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Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 18-03238
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 85,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year
Systems Engineer
Washington, DC    
The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong record of managing enterprise infrastructure systems, backup and disaster recovery technologies, scripting, project management skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment. 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Applying knowledge of VMware ESX and related systems to evaluate and maintain the technical environment.
  • Working closely with Platform team leads and other team members
Providing support of the VMware environment with the following key responsibilities:
  • Providing expertise and support for virtual technologies.
  • Building, documenting, and testing VMware virtual solutions.
  • Scripting and developing innovative tools to solve operational issues.
  • Providing support for the VMware environments.
  • Evaluating and analyzing current virtualization infrastructure to provide optimum performance on an ongoing basis.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operation of various backup solutions including hardware/software support, training, and special projects.
  • Working closely with application owners to verify successful backups of all necessary data are being completed.
  • Actively seeking to understand end user computing needs and ensuring the design, implementations, management, procedures, and automation align with the policies of the Firm and the needs of the users.
  • Planning and managing the full life-cycle of complex, multi-phase application integration, and implementation projects.
  • Providing written requirements, system architecture designs, test plans, implementation plans and operation guides for designated technologies.
  • Analyzing current enterprise and making recommendations for capacity planning, performance tuning and design issues.
  • Identifying and prioritizing system requirements, patches, and enhancements.
  • Communicating status and key business information effectively to both executive management and internal clients.
  • Working closely with key vendors to support infrastructure, address escalated issues, and keep current with technology portfolio.
  • Participating in the on-call rotation to provide infrastructure support for escalated events outside of productions hours, weekends and possibly holidays.
  • College degree preferred; equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in providing VMware and system support in a Microsoft Windows enterprise network.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following application technologies: current Microsoft server operating systems, Active Directory, VMWare, vSphere 5.x or greater, vCenter, Site Recovery Manager, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, TCP/IP, Client, Cisco UCS, EMC VNX, NetApp ONTAP, Veeam, CommVault, and FalconStor.
  • Proven strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong client service skills with customer service driven mindset.
  • Detail oriented and has a sense of urgency.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work after-hours or weekends as needed.