System Administrator, VDI SME – TS/SCI Required

Honolulu, HI
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: TS/SCI
  • Req ID: 2024-11214


Job Summary:

The System Administrator, VDI SME is responsible for the administration of over 300 Virtual Machines (VMs) across various Virtual Operating Environments (VOEs) with differing security classifications. This role ensures the operations, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets in compliance with established IT standards and procedures.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Key responsibilities include the maintenance, installation, updating, and security of operating systems and applications, utilizing platforms like VMware vCenter, VMware Horizon View, and VMware ESXi, along with storage solutions such as Rubrik, Cohesity, and Pure Storage. The administrator is tasked with maintaining Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance, managing DoD PKI requirements, and ensuring all systems are integrated into the Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) architecture.

  • Additionally, the role involves monitoring security and performance logs, managing ServiceNow tickets, and participating in technical meetings to provide expert recommendations. The administrator will also handle backup and restoration processes, support command exercises and inspections, and manage the Continuity of Operations (COOP) for VOE systems.

  • The VDI SME is expected to create, maintain, and update VOE Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and provide monthly status reports detailing accomplishments, ongoing issues, and efforts requiring government action. Occasional after-hours and weekend work may be necessary to support service outages. This position requires a proactive approach to system management and a strong collaboration with developers and cybersecurity staff to ensure a secure and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

  • IAW DoDM 8410.03, must meet intermediate proficiency level.

  • Must possess ONE of the following 8570 IAT-II certifications:

  • CCNA Security.

  • CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst).

  • GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional).

  • GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification).

  • Security+ CE.

  • SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner).

  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED.

  • Must have at least three years of experience managing and supporting VMWare vCenter & Horizon View environments.

  • Must have experience managing and securing VMWare and Windows Desktop systems within a DoD environment.

  • Must have experience securing systems and applications in accordance with Federal, DoD and customer regulations, directives, policies and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).

  • Must have experience managing application virtualization and VDI baseline images.

  • Must have experience managing Secure Host Baselines.

  • Must have experience managing Rubrik and Cohesity.

  • Must have experience managing VMWare SAN, vCOPS, vRO, and ESXi in a DoD environment.

  • Must have experience managing Tintri and Pure storage.

  • Must have experience supporting Endpoint Security Solution (ESS) agents.

  • Must be “VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and Mobility (VCP-DTM) 6 (or later)” certified and certification must be in good standing.

  • Must have a proactive approach to system management and a strong collaboration approach to ensure a secure and efficient virtual desktop infrastructure.

  • Must be able to work occasional after-hours and weekend work as may be required to support service outages.

Posted Salary Range

147000 to 163000

Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: TS/SCI

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11214