Kinney Group, Inc.

Virtualization Engineer

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/1/2018 2:27 PM)
Job ID
Next Gen Data Center - 210
Security Clearance Level Required
Clearable - US citizenship required


The primary mission for the Virtualization Engineer is to support KGI’s development and lab infrastructure that enables our customer projects. This role is responsible for supporting the tools including Vsphere 6.5x, VMware NSX, VSAN, VRA&VRO. There are ancillary tool sets such as VROPS / Log Insights / Active Directory and physical infrastructure such as a Dell Compute, NetApp Storage, 10GB switching and basic routing protocols that are also critical. Where necessary we also integrate with the cloud based Atlassian Development stack, Jira, BitBucket & AWS. The Virtualization Engineer will also be expected to support customer engagements where their skill set is valuable.


The Duties of the Virtualization Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Team Membership
    • Collaborate effectively with the other Engineering team members
    • Provide input to line management regarding personal development & training
    • Function as a SME and provide assistance to other members of the team.
  • Technology Expertise
    • Understand the capabilities of the technologies for which they are a Subject Matter Expert
    • Broad systems and technology expertise including demonstrable expertise in troubleshooting complex issues.
    • Proven experience in managing change in a dynamic environment including the effective use of a ticketing system.
  • Provide solution design and technical input for evolution of our support infrastructure.
  • Ensure that company development and process standards are implemented in all internal systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to present to internal, and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

Desired Skills & Experience

Required Skills:

  • VMware (Version 6.x and above) VCP certification(s):  Design, Build Operate and Troubleshoot VMware’s vSphere Suite.
  • Storage: Design, build and operate NetApp, EMC or other Tier 1 Storage
  • Server Platforms: Design, build and operate various server platforms such as, Dell FX, Cisco UCS or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 year’s experience in IT, with progressive experience as an engineer.

Preferred Skills:

  • VCAP Certification(s)
  • Hands on expertise with the VMware vRealize Suite, VMware NSX, and VSAN products.
  • Previous hands-on expertise with one or more of the following hardware and software platforms: NetApp, EMC, Cisco Rack Switches Networking, Cisco UCS, Netbackup (or equivalent), SAN-based replication and DR technologies.
  • Prior experience working with Agile development methodologies. Scrum experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with a software configuration management system (subversion, git, hub, cvs, etc)
  • Palo Alto Networks experience a plus.

More about Kinney Group:

Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments.


Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.  


Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


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