Systems Engineer - VMware

IT Jacksonville, Florida


Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled systems engineer to work in a fast-paced environment with leading-edge technology (EMC, NetApp, UCS, Citrix, VMware, Chef, Jenkins, Jira, Amazon Web Services) and be part of a dynamic team supporting SS&C Advent Software’s SaaS offerings.

We’d like to meet you if you:

  • Are a self-starter
  • Have strong problem-solving skills
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Are professional and possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Are passionate about technology
  • Have the desire and ability to learn new things fast
  • Have the ability to think on your feet
  • Want to be part of an efficient and effective team
  • Display an ownership attitude and drive initiatives to completion
  • Are a team player that recognizes the bigger picture and understands the value of teamwork

Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, and manage VMware virtualization technologies and infrastructure
  • Monitor and maintain the infrastructure to ensure it’s secure and up-to-date with the latest security patches
  • Establish, implement, and enforce appropriate infrastructure standards to meet business requirements
  • Document system configurations, technical diagrams, and standard operating procedures
  • Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions
  • Respond to escalated requests for technical assistance
  • Advise and make recommendations to management concerning infrastructure and related issues
  • Automate via scripting and other tools to gain efficiencies and reduce opportunities for human error
  • Remain current on emerging technologies, tools, techniques and methodologies
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and provide support outside of normal working hours


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in computer related fields, technical certifications related to responsibilities, or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years of hands on experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting VMware virtualization technologies
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS, and other Microsoft technologies
  • Experience scripting and automating with industry-standard tools such as PowerShell, Chef, and Jenkins
  • Strong compute, networking, and storage knowledge
  • Experience working in an environment where availability, scalability, security, compliance, process, change management, and documentation are operating imperatives
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, including experience with technical documentation
  • Experience in deployment strategies for new technologies within a geographically diverse environment
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex solutions
  • Experience supporting and running production 24x7 client-facing environments
  • Experience with hosted/cloud based solutions preferred
  • Experience with containerization a plus
  • Experience with Citrix products a plus
  • Microsoft certifications preferred