Senior VMware Engineer



TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



The Senior VMware Engineer is responsible for an enterprise grants management system for and supports over 200,000 users worldwide on a 24x7x365 basis. The candidate will provide functional customer service and technical assistance to eRA developers, testers, users, and other functional areas within eRA.


  • Perform the installation, configuration and maintenance of the VMware virtual infrastructure, including, but not limited to, vCenter Server Appliance, ESXi, Update Manager and NSX
  • Develop VMware vCenter reports for performance, troubleshooting and capacity planning
  • Provision and clone virtual machines and server appliances as needed
  • Maintain and restore virtual machine "backups" and snapshots
  • Provide support for all Virtual Machines in the eRA Environment
  • Participate in troubleshooting activities as needed
  • Create and maintain documentation on systems administration tasks and other tasks as required
  • Baseline & organize technical documentation, such as scripts, performance metrics, etc.
  • Provide incident response / troubleshooting for windows and Linux servers running in a virtualized environment
  • Develop processes and procedures for ongoing management of the Windows and Linux server environments to include all associated hardware
  • Apply operating system patches to maintain operational consistency throughout all operational environments





  • 9+ years of experience supporting server virtualization technology, specializing in VMWare systems
  • Extensive experience with VMware vCenter
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills with the ability to effectively troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate problems
  • Ability to identify and utilize relevant resources to provide customers with information and resolution
  • Experience administering Windows Server (Server 2008 and Server 2012)
  • Experience administering RedHat Linux and CentOS
  • Experience with Adobe Cold Fusion
  • Experience with Storage Area Networks
  • Knowledge and understanding of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a plus
  • Experience in Federal Grants Management is a plus.



  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent work experience
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) preferred


  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust 


  • Bethesda, MD

Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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