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Job Title:  Lab Engineer (ID#15177)

Location: Lorton, VA



Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.


Cherokee Nation Business is looking for a Lab Engineer/Systems Engineer to support the Department of State’s (DOS) Information Resource Management (IRM) Messaging Systems Office (MSO) Division.


Responsible for managing and supporting the virtual and physical infrastructure for Microsoft enterprise systems in the Azure cloud and in physical servers. Responsibilities also include cross supporting the server operating systems and COTS/GOTS applications hosted within the lab environment.


Works under general supervision and usually reports to a supervisor, though a certain degree of ingenuity and flexibility is required.




  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure in the Azure cloud and in physical servers
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Implements quality assurance reviews and evaluation of new and existing hardware/software
  • Lead migration and implementation of new software, system upgrades, evaluates patches, resolves software related problems, performing security scans
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on tasks
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Work within the Government Configuration Management and QA processes






  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar work experience
  • Microsoft Azure Government and/or Microsoft Azure Commercial cloud experience
  • Experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Windows Server based environments.
  • Experience in the administration and performance tuning of .Net application stacks
  • Experience managing hyper converged platforms
  • Experience with cloud and server based monitoring systems
  • Experience in scripting



  • Nice to have and not mandatory: MCSA, MCSE, Cloud+, Azure certs
  • BS with 10 years relevant experience, or MS with 7 years of prior relevant experience
  • 7 years of IT architecture/engineering experience
  • 3-5 years of Azure/Microsoft experience
  • Extensive experience with Azure Cloud Platforms
  • Hands-on experience with tools for system management, monitoring, automation, and agile development
  • Top-Secret Clearance Desired, Secret is acceptable.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information



Federal Office Setting


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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