VMware Specialist (Computing Systems Professional 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

What You Will Do

Computing Systems Professional 2 ($69,500 – $113,300)

The successful candidate will oversee day to day operations for our classified LANL private cloud services based on VMware and OVM (Oracle Virtual Machine).  The selected candidate will:

  • Manage and maintain a private cloud infrastructure based on VMware vSphere and OVM.  This infrastructure hosts ~75 guest systems supporting a wide variety of business, scientific and departmental systems as well as and other important institutional workloads.
  • Assist with the design, test and implementation of new enterprise class virtualization infrastructures based on VMware vSphere or other new and emerging technologies.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience implementing cyber security best practices (particularly within the cloud architecture) including: DISA STIG for esxi, vCenter and VMware guest systems; LANL STOW for servers host hardening and firewall configuration; authenticated scanning via Nessus; Splunk log forwarding and analysis; and other defense in depth strategies.
  • Knowledge and experience administering enterprise class private cloud solutions leveraging VMware vSphere.
  • Knowledge and experience administering Red Hat based servers.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Windows server 2012 system administration.
  • Knowledge and experience in PowerShell and PowerCLI scripting.
  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise storage systems including SAN and NAS solutions leveraging SCSI and NFS.

Desired Skills:

  • Advanced level knowledge and experience designing and delivering automated Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Advanced level knowledge administering virtual guest performance analytics via vRealize Operations Manager.
  • Advanced level knowledge and experience creating and implementing automated Windows Server configuration management tools (e.g. MS AD GPOs).
  • Demonstrated effective and responsive customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to document processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully plan, design, lead and implement complex technical projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete assignments and commitments in a timely and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and within a diverse team.
  • Current DOE Q Clearance.

Education: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level).  Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.


*Eligibility requirements:  To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.


New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.


Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security.  LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


The Network Infrastructure and Engineering division maintains LANL’s computer networks, institutional computing services, and oversees LANL’s cyber security programs.  The NIE-Infrastructure Services Server Support team provides robust, private cloud computing and storage solutions for LANL customers.  We host approximately 1500 unclassified guest workloads providing critical business and science applications, email and collaboration.


Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 69500
Maximum Salary 113300

Contact Details

Contact Name Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)
Email bjtedder@lanl.gov
Work Telephone 505-665-1683



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