IT - Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA at BCforward

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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IT - Systems Engineer

BCforward is currently seeking highly motivated IT - Systems Engineer located at Herndon, VA 20171

Title : IT - Systems Engineer
Location : Herndon, VA 20171
Expected Duration : 12+ months (Contract to start with possibility of Full Time)

Job Description:

  • The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Engineer will provide on-site subject matter expertise of the VDI solution hosted within a secret network and perform daily system administration and support duties.
  • The current VDI solution is a Citrix XenDesktop integration with VMWare vSphere presenting a Windows 10 desktop on WYSE thin client workstations.
  • Additionally, the VDI Support Engineer will evaluate the existing VDI platform, build a technical transition plan, and work with a local support team to implement the VDI upgrade based on Windows, Citrix, and WYSE thin client workstations.
  • In addition, the VDI Support Engineer will work with our Cybersecurity team to ensure that the VDI solution is documented, maintained, and ready to be risk assessed as part of a network accreditation process.
  • This will involve scanning, patching, and documenting the VDI solution for production.


  • Provide subject matter expertise on the VDI solution hosted within a secret network
  • Perform system administration and support duties on the existing VDI solution
  • Accurately log/ticket, track, and resolve incidents using the Remedy ITSM system
  • Provide accurate, timely, and professional resolution on all supported incidents and issues
  • Evaluate existing VDI solution and establish a technical design to upgrade solution
  • Develop system administration documentation in support of accreditation requirements
  • Provide a high level of professionalism and customer service
  • Provide updates to management and project leadership of all ongoing critical issues
  • Assist local support team primary POCs with system administration tasks (as needed)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated technical competency in the following areas:
  • Citrix Administration (XenDesktop 7.x)
  • Server Virtualization (VMWare ESXi 6.x)
  • Windows Server Administration (2016, 2012R2, 2008R2)
  • Window Operating System (Windows 10)
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Network Communication processes
  • SCCM or Commvault Administration (Desired)
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to coordinate and lead system engineering projects
  • Ability to understand and apply knowledge of current industry standard systems architectures
  • Strong critical thinking skills that facilitate timely problem-solving


  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field/equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of engineering experience with 2 years supporting VDI solutions
  • Active DoD SECRET clearance
  • Have or obtain requisite DoD 8570 certifications (i.e. Security + CE, CISSP, etc.) within three months

Note: Secret Security Clearance is required for this position.

About BCforward:
BCforward began as an IT business solution and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full-service personnel solution's organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 96866 when responding to this ad.