Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Engineer

US-MD-College Park
3 months ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Minimum Clearance
Position of Public Trust

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Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is recruiting for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Engineer for one of our programs supporting the FDA. Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Design, install, configure and manage VMware virtualization environment components (vSphere, vSAN for Horizon, Horizon, ThinApp, App Volumes).
  • Participates as an infrastructure engineering representative on engineering teams for the design development; implementation and/or integration of desktop virtualization environments.
  • Ensure virtualization systems are compliant within required security standards. Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VMware desktop virtualization environment.
  • Develop and implement testing strategies and document results and create SOPs.
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the desktop virtualization environment.
  • Review system and application logs, verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Configure system CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform in a team environment with other Systems Administrators to provide overall operations and maintenance for the Enterprise and DMZ environment.
  • Partner with Systems Engineering and Integration groups in the install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirement.
  • Apply systems and security patches to master images in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor system capacity, storage, memory, and CPU. Test, install, and report the status of patches and hot fixes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of related experience.
  • Specialized training in software development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated experience with VMware products and technologies (vSphere, vSAN for Horizon, Horizon, ThinApp, App Volumes).
  • Experience developing, optimizing and hardening desktop operating system master images, gold-disks, or templates.
  • Demonstrated understanding of desktop virtualization concepts and strategies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application virtualization and application streaming concepts and strategies.
  • Prior experience delivering VDI to Thin Client or Zero Client devices.
  • Understanding of the user logon process in VDI and Windows experience with configuration and management of user profiles in a hosted Shared and non-persistent VDI environment.
  • Experience configuring Microsoft Group Policy in a VDI environment.
  • Experience integrating and supporting Microsoft Windows 7 & 10 in a VDI environment.
  • Experience managing and maintaining hypervisor hosts in support of VDI.
  • Demonstrated understanding of block and file-based storage system concepts.
  • Prior experience with storage-area-network based replication products and technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of storage-area-network products and technologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of backup, recovery, and replication technologies for virtualized environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and refine server virtualization requirements for customer environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with customers and external teams to gather critical project information.
  • Experience with Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Global and Server Load balancing in support of VDI environments.
  • Experience using PowerShell scripting to automate task on servers and applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting the FDA.
  • Advanced degree in related field.
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Data Center Virtualization (DCV) and/or Desktop and Mobility (DTM) are desired.


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