Sr. Corporate IT Engineer/IT Lead

Information Technology/Security Arlington, Virginia


Background information:
Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking a Senior Corporate IT Engineer/Lead to be based in our Arlington, VA office.

IDT is seeking a Sr. Corporate IT Engineer/IT Lead that will design, deploy and maintain Linux and Windows based computing systems intended to support corporate IT infrastructure and services in the cloud, on premise, as well as at the corporate datacenter in the Arlington and remote IDT offices. Responsibilities will focus on recommending new technology, leading a team of engineers, fine tuning the network, systems and corporate applications and support end user issues.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Interact with technical team members from multiple organizations in a team environment
  • Leading an existing team of network engineers, cloud engineers, and helpdesk engineers
  • Perform requirements analysis, translating business need into IT resource specifications
  • Developing design documentation
  • Participate in identification and applications of emerging technologies and architectures including evaluation of cloud operations platforms.
  • Provision virtual/physical servers and end user workstations per corporate and end user needs
  • Patching and maintenance of end user workstations and corporate physical and virtual servers, storage, cloud instances, and infrastructure
  • Provide direct technical support for the planning, design, and implementation of new or replacement technologies to support the corporate infrastructure and end users
  • Fine tune current infrastructure
  • Contribute to improvement of administrative and operational processes
  • Perform administration and lifecycle management of hypervisors, automation and orchestration software, enterprise virtual Systems and networks utilizing multiple network management tools and applications
  • Complete capacity planning, workload modeling, prediction, performance monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning to ensure stable performance of the virtualization environments
  • Ensuring all solutions implemented are designed to scale
  • Ensuring that all systems are in compliance with industry standard IT security frameworks such as NIST, ISO, SOX
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or relevant field of Engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in a relevant technology field required
Required skills:
  • Experience with server and or desktop virtualization
  • Extensive experience with Operating Systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux) configuration and administration
  • Virtualization Infrastructure Experience with VMware or similar virtualization tools
  • Networking experience – TCP/IP, DNS, NetBIOS, switching, routing, VLANs, firewalls
  • High degree of competence in C, Bash, and Shell
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker
  • Experience with NFS, iSCSI, FTP, SSH, SCP, LDAP, BASH, IP, TCP, UDP, NTP, DNS, DHCP
  • Demonstrated ability to shift from one project to another in an agile work environment
  • Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentations
  • Ability to capture technical approaches, designs, block diagrams, algorithms, and implementations in written and graphical form
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% to remote IDT offices around the US.
  • Experience with cloud environments, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
Preferred skills:
  • Enterprise system engineering/administrator expertise with at least one operating system
  • Proficiency in automation methods and solutions
  • Networking protocol experience (802.11, TCP, UDP, ICMP)
  • Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Salt, or Puppet experience
  • VMWare, AWS, Azure certifications or equivalent is a plus
  • Familiarity with IT Compliance frameworks (NIST, SOX, ISO, etc…)
  • Competencies:
  • Ability to create and employ requirements and specifications during discovery phase of corporate solutions.
  • Desire to stay current with industry trends and best practices
  • Excellence in technical oral and written communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Be capable of working independently, but thrive in a team environment
  • Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
EEO Statement:
IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.