Virtualization System Administrator

  • UnitedStatesJobs
  • Sterling, VA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2018
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Virtualization System Administrator

Akima - Sterling, VA

Cloud Lake is a provider of services to today’s Big Data and Cloud market with one crucial difference: our services are highly-specialized data-centric services. This enables us to focus laser-like on helping our government and commercial customers quickly and cost effectively harvest, analyze and leverage the greatest possible value from the increasingly vast amounts of data they are acquiring and need to manage. 

Cloud Lake’s strategic partners include leaders in virtually every area of IT strategy, implementation and management. 

Cloud Lake Technology is looking for a Virtualization System Administrator to join our team supporting one of our current government customers! In this role, you will be responsible for planning, transitioning, configuring and managing our client’s Hyper-V/ Microsoft private cloud platform. Candidate must have strong scripting/automation, Microsoft AD/GPO, DISA STIGs/SCAP compliance, and ACAS/Nessus experience. 

Duties & Responsibilities 
Install, configure and manage Hyper-V virtualization environments using Microsoft products.
Provide Operation and Sustainment support for the virtualization environment 
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for private cloud environments 
Develop scripts to automate day to day functions within the enclave 
Manage a multi-domain enterprise Active Directory environment 
Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the private cloud environments and implements: cloud services support, cloud operations, and security all private cloud operations 
Coordinates activities with other technical personnel as appropriate. 
Executes tasks defined in the cloud computing project plans, schedules, design, development, integration, securing, documentation and deployment of using best practices in cloud computing methodologies and standards 
Assist in the discovery process by capturing legacy requirements that must be transitioned to the cloud environments. 
Develop and implements functionality based on provided guidance and requirements for private cloud services 
Establish and comply with organizational standards and frameworks in creating and maintaining private cloud environments 
Participate and facilitate information exchange within organization stakeholder to ensure the project meets business and customer requirements 
Provide input to transition functionality from legacy equipment to the organizations’ private clouds. 
Post development activities include Operations and Management (O&M) support. Compliance with all CM processes and procedures as elements evolved from dev to test to prod. 
Collect and provide data/metrics that support any required SLA, MOU and MOAs 
Assesses the alignment of engineering design principles/trends with desired mission strategies and objectives, concept of operations, business processes, and technology standards 
Coordinates with change management in collaboration with organizational cloud services governance 
Serves as cloud service administrator and manages all cloud services with commitment to implementing best practices in optimization, quality assurance cloud architecture, design, engineering, testing and implementation 
Monitors and manages cloud network operations and infrastructure services according to requirements specified in agreements with customer and stakeholders 
Maintain network security posture by utilizing DISA STIGs, SCAP, and ACAS Suite 


Basic Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline or equivalent 
Active DoD Secret Clearance is required 
Minimum five (5) years of IT/DevOps experience on Microsoft 
Extensive Microsoft Virtualization Experience - design, implement, and management 
Demonstrated various operating systems Administration skills 
Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call 
Ability to do limited travel (0 - 4 times a year) 

Desired Qualifications 
Microsoft (Hyper-V) certifications 
VCA Data Center (and/or Cloud) certification a plus 
.Net experience a plus 
Windows ##, RedHat and Ubuntu O/S experience a plus 
Virtual platform network skills and demonstrated experience in a complex network a plus 
Experience with various operating system versions on the Microsoft platform 
Experience working in the Agile methodology 
Experience working Application Development and Operations teams 
PowerShell script or equivalent demonstrated experience 
Experience with software development tools 
Strong troubleshooting and conflict resolution skills 
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. 

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053. The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance. Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. 
In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application. 


: Day Job 
Primary Location 

: US-VA-Sterling 

: Cloud Lake 

: Information Technology 

: Full-time 
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External 

: Ongoing