Sr Converged Technology Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 09-13-2018


Elluminates Software believes that Software Drives IT™.
Our mission is to be impactful by using the right design, engineering, and technologies. We're a software company that focuses on data centers, systems and cloud infrastructure. Our professional services provide high-end engineering capabilities to deliver mission-oriented successes for our customers.
Systems of Any Scale
We design next generation IT systems that can handle up to millions of users and billions of connections. Our systems have transformed how organizations use their IT to become more agile, more collaborative, and better at meeting their missions.
Data Centers, Cloud and Automation
We design and run data centers and clouds, using virtualization, containerization, compute, storage and high-speed networking. We take our knowledge of software and systems, and apply that to high impact systems-automation (DevOps).
Security Engineering
We help secure data centers, clouds and systems. We have expertise in designing and building secure systems in a wide range of environments, system types, and private and public networks. 

Job Description

Elluminates Software Corporation is looking for a full time Senior Converged Technology Engineer with Design experience and operating tailored Virtual Infrastructure, Storage Area Network (SAN), and Network infrastructure architecture to support operating and maintaining both large data centers and oversea posts for the Vanguard 2.2.1 program. The Vanguard 2.2.1 program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security support for the Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. The IRM program enables the Department of State to successfully carry out its foreign policy mission by providing enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktop computers, servers, networks, firewalls, voice and data communications and other unique enterprise applications. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Execute the duties and responsibilities as a senior member of the Vanguard Engineering Design and Build Team at the Department of State (DoS) Information Resources Management bureau. 
  • Provide senior level engineering design support to provide enterprise-level data exchange solutions using both Cloud, physical and virtual server hosting, off-site data replication and service level storage solutions. 
  • Support the implementation of VMware, Azure and hardware and operating systems solutions to manage both domestic data centers and overseas posts for high availability and redundancy. 
  • The senior engineer will have daily interactions with government clients related to meeting technical requirements for Dept of State and Vanguard 2.2.1 initiatives. 
  • Domain knowledge and technical decision-making will have a critical impact on overall project implementation and execution. 
  • Evaluates, designs, documents, installs, implements, tests, and performs problem isolation and resolution; and monitors, tunes, sets standards and maintains a range of compute, networking, and storage systems. 
  • Performs these functions across some, but not all, physical media, Operating Systems, File Systems, protocol stacks & network components. 
  • Provides client consulting and training on the design and use of the virtual infrastructure, cloud infrastructure, storage area network systems, and architectures. 
  • Plans; researches; evaluates and recommends new equipment and related technologies. Uses monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems; gauge performance and activity. 
  • Devises solutions to operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment. 
  • May develop and execute contingency plans for compute host system, storage, and network related software/hardware failures including isolated and major outages. 
  • Update system and process documentation, produce user guides, diagrams, and SOPs as needed.  
  • Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers; computer operations; workstation support; management; and departmental clients. 
Work Experience:
Prior experience working within the Department of State IRM bureau will be considered as a significant plus. 

Years of Experience and Education Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in an information technology or related field or 10 years of progressive, related experience plus graduate level courses; or Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree and 7 years related experience in network management. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience with VMware (Design, Build, Operate) or Azure Architectures
  • Knowledge of Integrated Stack infrastructure (VCE Vblock / FlexPod / Nutanix) 
  • Knowledge with Large Scale Storage Area Network Systems (Design, Build, Operate) for EMC or NetApp equipment
  • Knowledge of IP Networking VPN’s, switching, and routing 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft File Systems, Operating Systems and Applications
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft OS and Wintel systems
  • Systems Engineering background with understanding of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture 
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge with Azure workload deployment, configuration, and maintenance 
  • VMware: VCP 6+ Certified, working knowledge of: scripting (i.e Powershell), VROPS, Orchestrator, SRM, , SMVI, VCAC
  • Microsoft Azure solutions certification
  • Compute: Working knowledge of Cisco UCS technologies. Maintain server/blade hardware include failed component replacement.  Orchestration experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, IT systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs).
  • Storage: Advance knowledge of NetApp Storage Area Network arrays and associated storage systems.  
  • Networking:  knowledge and experience with Cisco Network components (switches, routers), with a CISSP, CISCO training 7000/5000/3172/1000
  • ITIL v3.0 Foundations certificate 

Clearance: Top Secret
Location: Washington, DC
Shift: Normal Business Hours, candidates must be willing to support a rotational on-call posture after normal working hours in response to technical support requests
Type of Travel: Candidates must be willing to: travel within the Washington DC Metro area to support various program initiatives; travel within and outside the continental United States, if required (not to exceed 10%)
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