Kinney Group, Inc.

  • VMware Engineer

    Job Locations US-MO-Arnold
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 4:08 PM)
    Job ID
    Staff Augmentation - 290
    Security Clearance Level Required
  • Overview

    • Designs and defines system architecture for new or existing computer systems in support of ongoing mission.
    • Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.
    • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
    • Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.
    • Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.
    • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.
    • Develops and directs tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.
    • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
    • Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
    • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities.
    • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
    • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

    Desired Skills & Experience

    Key Duties


    VMware virtualization expertise is required to support onsite activities:

    • Install, configure and manage VMware virtualization environment components (vSphere , vRA, vROPS, ESX, NSX)
    • Provide Operation and Sustainment support for the virtualization environment
    • Ensure virtualization systems are compliant within required security standards
    • Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VMware virtualization environment
    • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the virtualization environment including Microsoft and Linux O/S
    • Within established procedures, responds to end user requests for technical support and assistance
    • Support off hour maintenance activities
    • Support the Certification and Accreditation process for virtualization hosts at the customer site
    • Gain familiarity with current data center infrastructure
    • Maintain current industry knowledge of development concept, practices and procedures
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of the customer's IT baseline capabilities, design and objectives

    Education & Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
    • 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.
    • Required Security clearance for facility (TS/SCI)
    • Advanced knowledge of systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
    • Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment.
    • Professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment.
      • VMware ESX 5.0/5.5/6.0
      • Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2
      • Unix/Linux familiarity
      • Windows 7/8/10
      • TCP/IP, DNS, Local Area Networking, AD, GPO Desired Skills:
      • Cloud experience (AWS, Azure)
      • vROPS
      • NSX
      • Experience creating and implementing workflows and blueprints for use with a VMware vRA solution (vRA, Orchestrator)
      • Remedy Experience a plus
      • Technical written & verbal communication skills (technical writing)
      • Experience supporting Intelligence and/or DoD Customers


    More about Kinney Group


    Kinney Group is a professional services consulting firm specializing in automation and analytics to harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Security is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced automation, 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 who serve our customers with an unexpected experience.


    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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