The VMware Cloud Engineer is responsible for infrastructure tasks including provisioning hypervisors, connectivity issues, upgrades, and day-to-day issues and audits. Administer, maintain and troubleshooting of the supported VMware Product Stack (including SDDC environments). Ensure utilization of proper change management procedures regarding the installation and testing of all upgrades and enhancements for VMware infrastructure and Life Cycle Management. Troubleshoot problems and take corrective action on a timely and effective basis. Provide technical support to internal and external users. Due to the 24X7 operations of the business, must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
Knowledge / Skills / Ability:
- Advanced operating systems knowledge (Windows and Linux).
- Advanced network and NSX administration skills.
- Advanced knowledge/troubleshooting of fibre channel SANS, NFS and vSAN.
- Advanced knowledge of vROPS/vRLI.
- Advanced knowledge/troubleshooting of the vSphere platform.
- Advanced knowledge/troubleshooting of Disaster Recovery technologies (e.g. ZERTO, SRM).
- Working knowledge of HP/DELL Server hardware platforms.
- Preferred: knowledge/troubleshooting of vCloud Director and vCloud Foundation.
- Scripting knowledge is a plus (PowerCLI, REST).
- Works appropriate level tasks and tickets in queue.
- Defines and schedules infrastructure maintenance.
- Develops standards and policies for respective technology domain.
- Monitors and maintains all virtual infrastructure.
- Works with vendors to resolve escalated hardware and software issues.
- Performs capacity planning and performance analysis of infrastructure.
- Develops projects to improve performance, efficiency, experience, capacity, etc. of environments.
- Acts as the primary interface for the client or project manager for intermediate tasks/projects.
- Ensures the control, integrity and accessibility of the VMware environment for the enterprise
- Operates with independent judgment on daily tasks.
- Mentors Level 1 Engineers
Experience / Education:
- Secondary/High school diploma or GED required.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Requires 5+ years related technical experience in systems engineering, administration and with VMWare, including a minimum of 2-year experience equivalent to a VMware Cloud Engineer II.
- Must have an active VCP-DCV Certification.
- The following certifications preferred: CCIA, CCEE, CCEA, CCA, MCSE/MCITP, NSX, vRealize Operations and vSAN badge.
- General office environment.
- May require extended periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor.
- Elevated levels of stress may occur at times.
- No special physical demands required.
- Due to the 24x7x365 operations of the business, the candidate must be able to work a flexible work schedule, which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
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