Job Description :
Title: Sr. Windows/VMWare Engineer

Location: Columbia SC

Duration: 12 Months

Job Description

DHEC is in the process of migrating its current primary Data Center to the State IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment. Due to the volume of systems, interdependencies, servers, and various locations throughout the state, additional staff is needed to support the effort. The team will ensure systems are set up following industry best practices to ensure strategic initiatives and compliance with federal and state regulatory laws and ensure business continuity.

These positions will be a part of the team responsible for the implementation of this project. They will also be involved with supporting the day-to-day operations of the Agency’s Server Hosting environment.

Candidates should be self-motivated, team-oriented, work under limited supervision, and respond to priority tasks as needed.

Daily Duties / Responsibilities:
Participate in a team comprised of DHEC and solution implementation staff for Server Hosting related planning, designing, installation, configuration and conversion of physical and virtual server environment for conversion to IaaS. Will coordinate with Server Hosting Team Lead on the daily assignments, tasks and coordinate and collaborate with contract staff as well as existing DHEC Server Hosting staff. Ensure project and task timelines are set, met, mitigate issues by resolving or proposing solution.
Will advise Staff on hardware configurations and implementations, work with vendor and staff on deliverables, troubleshooting and conversion of current environment from HyperV to VMWare.
The position will be utilized for 40 hours per week for the duration of this project. The selected candidate should be able to work flexible hours where it may be necessary for work to be completed outside traditional business hours.
The candidate will work closely with the Server Hosting Team Lead to identify, prioritize, and schedule workload and implementation to IT standards and procedures. The candidate will work closely with customer and subject matter experts for the system design and testing.

This will also include compliance to DHEC security policy/procedures as well as integrating systems when possible to streamline staff workflows, user security, and data correction.
Module support of the project.

DHEC will require that selected personnel sign the DHEC confidentially agreement and/or Business Associate (BA) agreement if applicable. All web services must be secure.
DHEC will not accept any offers including an “up-lift” charge. The rate paid per consultant must not exceed the maximum rate established for this position described in the State contract terms.

Contractors must be onsite during each week throughout the term of the contract.
Follow agency IT Standards, policies, and procedures to include documentation.

All source code (compiled and un-compiled) will become the sole property of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Any source code, data, product, or functionality resulting from this SOW or previously owned/developed by DHEC will remain the sole property of DHEC and is not to be incorporated into the core product of any vendor's application. Any modifications and interfaces developed under said contract will be not be used by the contractor for any independent project of the contractor or published or publicized by the contractor without written permission of DHEC.

DHEC has the final say on all programming choices.

Payment Schedule:

All timesheets shall be entered and approved in a timely manner per State contract terms. The State will not pay any extra costs (i.e. Travel, employee benefits, insurance, room and board, etc for temporary employees under this contract.

DHEC Support:

DHEC will provide:
All required information including formulas, data, and mechanisms to check output.
Staff to assist with any application or data questions.
Conference rooms and scheduling for any application demos.
Workstation and required software.

Required Skills (Rank In Order Of Importance):

1. EXPERIENCE WITH WINDOWS SERVER.
2. EXPERIENCE MANAGING AND SUPPORTING MEDIUM TO LARGE ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENTS UTILIZING HYPER-V.
3. EXPERIENCE LEADING TEAMS THROUGH CONVERSION OF P2V AND V2V.
4. EXPERIENCE WITH POWERSHELL.

5. EXPERIENCE WITH BACKUP AND DR IN ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENT.
6. EXPERIENCE MANAGING MEDIUM TO LARGE ENTERPRISE IMPLEMENTATION OF VMWARE 5.5 AND HIGHER UTILIZING VCENTER.
7. EXPERIENCE WITH TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION WRITING.
8. EXPERIENCE WITH INDUSTRY STANDARD INFORMATION SECURITY PRACTICES.
9. EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING ENTERPRISE LEVEL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURES

Preferred Skills (Rank In Order Of Importance):
1. Prefer experience with Microsoft HyperV
2. CITRIX Presentation Server or XenApp
3. GPO and PowerShell
4. Experience working with SC Department of Technology.
5. Dell Compellent SAN Administration.
6. Experience with security and data classification related to CDC, HIPAA, and CJIS.
7. Ability to establish positive working relationships with technical staff, customers and others involved in data-centric management.
8. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
9. Knowledge of Information Technology Field, best practices, organization and operations
10. Ability to integrate technical systems with agency goals and objectives.

Required Education: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a relevant field of work or equivalent work experience.



Skills:

Category


Name


Required


Importance


Level


Last Used


Experience


Database Platforms


backup/recovery


Yes


5


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Documentation/Language


Technical writing


Yes


7


Advanced


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Miscellaneous


Experience in designing and implementing enterprise level systems architectures.


Yes


8


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Network Security


information security principles and practices


Yes


6


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Networking & Directories


Virtualization


Yes


2


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Operating Systems/APIs


Microsoft operating systems


Yes


1


Expert


Currently Using


6 + Years


Operating Systems/APIs


PowerShell


Yes


4


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Operating Systems/APIs


VMware 4/5


Yes


3


Expert


Currently Using


4 - 6 Years


Specialties


Microsoft Active Directory


Yes


1


Expert


Currently Using


6 + Years




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