Virtualization Engineer 3

Tysons, VA 22182

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Developer/Engineer Job Number: 26858 Workplace Type: On-site

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Virtual System Engineer 3 to join our Client's team.


You will be working with a dynamic team of system engineers responsible for design decisions, implementation, operations & maintenance, and cybersecurity for large complex resilient hardware and virtualized infrastructure to ensure implemented solutions meet stakeholder needs, standards, and performance requirements. You will be communicating designs and solutions to the entire technical program team and to end-customer stakeholders. You will work closely with stakeholders to gather technical requirements, architect solutions, and execute on deliverables. 

  • Assist with the analysis, evaluation, engineering, and implementation of system improvements, optimization, and deployments.
  • Develop and implement designs for large, complex multi-site data center infrastructure and virtualized environment solutions.
  • Document designs, and changes to infrastructure environments including physical/logical drawings, engineering design plans, implementation plans, transition plans, test plans, and failover plans.
  • Implement, test, and operate large complex data center and virtualized compute, storage, and network environments.
  • Perform security updates to hardware and software to ensure the security posture across all systems implemented and managed.
  • Research, prototype, and develop emerging technologies by working closely with industry partners and OEMs to implement the latest and best-in-bread capabilities to meet the customers emerging needs.


  • Active US Security Clearance of TS/SCI with Polygraph required
  • Education: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a Related Engineering Discipline.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 - 7 Years of progressive experience.
  • Experience developing and implementing hardware and software solutions for data center and virtual infrastructure technologies.
  • Strong engineering experience with the following core platforms and services:
  • VMware ESXi and vSphere
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and 2019 Deployment and Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Deployment and Administration DNS, DFS, and DHCP
  • Active Directory and defining, implementing, and maintaining Group Policy Microsoft SCCM with Operating System Deployment (OSD)
  • Data center networking fundamentals (experience with software defined data center networks a plus.
  • Data center storage fundamentals (experience with SAN protocols and NAS protocols
  • Experience virtualizing enterprise applications (Active Directory, MS SQL, RHEL, MS SharePoint, Unified Communications, etc.).
  • Experience developing, implementing, and maintaining highly secure and reliable solutions that meet all organizational Cybersecurity and Information Assurance requirements.
  • Experience performing security scans, performing system updates, and applying security configurations, e.g., DISA STIG/SRGs to system hardware and software.
  • Experience with Data Center Automation and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), API management, scripting languages including PowerShell, Python, JSON, Bash, etc. Meet DoD 8570 IAT Level-II requirements.
  • Strong Oral, Written and Presentation Skills with the ability and experience communicating directly with executive leadership.
  • Demonstrated background working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated time management and organization skills to meet deadlines and quality objectives.
  • Strong MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio Skills is a plus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Hyperconverged architectures such as Cisco Hyper Flex, Nutanix, etc.
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Fabric Interconnects and other similar technologies.
  • Experience with Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure, e.g., Citrix ZenDesktop, and/or VMware Horizon Large on-premise storage engineering and administration experience with NetApp, Dell/EMC, Pure Storage, etc.
  • Experience designing and deploying Collaboration Platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience designing and deploying SQL Database Infrastructure such as Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience engineering and implementing data center and campus area networks and security stacks.
  • Experience engineering and implementing platforms and services in a software-defined network environment Experience with DoD IT security requirements including DISA STIG/SRGs.
  • Understanding of Department of Defense standards and best practices
  • Vendor certifications, VMware, Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, etc. 

Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI Full Scope Poly

Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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