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VMWare Engineer/ Architect
Ref No.: 14-00521
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 03/31/2014 to 09/30/2014
The VMWare Engineer/ Architect will be expected to be the SME of the virtualized Windows and Linux environment and take on the end-to-end design & engineering of our new internal environment including the development of documentation and automated processes and workflows. The processing includes monitoring, new deployments and retires, patching, backup and archive. You will work with multiple project teams and partners to design solutions, components and interfaces to help drive to an automated virtualize environment. Once the solutions are designed & engineered to suit Client requirements you would be accountable for guiding the implementation and adoption of the solutions. Providing engineering level support escalation, for the solutions during deployment.
In this role, you will be responsible for gathering and documenting requirements, setting up environments; installing & configuring products, generating architecture and engineering documentation capturing the details for DEV, UAT and PROD implementations, and coordinating the implementations via the appropriate teams. Also, need to generate quality detailed documentation for all operating teams and train them so that they can take over the BAU maintenance functions of the product/solution implementations.
Extensive hands-on experience with engineering, installation, & setup of servers (VMware ESXi, RHEL, Windows) in a large environment and installation, configuration and functional testing of third party products; requires very good understanding of storage, database, and networking technologies.
NOTE: This is a senior hands-on engineering role and not an admin or PM role so candidates with just server, network or storage administration experience, and/or just project management experience need not apply. Telecommuting/Remote work in NOT an option.

Additionally, the Senior Infrastructure Engineer must have the skills and experience to fulfill the following responsibilities:
  • Architect and Engineer solutions based on virtualization & automation suite of products and solutions: VMware vSphere 4/5, VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO), RHEL 4, 5, 6, Windows Server, Configurations Management, etc
  • Define, present and recommend designs with the pro's and con's where appropriate
  • Identify areas for improving efficiency and of repeatable processes and recommend solutions for improvement.
  • Workflow development
  • System monitoring & performance monitoring of disk space, system and application errors, memory and swap space utilization, disk performance, CPU, and processes.
  • Backup and Archive
  • Completion of tasks within time and cost constraints and ensure that technical and functional objectives are met
  • Identify and engage internal stakeholders
  • Interface with management to report on project and program milestones
  • Present and/or escalate project and technical needs
  • Communicate progress toward daily and weekly deliverables
  • Mentor other engineers
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as requested.
Strong knowledge of the following:
  • VMWARE vSphere 4/5, vCenter,
  • Linux RHEL 4/5/6
  • Windows Server 2008+
  • Virtualization environment design, development, maintenance techniques, and processes.
  • Workflow Engines
  • Orchestration toolsets
  • < >PowerShell
  • < >PYTHON
  • JAVA
  • < >< >< >SQL/PL SQL
  • < >< >< >Communication (Oral/Written)
  • ITIL Foundations v3 certified

Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:
  • Bachelor's Degree and/or its equivalent required.
  • 6+ years related experience