Position Description

Network and System Virtualization Engineer
Location Manassas, VA
Job Category Engineering
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Network and System Virtualization Engineer Job Description:


The Network and System Virtualization Engineer participates in a team environment to design, implement, integrate, and test systems for the United States Navy. This includes integration of virtual technologies and applications while working closely with a focused, multi-disciplinary team of engineers. Ideal candidate will be able to migrate existing hardware into a virtual environment for long-term sustainability and reduce hardware cost/footprint. The ideal candidate will be proactive in identifying and solving tough engineering challenges and focused on delivering high-performance, mission-critical products. Success in this position requires an assertive, confident attitude and a commitment to working as a part of a team to meet critical delivery schedules.


Network and System Virtualization Engineer Required Tasks:


  • Design and automate virtual networking environments using open source technologies to support systems development, testing and integration.
  • Design and build complex system infrastructure utilizing emulation and container technologies within a virtual networking environment.
  • Design and implement virtualization solutions to an existing complex system to reduce hardware footprint/cost.
  • Document changes and provide infrastructure status to all stakeholders.
  • Troubleshooting/Regression testing in a fast-paced open lab environment.
  • Ensure system requirements are met and adhere to infrastructure standards/protocols.
  • Collaborate with various product owners, architects, and software/system engineers to understand technical system requirements, business use cases, and application performance considerations.
  • Evaluation, recommendation, design, implementation, and ongoing support of the system infrastructure services and to ensure high availability, redundancy, recoverability, and capacity.


Network and System Virtualization Engineer Required Skills:


  • Knowledge of the OpenFlow protocol and implementations
  • Knowledge of packet forwarding technology such as Open vSwitch (OVS)
  • Knowledge of tunneling technologies like VxLAN.
  • Experience with VLAN, Ethernet protocols and Wireshark.
  • Experience with hypervisors technologies using KVM.
  • Experience with emulators such as QEMU
  • Experience with Docker and containers.
  • Strong experience at the Linux command line.
  • Strong communication skills with developers to explain results to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers.
  • Strong attention to detail. 
  • A DoD Secret level clearance is required to start.


Network and System Virtualization Engineer Highly Desirable Skills:


  • Experience working in an Agile/Sprint environment.
  • Troubleshooting Virtualization/Network/Infrastructure/HW/driver issues.
  • Familiarity with Navy/Submarine operations is desirable.
  • Willingness to work 2nd or 3rd shift.
  • Willingness to work overtime.


Network and System Virtualization Engineer Additional Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline up to 3 years of related professional experience.
  • Proactive/self-starter.
  • Task driven with ability to work independently.
  • Team player that takes ownership and develops relationships with the team members which fosters team success.


Job Location: Manassas, VA. Occasional travel will be required, including travel aboard ships and submarines to provide system troubleshooting or evaluation support.

Contract Term: Full-Time Employee, 40 hours/week.

Rate: Negotiable

Start Date: Negotiable

Key words: OVS Virtualization hypervisor VxLAN QEMU Docker


Gromelski and Associates is a proud Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.



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