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VMware system engineer
Ref No.: 18-30416
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 8 Years
Start Date: 05/28/2018
 Title: VMware system engineer
Duration – contract
Location– Fort Mill  South Carolina
Client: HCL / LPL Financial
The Senior VMware/Virtualization Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design, deployment, and support of VK's VMware infrastructure, and will have practical experience in implementing and sustaining VMware installation, configuration, management, and data protection of a high-availability virtualized environment. 
Will need to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and deliver solutions across a virtualization environment. Must be a collaborative team player that can help manage and scale our virtualization environment as we expand, while driving complex issues to resolution.
  •          Install, configure and manage VMware virtualization environment components (vSphere, vRA, SRM, ESX)
  •          Provide capability to install, configure, and manage a highly available and scalable VMware/virtualization infrastructure.
  •          Plan and configure vSphere networking and storage solutions.
  •          Develop plans for deploying and administering virtual machines and vApps. 
  •          Establish and maintain service levels; perform basic troubleshooting; monitor vSphere implementations; and manage vCenter server alarms.
  •          Provide input on data protection, access, authentication control, resource management, monitoring, high availability, fault tolerance, and scalable virtualized infrastructure.
  •          Provision virtual machines and patches to the software and hardware hosting infrastructure.
  •          Maintain server/blade hardware including failed component replacement.
  •          Maintain and restore VM "backups" and snapshots.
  •          Participate in on-call after-hours support rotation, responding to support calls after- hours/weekends/holidays.
  •          Provide Operation and Sustainment support for the virtualization environment
  •          Ensure virtualization systems are compliant within required security standards
  •          Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VMware virtualization environment
  •          Ensure compliance with industry standard audit, reporting, alerting for SOX, Cobit, SEC and Client controls.
Formal Education & Certification:
·         Bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems, and/or 7 years equivalent work experience.
·         VMware Certified professional 4.1 or higher
Essential Knowledge & Experience:
·         7+ years' experience engineering and supporting VMware environments in a large-scale environment.
·         Advanced knowledge of systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques.
·         Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment
·         VMware ESX 5.0/5.5/6.0
·         Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2
·         Unix/Linux familiarity
·         Windows 7/8/10
·         TCP/IP, DNS, Local Area Networking, AD, GPO
Personal Attributes:
·         Strong customer-service orientation.
·         Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
·         Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
·         Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
·         Able to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
·         Able to research application issues and products.
·         Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
·         Competent team leadership and employee management skills.