VMware System Administrator in Kansas City, MO

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Criterion Systems   •  

Kansas City, MO 64101

Industry: Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the National Information Technology Center (NITC) for the United States Department of Agriculture. NITC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.


  • Contribute to overall design and standardization efforts
  • Assist with Data Center capacity, configuration, and growth planning
  • Develop and document standards in the areas of configuration, provisioning, monitoring, maintenance, installation and compliance
  • Provide thoughtful review and guidance of compute configurations
  • Take ownership of incidents and identify problem trends to improve the overall dependability of the environment and meet appropriate Service Level Agreements
  • Monitor relevant systems for availability and performance and respond to alerts to meet business objectives and service levels
  • Write scripts and procedures for daily operations
  • Maintain and support production environments consisting of VMware
  • Manage HP and Cisco blade environments including design, build, and maintain
  • Apply security best practices compliant with NIST and STIG baselines
  • Interface with storage and network teams in design, performance optimization, capacity planning
  • Build and manage new hypervisors

Job Requirements

  • Experience with VMware tools including ESX, ESXi/vSphere, vCenter, vMotion, DRS, vRealize and other virtualization technologies and concepts
  • Possesses a deep understanding of VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking, and be proficient in data center design methodologies
  • Hands on experience installing, configuring, and administering Cisco UCS rack and blade server infrastructure components.
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions including VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM) or other industry standard solutions for DR/BC.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to remain agile in a fast-paced, ever-evolving IT department
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Ability to automate aspects of vSphere management using PowerCLI
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to solve complex issues
  • Minimum 6-10 years of experience with job related skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree
  • Four (4) years relevant experience with VMware System Administration
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Valid Through: 2019-10-17