Senior Systems Engineer (VMware)

Company: Kforce Technology ( Learn More )

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Job Description


Kforce is immediately seeking a Senior Systems Engineer (VMware)to join our technology R&D client's team in Corvallis, Oregon (OR). The Senior Systems Engineer will have the primary responsibility for all activities related to VMware administration at a SME level. The Systems Engineer will be working on virtualization server and related technologies that have recently been introduced to our client's environment. The incumbent will be responsible for all VMware configuration and operations management, along with daily systems management tasks in a complex environment.Day to Day responsibilities:
  • Perform advanced monitoring, administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of virtualization technologies, including VMware, ESX, Aruba, and Blades all in a 100% Windows environment
  • Daily support of tools and functions for virtual infrastructure support
  • Contribute to the review/approval of virtual server design decisions to ensure that application hosting solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, reliability upon deployment
  • Contribute to the development of the architecture roadmap for virtual server platforms
  • Support projects from a technical aspect and provide guidance and direction to less experienced technical staff including installations and upgrades of Operating System, backup/recovery strategies, and high availability configurations
  • Operate server automation solutions and enterprise-wide scripts using tools Provide performance analysis and tune systems
  • Utilize software and hardware tools to identify, analyze, and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting performance
  • Utilize tools for capacity planning and follow IT processes and change management practices Identify and improve existing departmental processes for efficiency, reliability and consistency
  • Job Requirements


    • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of Information Systems and VMware server administration experience
    Experience with the following:
    • Managing and administering VMware systems, and related services and monitoring systems
    • Hyper converged virtual hosting technologies VMware VI3, Virtual Update Manager (VUM), and vSphere 4.x VMware Virtual Center vSphere
    • Experience configuring VMware Workstation for file sharing
    • Experience with upgrading ESXi and vCenter
    • Configuring VMware HA and DRS Windows Server 2012r2 and Windows Operating systems
    • Understanding of operating system and network tools for troubleshooting performance issues
    • Working knowledge of Clustering and HA configurations
    • Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skills
    • Skill in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues and proven experience as part of a high-performance team
    • Solid grasp of TCP/IP networking fundamentals and outstanding troubleshooting ability
    • Experience with command-line style management utilities, such as vMA/PowerCLI/Perl/etc.
    • Experience working on large scale data center deployments, OEM/ODM suppliers, firmware and supporting technologies
    • Awareness of changes in hardware design patterns, standards across industry
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Industry Certifications and experience with VMware server administration
    • Scripting and ITIL experience and managing systems within enterprise environment
    Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.