Sr. VMWare Systems Engineer


B-Line Express has an immediate need for a VMWare Systems Engineer. This contract position is located on the client site in Bethesda, MD for the duration of 3 to 6 months.


  • Setup, configure and deploy VMware-based systems for high-availability and efficiency, including vCenter, vSphere, and ESX v5.x.
  • Migrate existing physical and virtual servers from Hyper-V to VMware-based vSphere/vCenter system
  • Leverage virtualization capabilities to further automate systems management, analysis, and performance monitoring.
  • Manage, troubleshoot, and administer storage environment (NetApp and Whiptail-based arrays) and administer network/CIFS shares, perform capacity planning, and work with stakeholders to better leverage the storage environment.
  • Manage, troubleshoot, and administer data center hardware and servers including backups (Symantec NetBackup), AV (McAfee EPO), VTC systems, and terminal server(s) (Microsoft TS).
  • Efficiently troubleshoot and problem-solve all technical issues relevant to supporting the Institutes’ IT infrastructure.
  • Gather end-user environment information to guide desktop and application virtualization efforts.
  • Provide higher-tier end-user support as necessary.
  • Evaluate new information system products or services and suggests changes to existing products/services to better aide project parameters.
  • Mentor, support and guide the support staff in day-to-day systems operations.
  • Administrate user environment including Active Directory, GPOs, and related technologies.
  • Serve as point-of-contact on client cross technical workgroups and liaise with client technical staff as necessary.
  • Coordinate with customers and managers to verify proper procedures and mandates are being followed appropriately
  • Work closely with Project Manager to develop: Systems manuals, SOPs, methodology and process wikis.
  • Assess and anticipate infrastructure and technology projects and work with Project Manager to recommend appropriate action and resources.
  • Work with Project Manager to evaluate and propose hardware/software/cloud-based solutions to accomplish the institute’s business objectives.
  • Streamline and automate internal IT Team business processes

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong VMware core technology skills, including experience with VMware v5.x, vCenter, Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization.
  • At least 5 years of experience in virtual infrastructure, including VMware and Hyper-V.
  • Experience in managing, monitoring, deploying, and troubleshooting virtualized server and desktop/VDI environments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and extensive experience with enterprise technical environments, including Active Directory, IP, DNS, VLANS, InfoSec, and related technologies.
  • Experience in enterprise SAN/storage environments, Ethernet, Fibre-Channel, LUN configuration, and storage provisioning services.
  • Knowledge of enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery environments.
  • Knowledge of cloud technology and hybrid cloud implementation a plus.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • VCP, ITIL and Microsoft certifications a plus.

For immediate consideration please send your resume directly to There is no relocation for this position.Those authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship will be considered. We are not able to sponsor at this time.  B-Line Express is an EOE.

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