• Senior Systems Engineer, Virtualization

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    iCIMS ID
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    This position will be responsible for providing virtual infrastructure related services for enterprise applications for on-premise, hybrid, and converged systems. 


    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Initial responsibilities emphasize virtualization technologies such as vmware, kvm, and Amazon AWS.
    • Management of Cisco UCS environment that VMWare is running on
    • Introduce new technologies or enhance existing technology to transform existing capabilities and services
    • Work with Senior Engineers to design, engineer, and implement virtualization solutions
    • Document engineering solutions and SOPs such that services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner
    • Provide expertise to the team in the areas of virtualization as needed
    • Provide L3 engineering and problem resolution support for critical issues
    • Design, architecture and deployment of technology infrastructure to deliver systems and services with high availability and reliability
    • Ensuring that policies, procedures and standards are being followed
    • Coordinates work with other IT team members to deliver systems and services
    • Participates actively in the planning of IT Infrastructure strategy to meet the business goals of the company
    • Contributes to technical projects of Sr. Engineers and management
    • Confers with and advises peers and IT Infrastructure management on technical problems, priorities, and methods
    • Deploys and installs technological enhancements and infrastructure systems under the direction of Sr. Engineers and management
    • Actively involved in the development of virtualization roadmap and strategy
    • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
    • Acts as escalation from L2 to analyze and resolve problems associated with virtualization and all related infrastructure

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline
    • Minimum 5+ years prior similar duties and experience or familiarity with virtualization technologies
    • Minimum 3 years management and administration of complex and heterogeneous environments
    • Advanced knowledge and experience with VMware vCenter/ESXi (Design/Build/Operations)
    • Advanced knowledge of integrated converged stack infrastructure & hyper-convergence platforms (Cisco UCS/vBlock/Nuanix/etc.)
    • Foundational knowledge of Microsoft file systems, Operating Systems, and Applications (Active Directory/DFS/Server 2012/Office)
    • Working knowledge of tool sets such as vSphere, PowerCLI, vRealize Operations Manager, Solarwinds


    Additional Qualifications

    • Foundational knowledge of TCP/IP networking, VPNs, DNS, DHCP, etc.
    • Foundational knowledge of Linux systems preferably with Redhat, CentOS, and Ubuntu
    • Datacenter migration methods and disaster recovery implementations
    • Experience in managing solution lifecycles (design, POC, deploy, operate, migrate)
    • Experience working with server teams to provision solutions in heterogeneous Operating System environments including MS Windows Server 2008R2/2012, Linux, and MSSQL/Oracle clusters.
    • Experience and Strong understanding of IT Project Management 
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be capable of writing proposals or basic project plans, acting as a vendor liaison, and making presentations to customers, client audiences or professional peers
    • Experience in Media and Entertainment
    • Scripting experience desired (PowerShell/WMI/Shell)
    • VMware VCP6+ certified (datacenter, cloud or networking)
    • Amazon AWS certified (Solutions Architect or SysOps Admin)
    • CCNA/CCNP certified is a plus
    • Knowledge of Cisco UCS and Fabric Interconnects
    • Knowledge of large VMWare deployments
    • Knowledge of Cloud Storage: Hybird, Public, Private
    • Strong knowledge of virtualization market landscape and dynamics
    • Strong knowledge in server lifecycle management
    • Experience working in service delivery organizations such as a carrier or hosting company
    • Experience working with both technical and non-technical clients
    • Experience working with offshore team
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
    • Basic understanding of ITIL and ServiceNow
    • Experience with supporting large, complex and heterogeneous system and network installations
    • Basic understanding of networking and distributed computing environments
    • Basic understanding of network routing, switching and network security principles
    • Capable of working closely with IT management
    • Excellent planning and coordination skills
    • Resourceful and have great troubleshooting skills


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