Senior Lead Converged Engineer

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Job Description

The Lead Converged Engineer will:

  • Lead a project team of co-workers to develop and deliver of a hyper-converged strategy that supports IaaS and PaaS consumption models.
  • Lead development efforts and support a large-scale hyper-converged virtual environment hosting platform consisting of Windows and Linux virtual servers.
  • Support internal enterprise desktop and server users worldwide, including troubleshooting and problem resolution for the ESXi operating system, vSAN Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution and underlying hardware.
  • Build strong, positive relationships with internal team members, related engineering and operations teams and business application developers.
  • Lead the implementation of an agile work environment.
  • Lead automation efforts to automate common tasks and innovate the delivery of hyper-converged infrastructure enabled services that satisfy a diverse range of internal customers.

Sr. Converged Engineers will provide consulting services to clients across the Enterprise, with the ability to understand and assimilate the most complex cross-discipline, and cross-technology concepts and processes.

Essential Criteria

  • Internal candidates must have good attendance and a clean disciplinary record; and
  • Internal candidates must be a Band D or E level with a consistent performance rating; and
  • 5+ years and expert level experience working on VMware vSphere specifically in the installation, configuration, patching, maintenance, upgrade and administration of a virtualization infrastructure; and
  • Must have experience in managing and administering a virtual infrastructure with a minimum footprint of 5000 virtual machines; and
  • Must have 3 years experience managing capacity within a virtual environments; and
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the following technologies:
    • ESXi 6.0 and above
    • vCenter VCSA 6.0 and above
    • Experience with basic administration of Windows and/or Red Hat Linux servers
    • Server hardware administration experience
    • Cluster Builds (Design/Deployment)
    • Storage Administration and Technologies
    • Network Administration and Technologies

Desirable Criteria
  • Certification in VMware Data Center Virtualization - i.e. VCP DCV
  • Certification in VMware Cloud Automation - i.e. VCP CMA
  • Direct experience working with Software Defined Storage
  • 3+ years experience in a managed services environment
  • 2+ years automation experience using a configuration management technology such as Puppet/Ansible/Chef
  • Experience in a scripting language such as Python/Ruby/Perl/Powershell
  • 1 Year experience of scripting Rest AIP calls.
  • Familiarity with emerging hyper-converged infrastructure technologies
  • 1+ years experience of working in a Hybrid Cloud environment
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or MIS, or work experience equivalent

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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