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Lab Engineer

Springfield, Virginia


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 to fill a full time Engineer to support 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 supports the Department of State to successfully carry out its U.S. foreign policy mission by providing enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktop computers, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications.

This position is in support of the Department of State as a part of the Vanguard 2.2.1 contract. A current Secret security clearance is required for consideration and must be clearable to Top Secret. The candidate will be responsible for creating technical specifications for bulk purchased hardware, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of selected hardware, and assist with lab engineering and lab operations. The candidate will research and evaluate as necessary new and emerging technologies in order to find ways to deliver a superior IT environment to the bureaus in a cost effective and secure manner. The candidate will support the continuing goal of incorporating these innovative technologies into the Department’s equipment modernization program. Although the candidate will not have supervisory responsibilities, the assigned individual must be able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both in writing and orally, and present products and ideas in a professional manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support Lab Engineer and operations, including VMware, NetApp, Cisco Network Switching and the nascent transformation efforts around Cloud such as Azure and AWS

  • Research and create hardware specifications (server, switch, storage, desktop, thin client, printer, etc.) for inclusion in DOS Bulk Purchasing Agreements.
  • Participate in functional or UAT testing to ensure selected products meet established specifications.

  • Participate in the development of Lessons Learned/Root Cause Analysis (LL/RCA) reports internal to the enterprise.

  • Update the IRM Known Error database based on the results of LL/RCA findings.

Years of Experience and Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 3-5 years experience
• General knowledge of IT environments and systems. 
• Testing procedures and test documentation creation.
• Attention to detail.
• Good writing and verbal skills.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience working with customers to capture/document requirements
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work independently
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with DOS environment (data and voice networks, IT systems, policies and procedures).

  • Knowledge of Remedy ticketing system.

  • Knowledge or Training on server platforms from CISCO or HP.

  • Experience with enterprise storage arrays (e.g. NetApp, EMC, etc.)

  • Knowledge or Training on Backup software (i.e. Avamar / CommVault).

  • VMware Certified professional 5.0 or higher.

  • Networking certifications at CISCO professional level.

  • MCSE Certification.

  • ITIL v3.0 Foundations certificate.

Type: Full-Time
Clearance: Secret, preferred, with ability to attain Top Secret
Location: Springfield, Virginia
Shift: Normal Business Hours
Type of Travel: Local

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