Sr. Solutions Architect

Falls Church, VA 22040

Posted: 03/04/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Architect Job Number: 26667 Remote Friendly: No

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Sr. Solutions Architect to join our Client's team.


Position Summary:

Seeking a solutions architect able to work with a dynamic team of system engineers and administrators 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.


Responsibilities:

  • Required to work closely with stakeholders to gather technical requirements, architect solutions, execute on deliverables, and communicate solutions to the entire technical program team and to end-customer stakeholders.
  • Work to diagnose and solve complex performance, availability, and information assurance issues.
  • Essential responsibilities and activities include but are not limited to:
    • Diagnose and remediate complex systems availability, performance, and information assurance issues in a dynamic, always-on, mission critical environment.
    • Assist with the analysis, evaluation, engineering, and implementation of system improvements, automation, optimization, and deployments.
    • Document designs, and changes to infrastructure environments including physical/logical drawings, engineering design plans, implementation plans, transition plans, test plans, and failover plans.
    • 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.

Requirements:

  • Must have Secret Clearance
  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level-II certification or higher
  • 10+ Years of Experience and a Bachelor’s degree in: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, or a Related Engineering Discipline (not accepting Information Management, Information Systems, or Cybersecurity degrees).
  • Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Experience eliciting requirements, conducting research, designing, testing, 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
    • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Key Management Service (KMS)
    • Active Directory and defining, implementing, and maintaining Group Policy
  • 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, 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.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience with Microsoft SCCM and Operating System Deployment (OSD)
  • Experience administering OCSP (e.g. Axway Validation Authority, Microsoft OCSP Responder)
  • Experience troubleshooting and optimizing the McAfee security product suite (Endpoint Security, DLP, HIPS, etc.)
  • Large on-premise storage engineering and administration experience with 3PAR, NetApp, Dell/EMC, Pure Storage, etc.
  • 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: Secret


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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