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Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 18-01971
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
CPI is hiring Principal Systems Engineer with combination of Enterprise Windows, Active Directory and VMware experience. This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No 3rd party candidates will be considered.

Responsibilities:
Supports design and definition and implementation of system architecture for new or existing computer systems. The candidate will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.
  • Conduct project based work to design, document and implement infrastructure solutions to solve business problems.
  • Use enterprise-class infrastructure/system engineering experience with Microsoft platforms running on servers utilizing direct-attached and SAN attached storage to design and implement system infrastructure upgrades.
  • Advanced experience designing, implementing and managing high availability/ clustering and disaster recovery environments.
  • Work in partnership with Business/Apps partner and other Engineering teams to translate requirements into deliverables.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Must participate and provide technical leadership, managing individual project-based assignments.
  • Establishes plans and templates guiding overall technical architecture format and direction for program infrastructure platform.
  • Develops briefings and white papers presenting strategic technical recommendations, impacts, assessments and guidance for business operations.
  • Completes technical documentation to design, test, implement, train and transition solutions to operational support.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Serve as Tier III system support for operational systems as required.
Background & Experience Required:
  • 10 years of related Systems Engineering experience.
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT II compliance.
  • Active Secret Clearance at time of submission.
  • Require MCSE or better.
  • Strongly desire MS clustering, high availability, backup and disaster recovery design and implementation experience.
  • Desired characteristics are a proactive thinker, technical leader and self-starter, must be able to innovate and think out of the box while collaborating and providing technical oversight to a team of engineers.
  • Advanced experience designing, implementing and managing enterprise solutions using Microsoft, Client and VMWare 5.x and 6.x technologies. Includes Active Directory, Microsoft Group Policy, Client blade hardware and virtual platform, Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2, Windows 10, SQL Server 2012 and 2014, and Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • Foundational knowledge around Linux systems preferably with RedHat Linux.
  • Foundational knowledge around Oracle.
  • Hands on experience with tiered storage, replication, DR, and snap shot technologies.
  • Working knowledge of integrated converged stack infrastructure & hyper convergence stacks.
  • Working knowledge of networking protocols and components including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IP Networking, VPN's, switching, and routing.
  • Must have troubleshooting and deep dive skills around VMware.
  • Scripting experience preferred (Batch, WMI, VBScript, PowerShell).
  • Intermediate VMware experience. VCP 5 or higher certification a plus.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with change management and process management