12 days old

Senior Virtualization Engineer

Bethesda, MD 20817
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  • Payrate
    $110,000 To $120,000

Job Title: Senior Virtualization Engineer

Location: Bethesda, MD

Permanent Opportunity/ Direct Hire


The Senior Virtualization Engineer will be responsible for designing, configuring, testing, implementing, administering and troubleshooting virtualization and cloud solutions in multiple types of production environments. In addition to the following technical responsibilities, the Senior Virtualization Engineer is charged with self-managing their assigned projects, communicating the status of the project to the IT staff, IT management, vendors, and internal customers. The Senior Virtualization Engineer will also be responsible for design and implementation of projects, and production support activities

Essential Functions:

  • Design and implement Enterprise VMWare Virtual Environments
  • Implement Multi-Datacenter VM failover solutions using technology inclusive of OTV/LISP, VMWare replication and SRM
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution of the entire Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Develop, automate and implement operations best practices for the virtualization environments
  • Perform Capacity Management functions
  • Participate in Business Continuation / Disaster Recovery infrastructure planning, building, and testing
  • Work with team members to deploy VMware and Citrix based solutions to customers
  • Training and monitoring the other members of the Infrastructure team to aid in the overall teams skills development
  • Ensure ongoing operation of systems/applications through troubleshooting, scheduling/monitoring jobs and technology-related business processes, and third-level end-user support as needed
  • Develop solutions to customer business requirements, technical problems and/or engineering of systems/applications
  • Participates in 24x7 On-Call rotation schedule

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, IT or similar technical field
  • 7 Years of working experience in the implementation and support of VMWare ESX and all associated system components
  • Experience with Cisco UCS as a compute Platform for VMWare ESX Environments
  • Experience with ESX Environments that span multiple Data Centers consisting of at least 40 ESX physical host servers
  • Experience building XenDeaktop Environments supporting at least 1,500 concurrent end users
  • Must possess exceptionally high customer service skills and excellent customer support
  • Certifications: VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV), VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD) and Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization CCP - V
  • Advanced technical knowledge of VMware virtualization technologies (vCenter, vSphere, ESXi, DRS, vMotion, HA, FT, DRS, SRM, CapIQ, VCM...)
  • Experience with static desktop and dynamic desktop supporting technologies such as Thin Cloning, Provisioning, Application Virtualization (App-V)
  • Experience with Storage Network Technologies and boot from SAN
  • Hands on technical experience with and very knowledgeable about
  • Excellent analytical and problems solving skills
  • Ability to operate in an "agile" environment
  • Experience with an automated ITSM based ticket tracking systems (FrontRange Solutions HEAT, Remedy, Cherwell, etc.)
  • Requires experience working with projects including writing/documenting technical procedures or training
  • Requires strong technical skills, as well as the ability to work independently with multiple tasks
  • Requires strong oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Preferred experience with PCI-DSS, and/or ITIL v3 Foundations


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