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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Texas, Houston
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Agile Premier
Category: Engineer
Job Description:

The Server Engineer (Virtualization) role will be a dynamic position and requires someone with a broad understanding of: Server Hardware, Operating Systems, Storage Technologies, and Virtualization Technologies. This position will also be responsible for third tier escalations and working with teammates, customers, vendors and partners to build strategies, develop solutions, and resolve issues. Customer service, an orientation to Team success, ability to plan work activities and work accuracy are very important for this role.
The Server Engineer will design and implement new solutions to the existing environment and be responsible, through the Systems Manager, for developing virtual environments. This role will also be responsible for requirement gathering, design, testing, and implementation of virtualization projects and other initiatives. This position will also be responsible for help desk tickets that have been escalated to the engineer team, ensuring timely responses and adherence to SLAs. They will work hand in hand with storage team and developers to solve issues across all environments. Communicating with developers, vendors and other team members to maximize resources and maintain support is also a key attribute. It is import to anticipate disk, CPU and other hardware needs, both virtual and physical, and working with vendors to gather appropriate quotes and upper management to set budgets and obtain approvals.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or Electronics and Communications Engineering or other related scientific of technical discipline preferred or work experience demonstrating technical proficiency may be substituted for education requirements with the completion of one of the certifications listed below required.
VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) required.
One or more of the following certifications would be preferred in addition to the VMware certifications: MCSE, MCP, Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist, a storage certification.

Develop and enhance enterprise Windows Server Engineering standards for a multi-site organization, including operating system, hardware and server build standards.
Develop partnerships with key support, application, and architecture teams
Diagnose Windows Server platform, Active Directory and SCCM issues in complex, business-critical environments.
Design and architect new systems and enhancements to existing infrastructure
Produce basic project plans, root cause analysis documents and report on progress to management.
OS installation and upgrades, performance monitoring and tuning, DASD space analysis and the overall health of the server equipment
Serves as a technical resource for IT Support Services group
Works with LAN/WAN group to ensure that server resources are available to the enterprise users
May be called upon to provide user security definitions and user security setup as well as application support and maintenance
Installing configuring maintaining DB servers, primarily MS SQL and other Microsoft server products

10+ years doing virtualization/virtual system administration.
Excellent knowledge about VMware management tools (vCenter, vRealize Operations, VMware Configuration Manager).
Excellent knowledge about Cisco UCS
Excellent understanding of Windows Active Directory Domain administration.
Extensive experience building scalable, highly available, mission critical virtual infrastructures
Experience with other virtualization technologies such as Hyper-V, Oracle Virtual Machine, Citrix, etc. are preferred
Experience should include designing, implementing and managing multiple virtual environments and vlans
Experience or working knowledge of Disaster Recovery technologies helpful.
Multi-site environment experience.
Knowledge in conducting performance analysis for both the ESX host and their guests in the areas of CPU, Memory and I/O utilization.
Disaster recovery experience.
Working knowledge of automation for the purposes of deploying host/guest builds.
A general knowledge of server technologies, and network and enterprise storage technologies.
Excellent people skills with ability to handle difficult personnel situations.
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to apply them towards the investigation of existing installations.
The ability to establish performance models and validation techniques.
The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
Experience in startup environments is highly desirable
Ability to adjust schedule to meet business needs
Fluent in English, oral and written

Company Description:

Agile Premier is a privately-owned recruiting firm that specializes in Information Technology recruiting. The company is headquartered in Addison, TX (Dallas suburb) and has an additional office in Fort Worth, TX. Agile Premier is the market leader for placing key contributors and leaders within the software development life cycle, business intelligence solutions, data management, systems and network engineering, ERP, and content management / team collaboration space.

Agile Premier's internal team consists of the top performing recruiters in the industry who focus solely on building long-term relationships with Information Technology professionals. Our recruiting specialties include but are not limited to .NET, PHP, SharePoint, Windows Server, Linux/Unix Server, SSIS/Informatica, Cisco, Java, VMWare, Citrix, Oracle/SQL Server database, and much more.

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