Sr. Systems Engineer (VMware)

Location: Shawnee, KS
Date Posted: 09-19-2018
Title: Sr. Systems Engineer (VMware)
Location: Shawnee, KS, 66203
Terms: Direct Hire OR 3 Mos. Contract to Hire (but only want candidates willing to convert to perm)
Salary: Commensurate with Experience but 70-90K ideal range, some flexibility here, depending on current team lead or management experience.
Status: W2 (U.S. Citizens or Green Cards)  Unable to Sponsor or Transfer Visa or Work Corp to Corp with 3rd Party

Environment:  Team of 6 to 7 working in a newly renovated office in Shawnee.  They are administering 42 Servers (potential of up to 300) running in a Type 2 Hosted Operating System Environment (not bare metal).  The Servers are hosting call centers and running several applications and telephony services, some in Windows and some in Linux.  Hands on VMware background in a Data Center Virtualization environment.  VCA, VCP or VCAP VMWare certification in DCV is required or the ability, eagerness and aptitude to obtain this certification in 3-6 months is requested.  Looking for Systems Engineers eager to learn with potential to move into management of this team.  Team lead or management background would be a plus.

Sr. Systems Engineer Responsibilities:
  • The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for implementation and operation of VMware platform.
  • Contribute to overall design and standardization efforts
  • Assist with Data Center capacity, configuration, and growth planning
  • Develop and document standards in the areas of configuration, provisioning, monitoring, maintenance, installation and compliance
  • Provide thoughtful review and guidance of compute configurations
  • Take ownership of incidents and identify problem trends to improve the overall dependability of the environment and meet appropriate Service Level Agreements
  • Monitor relevant systems for availability and performance and respond to alerts to meet business objectives and service levels
  • Write scripts and procedures for daily operations
  • Maintain and support production environments consisting of VMWare, system backups, configuration, monitoring and deployment of virtual applications.
  • Participates in the design of these systems in conjunction with other engineers and architects. Works as part of the Business Technology Infrastructure team to apply virtual systems technology solutions in support of identified business problems.
  • Responsible for the analysis, administration and support of VMWare platform and other VMware related technology. Provisions servers including: adding, allocating and managing end-user devices.
  • Responds to End User requests for technical support and assistance within established procedures.
  • Provide operational support for Active Directory and related network support equipment to ensure changes and maintenance did not interrupt service to the customers.
  • Provide operational and architectural Windows Server and other Microsoft application server systems administration.
  • Provide support and assistance in the delivery of End User support and Systems Maintenance. Assists in ensuring compliance with security policies and procedures including PCI.
  • Responds to escalated requests for technical assistance. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Experience administering Active Directory
  • Hands on Engineering experience in VMware
  • VMware certification VCA, VCP or VCAP in DCV (Data Center Virtualization) OR the eagerness, aptitude and ability to obtain certification within 3-6 months.

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Covenant Consulting is a Technology Services Provider offering project-based IT consulting, IT staffing and IT recruiting services. Every partnership reflects our uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity. We have extensive experience and capabilities in project-based consulting, short and long-term staff augmentation, and permanent recruitment. We work with companies of every size, across many industries and have the flexibility to scale solutions to meet our client's specific needs.
Shannon McInnis
Sr. Technical Recruiter
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