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VMWare Systems Administrator

Location : Chicago
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 8+
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Virtual Systems Administrator will provide support to Virtual Server Infrastructure and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in our Corporate Headquarters. The qualified candidate will perform a variety of assignments associated with VMWare systems and Windows Systems administration.  The Virtual Systems Administrator will be responsible for the design, administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and performance of VMware systems, hosting hardware, and Microsoft Windows servers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • ESXi scripting experience and automation in support of 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

  • Maintenance system security for VI including host and guest systems

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

  • Oversees and applies appropriate support packages/patches to maintain systems integrity and security for VI including WSUS patch management system

  • Virtual Centre administration and troubleshooting

  • VI troubleshooting analysis and tuning / Optimization Operations

  • Review and/or Problem Resolution procedures

  • Strong knowledge of Windows Server administration

  • Responsible for deploying, configuring and maintaining Veeam and Zerto replication software for VI

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; including documentation

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

  • Maintains a library of system-supporting process and procedure documentation

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

  • Maintenance/deployment projects and on-call rotation

  • Assist with user access and group policies configuration and deployment

  • Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel

  • Provides backup to Sr. Windows Administrator and Systems Back Administrator as needed

Required Qualifications :

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Windows Systems Administration and Active Directory

  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on VMware experience, including vSphere and administration of VMware clusters

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience enterprise-level virtualization, designing, implementing and maintaining VMware ESXi servers and clusters

  • Experience working with mid to large scale servers/network environment required

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

  • Experience troubleshooting system level problems including server failure and OS tuning

  • Knowledge of storage solutions and how to integrate them on the clusters (SAN/NAS)

  • Knowledge of SAN storage, VMFS, iSCSI, NFS, etc.

  • Knowledge of networking integration into VMware ESXi and hands-on troubleshooting common problems

  • VCP Certification preferred

  • Previous Linux administration is a plus

  • Previous experience with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

  • Strong knowledge of MS Windows 2003 and 2008 servers, Windows XP and Windows 7 platforms

  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory and Terminal Services

  • Hands on experience in creating projects in MS Project Plan and diagrams in MS Visio

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

  • Will be required to be accessible by pager 24x7 in case of emergency

  • Strong work ethic and the willingness and ability to work hours necessary to meet project delaines required

  • Previous SQL administration is a plus

  • Virtualization replication tools knowledge such as Veeam and Zerto is a plus

  • Cisco IOS experience a plus

  • Unidesk experience is a plus

  • Must be able to work on-site in the Chicago Office

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