Systems Administrator - 17-02151
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Systems Administrator - 17-02151
Ref No.: 17-02151
Location: Wilton, Connecticut
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 10/16/2017 to 04/13/2018
Our client is seeking an ESX/VMWare Systems Administrator - Virtualization who will be a second level support.
Must have in-depth, hands-on experience with VSphere (5.5+) as well as common technologies used in a VMWare environment such as Site Recovery Manager and the vRealize suite. Broad knowledge of Storage (Vmax, PURE), Networking, Hardware (UCS, Dell) and Windows/RHEL and the supporting services. Additionally, must be familiar with scripting, i.e. PowerShell or Python – not just running manual commands off a KB – and able to run, maintain, and write basic scripts. Experience with Chef, Ansible, and/ or AWS is a plus.

Responsibilities:
  • The position is for an operational (run) group. SysAdmins will respond to incidents and as well as handle support requests for a variety of technologies related to their Windows service.
  • As a queue owner, SysAdmins will be responsible for the general health of the queue (resolving tickets, identifying trends, finding the technical cause of problems) as well as recommending and implementing process/ system changes to eliminate incoming workload, optimizing team process, diagnosing problems to the root cause and resolving them, and escalating where appropriate.
  • SysAdmins will also have project responsibilities (i.e. executing some of the improvements identified by them or others on the team) and will own small projects within their respective area.
  • The position is for a primary day shift (8-10 hours per day). There are some on-call responsibilities, shared amongst the team. More extended off-shift time may be needed but these would be planned significantly in advance, and generally associated with project work where maintenance windows need to be observed.
  • Must have a deep understanding of their respective area. But this is also a hands-on operations position. Engineers that only want to do projects and/or design and architect solutions will not be happy with this role.
  • Although not a must, given the overall direction of IT infrastructure is to transition workloads to the cloud, experience with AWS and cloud development is a plus.
Requirements:
  • Break/Fix, Provisioning & Decom, Patching, Migrations, Documentation
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system OS, software, and performance issues
  • At least 5+ years of experience in relevant technologies
  • Hands on knowledge of ESX/VMWare environment
  • Must be able to work well in an ambiguous and changing environment
Core Skills/Technologies:
  • VSphere 5.5+ including Site Recovery Manager and vRealize
  • Networking, Storage (VMAX, PURE), Hardware (UCS, Dell)
  • Windows and RHEL server lifecycles along with supporting services (AD, DHCP, DNS, etc)
Additional Skills/ Technologies:
  • Chef
  • Ansible
  • AWS