Northrop Grumman System Administrator (VMWARE) 5 in Woodlawn, Maryland

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

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Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking an System Administrator (VMWARE) 5 who will support several projects a large federal agency. These positions will be located in Woodlawn, MD.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Systems Management operating unit, which focuses on Healthcare IT solutions for our Federal, State, and Local government clients. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail.

Description of Work:

  • Support the current operating system and developed desktop images on the Microsoft Windows workstations, laptops and tablets.

  • Support the VDI and the associated desktop images.

  • Provide third-level support to problem records opened in by end-users.

  • Participate in problem management reporting, resolution and documentation.

  • Manage the queue of problem tickets assigned.

  • Document steps taken to resolve a problem.

  • Perform technical review of application and configuration changes via a Change Control Board (CCB) process as assigned.

  • As assigned, document configuration or procedural changes resulting from troubleshooting and problem resolution performed for inclusion in the desktop image via the CCB process.

  • As assigned, document and test the required application and configuration changes for the desktop image as assigned via the CCB process.

Basic Qualifications for an VMWare System Engineer 5:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed.

  • Bachelor's degree and 15 years of IT experience, Master's degree and 13 years of IT experience, or 14 years of IT experience in lieu of a degree

  • Minimum of 7 years experience as a VMWare Administrator/Engineer in a working in a VMware infrastructure environment

  • Must hold a VMWare Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization certificate OR must be able to obtain the VMWare Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization certificate within 90 days of hire

  • Must be US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration.

  • Good verbal and writing communication skills

  • Ability to act as the point person to solve critical issues

  • Hands on experience managing a virtual infrastructure for desktop environments running on Horizon View

  • Hands on experience working with VMware vRealize Suite products, specifically Automation, Operations Manager and Log Insight

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