C4 - Server Virtualization/Systems Engineer - Mid

Job ID
# of Openings
Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Sec+ CE and an applicable system or virtualization cert
Experience Level
8570 Compliant


SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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Job Summary

The candidate will haveexperience in supporting and managing Windows 2012 R2  and VMware ESX platforms, systems and network services in a data center environment.  Engineers must be able to exhibit strong communication, collaboration, as well as time and project management skills. This position focuses on customer-facing production systems infrastructure.


  • Support the VMware ESX environment including activities such as design, maintenance & troubleshooting.
  • Support Windows 2012 R2 environment including activities such as design, maintenance & troubleshooting.
  • Vulnerability Management using Nessus/ACAS
  • Handle ongoing maintenance e.g., service pack installations, hot fixes, software upgrades, etc.
  • Have a general knowledge of server technologies, and network and enterprise storage technologies.
  • Participate in the implementation of agreed upon solutions and strategies.
  • Troubleshoot technology issues, using various internal and external resources.
  • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to recurring tasks or problems.
  • Document technical problems, resolutions, and processes for assigned tasks and projects.
  • Participate in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility and functionality.
  • Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management.
  • SharePoint administrator experience is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently as required.


  • Three to eight years of progressively responsible systems, server, and virtualization hands-on experience with Windows and VMWare platforms. Candidates should have technical experience in all of the following areas: Microsoft Windows Server 2K8/2012/2016 and database (Oracle/MS SQL 2005+).  Individual must have high degree of skills with the MS Office toolsets.
  • Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, may direct the activities of other team members, diplomatic, multi-task capable, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable. 
  • Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is required



Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field preferred.



SEC+CE, and applicable system certifications required.



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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