Sr. Systems Administrator (VDI)

Sterling, Virginia, USA

Raytheon is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment with new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats.  Raytheon Technologies is seeking a Systems Administrator with VDI experience to support the design, development, and deployment of advanced cybersecurity capabilities.  

Responsibilities Include:

– Working alone on individual projects while being involved in larger projects as a team effort with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer

– Experience with creating, updating, and maintaining master VDI images for multiple desktop pools.  Experience or familiarity with performing system updates and patches via various methods to include SCCM, Altiris, and etc.

– Experience with developing system architecture documentations, diagrams, standards of operating, Systems Administration Guides (SAG), Concept of Operations (CONOPS), System Design Documentation (SDD), and MS Visio for creating visual illustrations such as System Viewpoints (SV) and, etc. 

– Experience with working closely with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI: particularly VMware Horizon stack), and in-dept understanding of the components that comprise a VDI environment to include VMware Cloud Foundation, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM), Application Virtualization (AppVol), and etc. 

– Experience with and have the ability to perform routine evaluation of VDI systems for improvement opportunities and make recommendation for enhancement

– Experience with Cloud Technologies and VMC GovCloud. Have an in-depth understanding of how the VDI system interacts with and is dependent on other core IT infrastructure and systems

– Experience or familiarity with regional and geographical load balancing technologies to distribute inbound user traffic evenly between two (or more) different VDI sites

– Supporting the operations and maintenance aspects of deployed capabilities including troubleshooting complex issues requiring escalated support, serve as a technical subject matter expert

 Required Skills:

– Must be a US Citizen

– Active Secret (S) clearance. Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

– Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability (EOD)

– Must have a minimum of 3 years of related experience administrating a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

– 8+ years of directly relevant and hands-on Windows or LINUX systems administration experience

– Must have in-depth knowledge of OS installations, security hardening and maintenance

– Comfortable with building physical and virtual servers from scratch

– Ability to deploy and integrate new applications that may be requested

– Capable of quickly learning new applications that run on various operating systems for testing and deployment.

– Experience with administration and management of servers to include installation, configuration, optimization, backup & recovery

– Experience with performance tuning & troubleshooting, identifying, and resolving contention in CPU, memory, networking, disk I/O, etc.

– Familiarity of configuration management

– Maintain the security compliance and configuration management of the VDI system

Desired Skills:

– Experience working in an agile DevSecOps development environment

– Comfortable with multilevel security systems, and/or Cross Domain Solutions is a plus

– Experience with physical and virtual (VMware) RHEL servers including Red Hat Satellite Servers

– Experience with automation via scripting in PowerShell, Python, Perl or Ruby

– Experience with Active Directory, DFS, DNS, DHCP and Group Policy Management. 

– Experience working in AWS/Azure via the CLI and management console. Knowledge and experience configuring Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)

 Required Education: 

Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field.   Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education.

 Desired Certifications:

– DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II

ATLAS #: 2857 2nd position


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May have broad knowledge of project management. Requires substantial knowledge of RTX projects, programs or

systems in order to provide enhancements within job area. Typically requires: A University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 8 years

prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience

Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a

minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

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Sr. Systems Administrator (VDI)