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Position Description

Systems Engineer III
Working Title Converged Architecture Lead
Department/Division Communications & Information Technology - Systems Support
Job Type Full Time
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Requisition ID:
Work Location:
COMIT - Municipal Center
Pay Range:
A.19, $82,326.40 - $126,380.80
Starting Salary:
Minimum of the Pay Range
Work Schedule:
M-F 8am - 5pm
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Application Deadline:

Job Duties:

Converged Architecture Lead - Systems Engineer III

The City of Virginia Beach has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified and motivated individual to join the Converged Architecture team's journey to modernize technology and processes of the City’s IT infrastructure. This is a Lead Systems Engineer position and will supervise a team of computer, storage, network, and core application engineers help to integrate industry leading best practices into traditional data center infrastructure, as well as software-defined designs towards a private and hybrid cloud architecture. The Converged Architecture team provides direct business value by making the City more efficient and empower the workforce to focus at a higher level.  This team’s duties include research and development, design, implementation, operations, and continual improvement of enterprise class solutions. 

The ideal candidate will be self-driven, collaborative, eager to enact change, and will hold the required experience and some combination of the preferred experience. This role is required to learn and stay abreast of new technology to identify opportunities for the organization.

Candidate should have experience in the following City supported services, to include:

  • 5 years experience supervising a team of computer engineers
  • Converged infrastructure – DellEMC Vxblock
  • Server Virtualization – VMware/Microsoft
  • EMC Storage Area Networks & Network Attached Storage
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Messaging & Collaboration – Office 365
  • Network Virtualization – VMware NSX
  • Data Protection - EMC Avamar/Data Domain
  • Automation & Orchestration – VMware vRealize
  • Configuration Management - SCCM
  • Desktop and Application Virtualization – Horizon/Citrix
  • Load Balancing – F5
  • Cloud IaaS – Azure/AWS

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • 15 years experience in Information Technology Role
  • Microsoft Windows Server engineering/administration experience
  • VMware Engineering, Architecture and Design experience
  • Incident, Problem, and Change Management experience
  • Two or more of the following certifications: VCP, VCAP, VCDX, MCSE, DellEMC - DECE/DECM, CCNA

CJIS/PREA Disclaimer: ***This position will provide direct support to the City’s Public Safety departments and will have physical access to public safety buildings and/or access to confidential and sensitive public safety databases.  As such, and in compliance with federal regulations and guidelines, City of Virginia Beach IT staff and contractors must receive a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) and may require a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) criminal background clearance prior to employment and annually thereafter while employed or under contract with the City of Virginia Beach.  Automatic disqualifiers related to the CJIS and PREA criminal background checks apply, including but not limited to, US Citizenship and/or minimum ten (10) years US Residency requirements.

Please Note: This position has been reopened to expand the pool of applicants. It will remain open until filled.

Minimum Requirements:

MINIMUMS: Any combination of education (above the high school level) and/or experience equivalent to ten (10) years in fields providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities and associated with such positions as information technology systems engineer, database administrator, technical systems analyst, programmer analyst or systems analyst. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV drivers license eligibility requirements. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime when required to meet operational needs. Four (4) years of progressive professional experience in the advertised job role may be required; such required experience will be listed in the requisition that announces the vacancy. Position may require certain Expert Level I Certifications specific to the work to be performed and maintain currency of those, or successor, certifications; such required certifications will be listed in the requisition that announces the vacancy.

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Not Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Not Required    
Respirator:  Not Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required:  Resume


B.S. in Computer Information Technology, Computer Technology Engineering, or similar degree
5 years exp supervising a team of computer engineers
Active Directory Services including DHCP, DNS, CA, IIS, ADFS
Exchange/Office 365
Microsoft SCCM
Methodical troubleshooting and analytical skills
Identifying key performance indicators, trending metrics, capacity planning, building reporting dashboards
Proven communication & organizational skills - must have ability to communicate at all levels within the organization both verbally and in writing

Special Instructions:

***Alpha I Status: Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.

Please note the interview process may include an exercise.

Please Note: This position has been reopened to expand the pool of applicants.

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
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  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.


VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

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