Virtualization Engineer

2 weeks ago(1/10/2018 1:54 PM)
Job ID
Information Technology


AnaVation is looking for a Senior Virtualization Engineer who is passionate about technology and working with cutting edge software and hardware to support our mission critical customer in Washington, DC.


The primary scope of duties shall be the setup, configuration and deployment of virtualization systems for high-availability, including VMware vCenter, ESXi,, Horizon View VDI, Horizon
Workstation Player and Microsoft Hyper-V, in addition to leveraging virtualization and scripting technologies (especially PowerShell and PowerCLI) to better automate systems management.


Additional duties for which the candidate shall perform include:


  • Improve backup/Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations.
  • Build & maintain Windows 10 images for VDI.
  • Assess and anticipate infrastructure and technology improvements and recommend appropriate action.
  • Following an SDLC (system development lifecycle) by which the candidate should capture requirements, design, develop, test, and deploy technical solutions from ‘cradle-to-grave’ using proper change control processes and procedures within a large-scale enterprise that uses multi-deployment phased (Lab, Alpha, Beta, Production) sites.
  • Providing written requirements, system architecture plans and designs, test plans, implementation plans, operation guides, and overall subject matter expertise for VMware systems, MS Windows desktop applications, MS Windows Server, VMware, and related COTS OS deployment technologies.
  • Familiar with Federal IT security requirements and experience with hardening systems.
  • Articulating knowledge, discoveries, designs, etc. rapidly and concisely in written detailed designs, test plans and test cases, implementation plans, operational guides, and training guides under project management time and cost-constrained deadlines.
  • Identifying, testing, and performing hardware and software equipment configuration updates, and maintaining an optimized, stable, VMware environment.
  • Performing work without appreciable direction and exercising considerable latitude in thedetermination of technical objectives of assignments.


Required Knowledge and Experience:


  • Enterprise-level VMware features, to include:
  • DRS and Storage DRS
  • Distributed vSwitch
  • Update Manager
  • Fault Tolerance
  • HA (High Availability)
  • PowerCLI
  • Enterprise-level hardware, to include:
  • Dell VRTX
  • Dell Nutanix XC-series appliances
  • HPE ProLiant blade and rackmount servers
  • Cisco UCS
  • Enterprise-level Desktop features—Windows 10 support
  • MDT deployment technologies
  • Understand architectural frameworks such as TOGAF
  • Understand cloud technologies and service-oriented architecture
  • Understand principles of hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Understand principles of ITIL
  • Understanding of Windows Server (2008r2, 2012r2, 2016).
  • Understand principles of networking, storage and backups.
  • Proficient in PowerShell and automation
  • Windows High Availability and Disaster Recovery with Hyper-V
  • Able to create architectural design documents and presentations
  • Able to test and apply hardware and software updates

EEO Statement

AnaVation is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email 


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