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VMWare Virtualization Admin

VMWare Virtualization Admin

VMWare Virtualization Admin - Onsite (Yorktown, Va)

The virtualization administrator will be responsible for ensuring the company's virtual environment is highly available and adequately maintained. Must be able to manage all aspects of our vCenter virtual environment including storage, networking, and compute resource configuration. Must ensure adequate replication of data and compute resources to/from our recovery facility to recover from a critical disaster. Will be responsible for managing the backup systems including storage replication, offsite and on-prem data backups, backup retention, and azure tenant backups.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • 50% Manages all aspects of our virtual infrastructure including SAN storage, virtual networking, and compute resources. Must be familiar with NFS, CIFS, iSCSI in an enterprise storage environment. Must be familiar with vSwitch and vDSwitch configuration and management. Must be Familiar with DRS and HA configuration within a VMWare environment.
  • 30% Must monitor resource requirements and anticipate need for growth of compute, network, or storage on a regular basis.
  • 10% Must be able to leverage advanced troubleshooting techniques to diagnose issues and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • 10% Cross-train in other infrastructure disciplines (Server Admin, Network, and Security) to provide backup in the event of unexpected situations.

Performance Measurements:

  • Must ensure the prompt response to and recovery from systems and network related production interruptions, across multiple hardware platforms, networks and operating systems.
  • Must anticipate network and security risks and mitigate critical threats in a timely manner.
  • Must manage virtual and physical device inventory to ensure assets are adequately tracked and that we are compliant with third party license requirements.
  • Always be working to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure by deploying current generation tools in favor of legacy solution.
  • Must provide to your supervisor’s requirements for hardware and software purchases to meet the needs of the application support teams on product deployment.
  • To proactively demonstrate our core values of integrity, trustworthiness, hard work and dedication, passion and vision.
  • Must complete ongoing technology training requirements each quarter. Continuing education is a critical part of your employment. Knowledge and Skills:

Experience

Five years to eight years of similar or related experience.

Education

  • A bachelor's degree, or
  • Achievement of formal certifications recognized in the industry as equivalent to a bachelor's degree (e.g. information technology certifications in lieu of a degree).

Other Skills

  • Hands on experience with VMWare virtual environment in an enterprise setting.
  • Technical planning and project management experience.
  • Ability to discuss technical issues effectively with other data processing professionals as well as non-technical users.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work and travel independently and use general office equipment, give speeches and make presentations.

 

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