Senior Systems Engineer - VCE and Vblock Solutions

Job Title: Sr. Systems Engineer - VCE and Vblock solutions

Requisition #: 10785

Positions Summary:

TheSenior Systems Engineer(Converged Infrastructure) will work as part of the IT Infrastructure Team to maintain, administer and manage all aspects of the technology infrastructure at City of Hope:

  • Required to be a subject matter expert across hyper converged infrastructure in designing, supporting and implementing best practices
  • Will monitor the health of converged systems at City of Hope, provide regular performance and capacity metrics and recommend performance improvements consistent with the operational requirements of individual business units
  • Coordinates resolution of system problems and participates in troubleshooting and analysis of related issues
  • Demonstrates a high level of expertise and critical thinking skills and applies them to managing the Converged Infrastructure ecosystems at City of Hope


  • Experience and working knowledge ofVCEandVblock solutionsas it relates to building and supporting converged infrastructure
  • Demonstrated experience with managingCisco Unified Computing SystemsandCisco Storage Area Networks
  • Experience withEMC StorageandData Protection Systems
  • Evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test and perform problem isolation and resolution
  • Ability to create and analyze system performance metrics, establish technology gaps and must be capable of doing independent research to come up with best solutions
  • Must have demonstrated experience withmanaging large VMware environments
  • Devise solutions to operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed infrastructure
  • Experience conducting end-to-end system level design and build architecturally sound solutions including overseeing all phases, from inception to production ready applications
  • Systems engineering background with demonstrated understanding ofHybrid Cloud Computing Reference Architecture
  • Understanding ofVCE Release Certification Matrices
  • Domain Knowledge of Converged Infrastructure landscape required
  • Apply sound technical decision making skills to implementing recommended design patterns and best practices
  • Create and maintain documentation for relevant Infrastructure and Data Center Systems
  • Participate inDisaster Recovery planning and drillsof IT Infrastructure Systems and dependent applications

Managerial Skills:

  • Possess strong leadership skills and a proven track record for managing large and complex initiatives and delivering positive results
  • Ability to maintain detailed project plans that include milestones, tasks, and target/actual dates of completion.
  • Ability to translate and organize goals/objectives into actionable plans, projects and committed time frames, and then manage the effort, communicate status and mitigate risks and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effective risk planning and mitigation
  • Ability to create technical and business documentation including white papers, knowledgebase articles, system diagrams, workflow diagrams, and presentations
  • Experience with workflow analysis and process redesign to improve efficiency and performance
  • Demonstrated experience managing (scope, forecast, and monitor) budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to develop metrics and reporting frameworks to measure efficiency and effectiveness, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the maturity of programs


  • Advanced Knowledge and experience withVMWare vSphere VCP certified or relevant experience
  • Solid understanding ofIntegrated Converged Infrastructure Stack (VCE VxBlock, FlexPod, VSPEX)
  • Knowledge ofScalable Storage Area Networksand fiber channel switches, Cisco MDS, EMC or Netapp Equipment
  • Knowledge ofCisco Networking Equipment (Nexus switches) CompTIA, CCNA certified or relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of sound best practices for managing Cisco UCS servers DCUCI certified or relevant experience
  • Prior Experience withEMC Data Domain, Avamar and Networkerpreferred
  • VCE-CIA certification a plus. (Ability to achieve this certification with 12 months of employment is mandatory)
  • Experience with Orchestration and Automation tools a plus
  • Healthcare experience preferred but not mandatory

Minimum Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements
  • 5 years of related current experience


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.


  • One of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute
  • Ranked as one of America's Best Hospitals in cancer by US News & World Report
  • We value workplace diversity and are committed to the training and development of our employees
  • We offer a comprehensive benefit and total rewards package

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. #LI-DA1 | *CB-DA

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