Job Description :
Senior Systems Engineer (VMware/Azure)
Location – Dallas, TX
Duration – 12 Months

This position is 12+ months in delivering technical solutions for on premise technology and requires a person who has senior level consultation expertise in a specific and defined area of systems. This position will have current subject matter experience not only in on premise cloud service (VMware VRA and Azure Pack), design and development but also in current deployment practices. This engineer will have contacts within the industry that will allow for continuous updating of industry practice information. The key competencies will also include solid knowledge and skills with various platforms (VMware, Azure and Solaris) and server operating systems (Windows, Linux and Solaris This position requires 10+ years of relevant experience

The successful candidate will be able to quickly understand and resolve issues, mitigate risks and dependencies and the ability to drive projects and resources to completion.

Supporting the technical design of new projects or infrastructure upgrades using company and industry best practices
Overseeing Infrastructure deployments for new projects
Owning and completing complex technical tasks within the Infrastructure
Performing reviews of the on premise Cloud Services performance and pro-actively making recommendations on how to improve efficiency or lower financial expenditure
Attending and contributing to regular Service Review Meetings
Provide training and support to technical team
Provide leadership and coaching to team members
Provide consulting engineering services for the planning, coordination, and implementation of releases, upgrades.
Support Wintel and Unix (Linux and Solaris) Server and Application environments.
Understanding of load balancing, geo-redundancy, CDN and VPN technologies preferred
Ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience navigating large enterprise environments, marrying complex business requirements to progressive design solutions.
Responsibilities will include installation, configuration, maintenance, and upgrade activities. Senior Engineers must be capable of presenting solutions to audience.
Must have deep expertise and a career focus in the use of prevailing virtualization technologies.
The candidate must be able to contribute to assigned projects from inception to delivery. The projects this person will work on will vary, but will often be centered on Virtualization.
Install and configure VMware vSphere including networking and storage configurations.
Install and configure VMware Site Recovery Manager and work with the storage team to implement and test SRM.
Essential Skills and Competencies:
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications, analytical and presentation skills.
Solid Understanding of Storage & Blade Technologies that integrate with Virtualization
Solid understanding of on premise Cloud platforms such as VMware and Azure
Solid understanding of Linux and Wintel Server platforms
Solid understanding of routing and switching technologies
Solid understanding of Backup technologies that leverage visualization
Advanced knowledge of server and blade (HP) architecture
Preferred Skills:

Experience in multiple Geo Redundant sites
Experience with technologies for continuous multi-site replication
Familiar with the following technologies: Hardware OS – OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows; VM Ware; Storage SANs; Oracle Databases; Network Switches, Veritas HA.
The skills to assist in scoping, designing and implementing various types of SOW and T&M based projects
Certifications in VMware or other relevant technologies would be a plus