Virtual Server Administrator
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Leidos is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the
Next Generation Enterprise Network-Recompete (NGEN-R)
Contract. This is an eight-year, $7.7 billion contract that
is responsible for maintaining and modernizing the main global
network of the Navy and Marine Corps.
In support of this exciting program Leidos is looking to
hire a Virtual Server Administrator in New Orleans, LA to join our
NGEN-R is the largest IT services program for the Navy.
Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport portion of
NGEN-R, the Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the
Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services,
network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately,
Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks
and data management to improve capability and service while also
saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise
The qualified candidate will manage and
operate a virtualized Microsoft (MS) environment. Other
duties and responsibilities include the following:
Perform Daily Status checks of 6 Nutanix Clusters (Virtual
Environments) and complete reports with any alerts or errors.
Develop and manage effective working relationships with both
internal and external customers who use MITSC-E Virtual Machines
and Remedy Ticketing systems.
Develop the physical Virtual Infrastructure design, addressing
performance criteria and standards for transition from VMWare to
Nutanix Virtual Environment.
Work closely with section lead to oversee and manage daily
operations to meet established goals.
Develop and implement programs to ensure that systems, network,
and data users are aware, understand, and follow network IA
policies and procedures.
Installed software for Nutanix configuration for Virtual
Machines running Microsoft Server 2012, 2016, Windows 10, RHEL 6/7,
and integrated with Active Directory to configure end-user
Perform routine checks from vendor software for update software
packages. Perform Proof of Concept and Stability in a Staging
environment before applying to production systems.
Ensure Recovery checkpoints are completed on an hourly, daily,
and weekly basis.
Report On-Site to local Data Center and remote Disaster Recovery
locations for hardware component replacement.
Submit Support requests with vendors for issues that cannot be
resolved through Knowledge Base information.
Troubleshoot and resolve systems failures and application issues
with information system developers, customers and
Installed, configured and administered a wide variety of:
windows and linux/unix operating systems, servers, workstations,
desktops, storage, network components for Local Area Networks
(LANs), Storage Attached Network (SAN) switches.
Utilize Remedy Tickets to troubleshoot and resolve customer
issues, documented actions taken, routed tickets to other sections
Built, monitored, maintained, upgraded and secured server and
storage hardware systems on NIPRNET and SIPRNET networks
Acted as POC for maintenance and administration of systems for
both onsite and remote locations.
Routinely provide after-hours and weekend support for customers
with Maintenance windows outside of regular working hours.
Recommend and implement changes to information systems via
approval from management and Change Advisory Board (CAB).
Utilized VMware vSphere vCenter and Nutanix Acropolis to manage
multiple ESXi and AHV hosts; datastore clusters, and virtual
Configured virtual networks utilizing distributed switches,
configured datastores, created VM templates, generated snapshots,
applied patches and updates to vCenter Server and its components as
well as Nutanix Acropolis.
Created baselines to apply patches and updates using VMware
Utilized vSphere Data Protection (vDP) to provide VM and Volume
level backups to ensure systems were recoverable in the event of
Conduct system diagnostics, repaired and or replaced electronic
equipment hardware such as storage, switches, CPUs, system boards,
Network Interface Cards (NICs), storage arrays and other hardware
Manage Nutanix Acropolis, Nutanix AHV, Windows Server 2016,
Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere
vCenter 5.x and 6.x, ESXi 5.x and 6.x, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 10.
Assist customers in installation, configuration, troubleshooting
and maintenance for various hardware and software.
Generated trouble tickets and Standard Operating Procedures
(SOP)s to document work performed.
Performed system security checks, applied security measures as
appropriate, patched systems using Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures (CVE) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts
(IAVA) according to Operational Directives (OpDirs) to ensure
compliance with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Applied DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) on
information systems/software to meet stringent security compliance
requirements. Remediated vulnerabilities
discovered from Retina security scans.
High school Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
and 6 Years of Experience
Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II
DOD Secret Clearance
Experience with Active Directory (AD), clustering, Domain Name
System (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Must possess VMware Certified Associate (VCA) certification.
Must possess VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification
within 6 months.
External Referral Bonus:
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Network Administration and Ops
Keywords: Leidos, New Orleans , Virtual Server Administrator, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana
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