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UCS(basics) + Vmware(expert) + Linux(expert
Ref No.: 16-10934
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist in managing a large scale virtual infrastructure environment (i.e., deploy new servers, maintain existing ones, patch, etc)
• Work with on & offshore resources to provide 24x7 support for infrastructure under management
• Troubleshooting errors on physical and virtual servers that sit underneath proprietary and open source applications in production and pre-production environments
• Identifying, defining, and executing/working with external teams to execute on service monitoring requirements
• Identifying, implementing, and documenting of technical SOPs for maintenance tasks
• Working with development teams to further operationalize their applications, with a focus on repeatability of , redundancy, and scalability
• Monitor the health and status of systems under management
• Assist in capacity planning
• Past experience in an offshore role is a plus
• Ability to create and maintain policies, standards, and overall system documentation
Participate in internal development and testing of monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting tools

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• Must be experienced in Cisco UCS Administration
• 5+ years of systems engineering, with a bias towards Unix/Linux environments
• Experience with supporting large scale environments is a major plus
• In-depth understanding of virtualization technologies i.e., VMware, ESXi
• Experience with a variety of hardware platforms (Client Blades, Cisco UCS, DL360, DL560, etc)
• Ability to work with offshore teams, including 24 x 7 NOCs
• Knowledge of core technology services (DNS, NTP, etc)
• Familiarity with SAN technologies and converged networking
• Scripting and/or development background (Ruby, bash, Python, Perl, etc.) is a plus
• Experience with 3rd party platform as a service providers/service offerings is a plus
• Familiarity with Nagios, OP5, Splunk, or DynaTrace a plus
• Excellent troubleshooting skills
• Ability to understand and articulate issues quickly
• Solid communications skills – written and oral
• "Customer-first” mentality
• Ability to work with/in teams in a dynamic organizational environment
• Ability to understand agile deployment process (i.e., use of Jira queues)
• Extremely attentive to detail