Job Description :


VM Ware Administrator for the State of Iowa

Location: Des Moines, IA

Duration: 12 Months

Dept/ ID: IA-IWD-TS2 - 655737



  • The Virtualization Administrator will provide support to Virtual Infrastructure and VDi Infrastructure for Iowa Workforce Development.
  • The position requires someone that is detail oriented with a strong desire to provide exceptional service.
  • The ideal candidate will perform a variety of assignments associated with VMWare systems including Horizon, NetApp and Windows Systems administration.
  • The Virtualization Administrator will be responsible for the design, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and performance of VMware systems, hosting hardware, storage infrastructure and Microsoft Windows servers. 
  • This position requires the ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written correspondence) in a professional and courteous manner with technical and non-technical personnel.  NOTE: Will be required to be accessible 24x7 in case of emergency


•  ESXi scripting experience and automation in support in server commissioning and maintenance

•  Diagnostic of and troubleshooting common guest / host issues

•  Monitor resources usage, making required adjustments for host / guest issues

•  Virtual machine creation, cloning, and configuration

•  VMware cluster configuration

•  VMware Horizon maintenance and support

•  Maintain network security by managing host security, file permissions, file system integrity, and adding and deleting users

•  Virtual Center administration and troubleshooting

•  Strong knowledge of Windows Server administration

•  Excellent oral and written communication skills; including documentation

•  Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation to ensure that documentation is current and accurate.

•  Maintain high level of proficiency in all VMware and Microsoft technologies

•  Assist with user access and group polices configuration and deployment

•  Servers as a backup to Windows and Virtualization Engineer staff



•  Managing and implementing projects with Windows System Administrator and Active Directory [REQUIRED – 5 years]

•  Implementing projects requiring VMware experience, including vSphere and administration of VMware clusters [REQUIRED – 5 years]

•  Experience with enterprise-level virtualization, designing, implementing and maintaining VMware ESXi servers and clusters [REQUIRED – 5 years]

•  Previous experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure [REQUIRED – 3 years]

•  Experience troubleshooting system level problems including server failure and OS tuning [REQUIRED – 3 years]

•  Strong knowledge of storage solutions and how to integrate them on the clusters (SAN/NAS) [REQUIRED – 3 years]

•  Knowledge of networking integration into VMware ESXi and hand-on troubleshooting common problems [REQUIRED – 3 years]

•  Strong knowledge of MS Windows Server 2012 and 2016, Windows 7 and Windows 10 Operating Systems [REQUIRED]

•  Microsoft Powershell scripting is a plus [REQUIRED]

•  Experience with VMware UEM is preferred [REQUIRED]

•  VCP Certification preferred [HIGHLY DESIRED]

•  Bachelor’s degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science, preferred [REQUIRED]

•  MCSA or MCSE Certification a plus [NICE TO HAVE]

•  Experience with capacity planning, monitoring, and maintenance of VMware clusters with VMware Infrastructure/vSphere [REQUIRED]

•  Strong knowledge of Active Directory and Microsoft RDS [REQUIRED]

•  Strong knowledge of DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP and TCP/IP networking [REQUIRED]

Robert Woods

5975 Shiloh Road, Suite 114, Alpharetta, GA 30005


Client : State of Iowa


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