Job Description :
Sr Infrastructure Engineer (Windows, VMware)
Location: Union City, CA
Duration : 6+ Months Contract To Hire

Top must have:
In-depth knowledge of Windows Server environments and technologies
Extensive VMWare ESX vSphere
Cisco UCS – implementation and design
Nice to have:
AWS, cloud technologies - Not on AWS yet, nice to have – exploring options to move to the cloud.
They have a consulting firm (AWS Parnter) they are working with on this.

Job Description
Reporting to the IT Infrastructure Manager, the Senior Systems Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day production computing infrastructure environment.
Responsibilities will include maintaining production environment uptime goals, design and implement IT solutions and projects, troubleshoots technical issues and answer helpdesk requests.
The successful candidate will possess well-rounded information technology experience, project management experience and a high propensity for a service provider mindset.
The candidate must be a bright and articulate individual with proven ability to establish direction and organization demonstrate project management skill and must be able to manage computing challenges across the enterprise.
Polished communication skills, including an ability to listen to the needs of the business and team, articulate issues in a clear, concise manner, and be able to prioritize tasks at hand are required.
The candidate will need to have worked in a 24x7 production environment where downtime is a serious detriment to business function and not merely an inconvenience.
It will be expected that the candidate will adopt a flexible work schedule, sometimes on-call, sometimes working off hours, to provide services.
The candidate should have more than five years of related job experience plus two to three years in a system admin role within an IT environment.
The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge and experience across entire infrastructure stack including datacenter design and implementation, network and application security, and various server OS and virtualization solutions.

Primary Responsibilities
Manage a multi-site IT environment with 200+ virtual servers.
Key technologies include, but are not limited to: VMWare ESX vSphere,infrastructure security, hyperconverged appliances, Cisco FirePower and Cisco networking stack, Windows Server 2012/2016, Exchange 2013/2016, SQL, SharePoint, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Understand, design, install, troubleshoot, and manage key VMware technologies: SRM, NSX, VDP, vRealized, vSAN, vMotion, VDI, and etc.
Understand, configure, secure, and deployed key Cloud Computing technologies and vendors: AWS, GCP, Azure
Understand, design, and maintain Windows Active Directory environment and Windows OS related services (DNS, DHCP, NPS, IIS, File, Print, GPO, SQL, etc
Understand, design, configure and manage networking stack at HQ and remote site
Understand, design, and implemented various WAN technology: EIGRP, OSPF and BGP
Administer a wide array of cloud services including (but not limited to): Box, Mimecast, CrashPlan, NGAV, Office365 suite, Meraki.
Manage and maintain virtualization infrastructure globally, including configuration, performance, capacity, monitoring, provisioning, lifecycle, security, etc.
Design, implement, and manage DR sites, create DR procedures and runbook, participate in mock DR testing.
Manage and maintain monitoring solution: PRTG and SolarWinds for the Infrastructure environment
Troubleshooting and resolving system service issues, including network and system level issues.
Keep up to date with new technologies. Able to give a presentation of the technology to an audience.
Create and maintain documentation for infrastructure systems, policies, and procedures.
Serve as a senior resource and technical escalation point for the helpdesk team. Take ownership of incident
Respond to service outages and participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation.

Key Qualifications
In-depth knowledge of Windows Server environments and technologies
Experienced with VMware Infrastructure design and implementation, server redundancy, disaster recovery. In-depth knowledge of VMWare ESX vSphere, NSX, and Site Recovery Manager.
Experienced in WAN/LAN networking, routing protocol: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP
Solid understand of switching and TCP/IP and OSI model
Experienced with Cisco''s UCS server platform and Call Manager
Experienced in Network Appliance NAS/SAN environment and connectivity (iSCSI, FCoE, FC, NFS)
Detail oriented and highly organized
Incredibly reliable and follow through on what you promise
Proactively handle anticipated issues
Flexible to work varied shifts, overtime, and occasional weekends.
Excellent troubleshooting skills. Ability to rapidly identify and resolve problems.
Demonstrated skills in planning and successfully executing complex IT projects.
Able and willing to travel domestically or internationally as needed.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experienced in Security, Defense-in-Depth, RBAC, and hardening infrastructure is a plus.