Monitor the health and analyze performance of the virtualization environment.
Make recommendations and implement changes to improve the overall performance of vSphere.
Hardware build-out to expand and refresh available physical resources.
Identify realignment needs of resources to correct under provisioned and overprovisioned virtual systems.
Recommend best practices for design and installation of new virtual platforms.
Test, upgrade, and migrate virtual environment as new versions of software and hardware become available.
Create and document procedures regarding virtualization standards within the organization.
Under minimal direction, performs basic analysis, design, implementation and maintenance activities in various areas of IT
Formulates and/or defines scope and objectives of feasibility studies.
Works independently and leads assignments of moderate to medium complexity.
Consistently applies the concepts of appropriate standard methodologies and best practices.
Prepares reports, records progress and creates solutions to IT problems/issues.
Partners with customer community to devise or modify procedures to solve complex
problems or improve existing processes.
Interfaces with suppliers and vendors as needed to evaluate software, hardware or services and makes recommendations.
Applies principles, concepts and practices of the IT Competency Model at the Senior Analyst level.
Proactively enforces security policies to ensure IT assets are protected.
3+ Years of VMware virtualization technologies (e.g. ESXi, vCenter) including design, configuration, and implementation in large enterprise environments required
Experience managing private cloud environments as well as developing highly available virtualization environments including defining monitoring standards, operational procedures and growth plans required
Strong Hardware And Software Troubleshooting Skills Required
Technical competency with identified hardware platforms preferred: Dell, Cisco UCS and emerging technologies
Experience with Enterprise storage technologies i.e. Tintri, Pure, EMC VMAX, VNX, XIO preferred
Experience with network technologies, including VLANs, NATs, Virtual Switches preferred
Experience with additional VMware tools (e.g., vRealize Operations, View, Site Recovery Manager) a plus
Ability to use command line and scripting tools such as PowerShell or PowerCLI a plus
Must be detail oriented and self-managing.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Bachelor Degree with an emphasis in Information Systems or Computer Science required.
Technical IT certifications a plus – VCP5-DCV/VCP6-DCV, CCNA Data Center