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Senior Systems Engineer

Chantilly, VA · Information Technology
Location: Chantilly, VA

Who YOU are:
As a future Senior Systems Engineer at Plus3 IT Systems, you: 
  • You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing VMware vCenter infrastructure, Windows and LINUX Server environments, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Group Policies, and Public Key Infrastructure in a distributed IT environment.
  • Are passionate about working on cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering solutions on an aggressive schedule 
  • Aren’t satisfied with status quo, and regularly look for creative ways to solve problems and help your team meet commitments 
  • Are insatiably curious – you ask why, you explore, and you’re not afraid to blurt out your crazy idea 
  • Love learning new technologies and sharing them with your team 
  • Have a keen interest in using any and all appropriate tools, especially Cloud-based and Open Sourced, to solve the problem at hand 
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, vendors, and other engineering teams to solve complex business problems together 
  • Use your experience to motivate your teammates to deliver high quality results in a fast-paced work environment 
  • Have the ability to multitask and work with limited supervision  
What you’ll be doing: 
  • Engineering, documenting, delivering and maintaining the platforms listed above in accordance with customer specifications and security guidelines
  • Diagnosing and resolving the toughest performance, security, and/or technical challenges related to the platforms listed above 
  • Writing thorough implementation and design documents describing how security features are implemented
  • Participating in processes throughout all phases of ITIL Service Lifecycle
  • Performing requirements analysis, design, and integration for all platforms listed above. 
  • Providing direction and guidance to less experienced systems engineers. 
  • Responsibility for investigating and resolving operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel.
  • Providing IT Systems Engineering support on a wide range of technologies, including: VMware vCenter, Horizon View, vRealize Operations, Site Recovery Manager, SolarWinds, Certificate Services, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Group Policies and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. 
  • Automation of repeatable tasks with VMware PowerCLI
  • Other tasks to include requirements specification, performance modeling, end-to-end functional analysis, cost estimation, and joint application design. 
  • Working on project teams responsible for engineering and packaging releases to integrate within the customer's production IT environment.
  • Top Secret Clearance, with ability to obtain SCI with CI Poly
  • Requires Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of related experience 
  • Security+, CISSP, or DoD 8570 Certification required
Desired Technical Skills and Competencies:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Systems, HP SANs, VMware products, PowerShell/PowerCLI scripting.
  • ITIL v3.0 or Foundation Certifications highly desired
  • Desired Certifications: MCSE - Microsoft Certified System Engineer, MCSE, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, VMware VCP6-DCV – Data Center Virtualization, VMware VCP6-NV Network Virtualization, VMware VCP6-CMA Cloud and Automation, VMware VCP7-CMA Cloud and Automation,  Cisco CCNA/CCNP Data Center, AWS Systems Operations or Solutions Architecture
  • Experience with HP Blade Servers and HP SANs, nice to have

Plus3 IT Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other class protected by law.   If you require assistance applying for any position, please contact a Plus3 IT Systems representative at
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