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Saturday, June 19, 2021

AMB - Hardware Engineer

Hardware Engineer


Clearance: TS/SCI w/ Polygraph

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Job Description:

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector.  Zavda is looking for a Hardware Engineer candidate who will be responsible for complex HP (SGI and Cray), Avocent, Cisco and other hardware systems.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Install, optimize, and configure new servers and application upgrades in existing network environment
  • Solve highly complex hardware/software/network infrastructure issues in a data center environment
  • Test and support of classified cloud computing systems
  • Conduct periodic performance tests on existing servers
  • Solve complex technical issues with limited supervision
  • Perform updates and patching of various systems
  • System integration, maintenance, disk scrub, testing as well as providing support for associative program elements
  • Manage and administrate Linux systems, perform periodic maintenance, and provide technical support
  • Construction, installation, labeling, cabling, connection and troubleshooting of enterprise distributed computing systems
  • Escalate and communicate status to internal and external customers
  • Configuring and maintain VMware clusters and hosts
  • Troubleshoot, repair, replace hardware and work with vendors to correct issues
  • Knowledge and ability to navigate and utilize BIOS commands
  • Participate in customer meetings, documentation reviews, and follow-on tasks as required


  • Must have a High School Diploma
  • Shall have a minimum of thirteen (13) years’ experience in software engineering/development and/or systems engineering/analysis
  • Must possess experience in all phases of applications systems analysis to include evaluation and design, integration and optimization of complex systems
  • Must have experience with communication applications, and knowledge of storage and retrieval methods
  • Some travel may be required

Desired: Preferred Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or related discipline may be substituted for three (3) years of work experience
  • A Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines may be substituted for an additional two (2) years of experience
  • Candidate shall be competent to work at the highest level of all phases of applications systems analysis with minimal direction or oversight
  • Ability to use MS Office
  • Ability to use a PC
  • Analytical or critical thinking skills
  • Interpersonal & people skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Listening skills
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Oral & written communication skills
  • Organizational skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ascend/descend steps
  • Balancing
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Crawling
  • Crouching
  • Define color
  • Driving
  • Grasping
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Medium work
  • Move about in lab setting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Travel
  • Close measurements
  • Physical inspection
  • Ability to handle stress and work under pressure

Job Location:

  • Annapolis Junction, MD

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer- Veteran/Female/Minorities/Individual with Disabilities.  With Zavda you have the opportunity to provide dependable solutions and support that with benefit the national security missions.  Zavda prides itself to providing continual professional growth and success for the Zavda Team.


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