Data Center Operations Engineer in Wenatchee, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

VMware   •  

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Industry: Information Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 34 days ago


You're responsible for maintaining the Infrastructure that services R&D. This includes day-to-day operation of VMware's data center facility, including, but not limited to:

  • Facilitate the deployment and configuration of engineering equipment.
  • Prioritizing requests to deploy servers, storage, and network devices to meet business deadlines
  • Design, support and maintain engineering test environments.
  • Troubleshooting of Servers, Storage and Network Hardware, Software, and Configuration of all components
  • Participate in the development and documentation of standard methodologies.
  • Cable management within the racks
  • Understand how to balance power across 3-phase PDU's
  • Inventory management for servers, components, and cables for operational consistency
  • Track and trend operational characteristics within the data center environments
  • Track and communicate progress of assignments and projects using web-based tools
  • Prepare & present weekly status reports of assignments/projects at weekly staff meetings
  • Install/remove/relocate distributed systems, to include: servers, storage, and SAN hardware in the VMware's data centers
  • Install/remove/relocate patch cables for systems and storage hardware
  • Managing the floor, cabinet space, cooling, power, network port, and all consumable capacities (cables, rail kits, etc)
  • Ensure compliance with data center standards, policies, and processes via the defined change control process
  • Train/mentor junior level tech staff in various technical areas, systems, network and storage


  • Minimum 4-year degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Solid understanding of iSCSI, FC, NFS, FCoE storage protocols and provisioning across multiple systems
  • 3+ years of Linux server administration.
  • 2+ years of Windows server administration.
  • Deep understanding of VMware ESXi troubleshooting
  • General to advanced working knowledge of automation, network principles and tools
  • Strong working knowledge of server hardware (rack and blade form factors).
  • Previous responsibilities in a complex, enterprise data center environment. Specifically, 4+ years' experience with implementation, maintenance, and analysis of servers, storage, and network
  • Good understanding of the electrical and mechanical systems used in a data center environment, including Generators, UPS systems, ATS units, PDU/PMM units, and CRAC units
  • Ability to communicate intelligently and effectively with contractors and vendors who perform maintenance or upgrade work on these systems
  • Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours, or when on call
  • Proven documentation and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with various groups including Systems Engineers, Storage Engineers, Networking, and Design & Architecture, etc.
  • Ability to interpret and translate Customers Requests into action items
  • The position has a physical component requiring the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. And may require working in cramped spaces, or elevated locations
  • Travel 10% of the time to support other locations if needed.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7