• Virtual Platform Administrator

    Job Locations US-CA-Tracy
    Posted Date 17 hours ago(7/17/2019 12:51 PM)
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  • Overview

    Staffing Pros,  a division of VETS-inc, is seeking a Virtual Platform Administrators to support the Enterprise Virtual Platform Management Support Services task order for Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).  Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is an agency of the Department of Defense. DLA Information Operations, Infrastructure Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, and Technology Foundation Services are located enterprise wide at multiple DLA locations. Enterprise Virtual Platform Management support services encompass both on-premise and off-premise virtualized infrastructure. The DLA Virtual Platform Administrators are responsible for managing all of DLA’s virtualized infrastructure, both on-premise and off-premise. The DLA on-premise infrastructure is comprised of VMware vSphere/vCenter environments running in the DLA East and West Enduring Datacenters (EDC), as well as other major DLA site locations or Installation Processing Nodes (IPN). The hardware, software, and applications running at these locations include VMware vCenter Server, which provides the central platform to manage the underlying VMware vSphere environments and infrastructure.

    The DLA VMware infrastructure is comprised of hardware, software, applications and vendor appliances. The hardware includes Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-series and C-series blade servers and chassis, Cisco UCS Mini blade servers and chassis, Cisco UCS HyperFlex, Dell PowerEdge (PE) servers, and HP ProLiant Servers. The software, applications, and appliances include VMware vSphere/vCenter Server and the VMware vRealize Suite, which is comprised of vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Business for Cloud.



    • Provide administrative and technical support for current and future virtualization technologies used by DLA
    • Expert knowledge in the following virtualization technologies: Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-series and C-series blade servers and chassis, Cisco UCS Mini blade servers and chassis; Cisco UCS HyperFlex; VMware vSphere/vCenter Server 5.x, 6.x and above; Dell PowerEdge (PE) servers; HP ProLiant Servers. 
    • Assists with the management, development, testing and maintenance of computer programs to ensure that the application meets the needs of the users of the system
    • Perform vSphere and vCenter installations, upgrades and patching; create, update and delete Resource Pools
    • Assign resources to Resource Pools sufficient to meet Resource Pool requirements
    • Configure Host Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) and Storage Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS)
    • Create, update and delete virtual standard switches, virtual distributed switches, and port groups; create, update, delete, and manage host clusters; create, update, delete and manage storage clusters
    • Manage and maintain host clusters to ensure availability of compute resources to all virtual machines participating in the cluster
    • Manage and maintain storage clusters to ensure availability of storage resources to all virtual machines participating in the cluster
    • Create, update and delete vSphere Folders; create, update and delete vSphere Roles; create, update, and delete vSphere Users and Groups
    • Grant access to vSphere to authorized users through the assignment of vSphere Roles, Groups, and Permissions
    • Perform virtual machine (VM) provisioning, including manual creation, deploying through vendor-supplied Open Virtualization Format (OVF) packages and files, vendor-supplied Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) packages and files, or through other manual or automated techniques
    • Configure vSphere Policies, Identity Sources, Certificates and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Service Providers; assign, unassign and manage vSphere Licenses; configure vSphere Client Plug-Ins
    • Manage and configure vCenter Server Extensions; manage and maintain vSphere System Configuration, Nodes, and Services
    • Monitor Host and Storage clusters for performance issues, alarms, scheduled and unscheduled tasks and events; manage and maintain vSphere Host and Storage DRS for faults, DRS history, CPU utilization, memory utilization and network utilization, taking corrective actions to resolve performance issues; manage and maintain vSphere High Availability.
    • Manages and maintains complex software systems.
    • Performs application software implementations and upgrades. 
    • Ensures high availability, security and integrity of assigned applications.
    • Monitors applications, including setting alerts to maintain the stability of the environment and application, monitoring error logs, and automating administration tasks wherever possible.  
    • Installs application patches and releases on development, test, pre-production, and production systems.
    • Serves as key person in troubleshooting system problems. 
    • Creates and maintains accurate system documentation for assigned systems.
    • Maintains current descriptions and documentation of application and system configurations, including tracking and documenting any changes to environments.
    • Assists in capacity planning, performance monitoring and tuning on assigned systems. 
    • Participates in disaster recovery planning, including assisting with fault tolerance and disaster recovery plans.
    • Analyzes performance trends to optimize application performance.



    • Seven (7) Years of progressive experience in the management and maintenance of virtualized server environments and hosted applications. At least two (2) years of qualifying experience must include managing successful large scale, multi-disciplinary (network, virtualization, systems administration) projects involving virtual servers.
    • US Citizen
    • Secret clearance with IT-I sensitivity eligibility
    • Must hold one of the following IAT Level II or III certifications:
      • CCNA Security
      • CSA+
      • GICSP
      • GSEC
      • Security+CE
      • SSCP 
      • CASP CE
      • CCNP Security
      • CISA
      • CISSP (or Associate)
      • GCED
      • GCIH
    • Must hold of the of the following Computing Environment Certifications:
      • VMWare VCP
      • VCAP
      • VCP5-DCV
      • VCDX5 


    • Establish Focus
    • Change Management
    • Performance Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Interpersonal Awareness
    • Build Relationships
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Technical Expertise
    • Initiative
    • Foster Innovation
    • Results Oriented
    • Teamwork
    • Customer Service


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    EEO Statement

    Staffing Pros a division of VETS-inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

    Best Regards,
    Jamie Rose
    Business Development/Staffing Analyst
    Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc. (VETS)
    Work: 703-728-1297
    Fax: 866-320-0911

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