Performance Engineer (435218)

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Cloud IT Performance Engineer (435218)
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Ft. Belvoir,  VA 22102
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Cloud IT Performance Engineer

Fort Belvoir, VA

Secet Clearance Required

Talent Orchard has been contracted by a top tier defense firm to assist with staffing a brand new contract opportunity handling Cloud Services for a DoD Customer in Fort Belvoir, VA. For this opportunity we are seeking an experienced Cloud IT Performance Engineer with a minimum active Secret clearance.

The Cloud IT Performance Engineer will:

  • Monitor the health and analyze performance of the virtualization environment.
  • Make recommendations and implement changes to improve the overall performance of vSphere.
  • Hardware build-out to expand and refresh available physical resources.
  • Identify realignment needs of resources to correct under provisioned and over-provisioned virtual systems.
  • Recommend best practices for design and installation of new virtual platforms.
  • Test, upgrade, and migrate virtual environment as new versions of software and hardware become available.
  • Create and document procedures regarding virtualization standards within the organization.
  • Under minimal direction, performs basic analysis, design, implementation and maintenance activities in various areas of IT.
  • Formulate and/or define scope and objectives of feasibility studies.
  • Work independently and lead assignments of moderate to medium complexity.
  • Consistently apply the concepts of appropriate standard methodologies and best practices.
  • Prepare reports, record progress and create solutions to IT problems/issues.
  • Partner with customer community to devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems or improve existing processes.
  • Interface with suppliers and vendors as needed to evaluate software, hardware or services and makes recommendations.
  • Apply principles, concepts and practices of the IT Competency Model at the Senior Analyst level.
  • Proactively enforce security policies to ensure IT assets are protected.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS engineering or related IT, System Engineering, or STEM degree (or an additional 4 years of related experience in lieu of degree).
  • Minimum 9 years of experience in Systems Engineering or related.
  • 3+ Years of VMware virtualization technologies (e.g. ESXi, vCenter) including design, configuration, and implementation in large enterprise environments.
  • Experience managing private cloud environments as well as developing highly available virtualization environments including defining monitoring standards, operational procedures and growth plans.
  • Strong hardware and software troubleshooting skills.
  • Technical competency with identified hardware platforms preferred: Dell, Cisco UCS and emerging technologies.
  • Must be detail oriented and self-managing.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Enterprise storage technologies i.e. Tintri, Pure, EMC VMAX, VNX, XIO
  • Experience with network technologies, including VLANs, NATs, Virtual Switches
  • Experience with additional VMware tools (e.g., vRealize Operations, View, Site Recovery Manager)
  • Ability to use command line and scripting tools such as PowerShell or PowerCLI
  • Technical IT certifications a plus – VCP5-DCV/VCP6-DCV, CCNA Data Center

Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  •  Human Capital
  •  Professional Services
  •  Accounting/Audit Readiness
  •  Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering

Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.

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