VMware Virtualization Engineer

 •  Rackspace San Antonio, TX

Less than 5 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17
San Antonio, TX
Less than 5 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/17/17

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is hiring for our VMWare teams. Rackspace is a leading managed services provider for cloud and hosting solutions based on VMware technologies with more than a decade’s worth of VMware operational expertise gained from operating thousands of virtual machines and hypervisors on a global scale. This is one of the biggest market opportunities and a growing business for Rackspace. This division is also one of the largest businesses within Rackspace with aggressive goals to grow the business further.

As part of the VMware Business Unit at Rackspace you will have the opportunity to grow your career working on some of the latest and greatest VMware technologies, including compute, storage and network virtualization, software-defined datacenter, cloud orchestration and automation, and more to drive great customer outcomes. You will play a role in bringing products to market that will help transform thousands of customers from their on premise IT infrastructure into a hybrid cloud journey by working alongside fellow Rackspace architects, engineers, support, marketing, sales as well as our VMware partners. Apply today!

We are seeking virtualization engineers for our VMware teams. We have 1st and 2nd shift open. All roles sit in our San Antonio, TX office. Not remote.

You will have intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft platforms and technologies including: IIS and SQL Server. Intermediate operating systems knowledge (Windows and Linux). General network administration skills. Working knowledge of fibre channel SANS, NFS, and ISCSI.

  • Responsible for infrastructure tasks including provisioning hypervisors, connectivity issues, upgrades, and day-to-day issues and audits.

  • Designs, builds, administers, maintains, and troubleshoots complex VMware environments.

  • Ensures utilization of proper change management procedures regarding the installation and testing of all upgrades and enhancements for VMware infrastructure.

  • Troubleshoots problems and take corrective action on a timely and effective basis.

  • Provides technical support to internal and external users.


  • Works appropriate level tickets in queue.

  • Monitors and provides maintenance for all related infrastructure.

  • Works with vendors to resolve hardware and software issues.

  • Gathers data for capacity planning and performance analysis of infrastructure.

  • Develops projects to improve performance, efficiency, experience, capacity, etc. of environments.

  • Acts as the primary interface for the client or project manager for basic to intermediate projects. Implements large, complex enterprise-class solutions using Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware technologies.

  • Ensures the control, integrity, and accessibility of the VMware environment for the enterprise. Performs regular checks of system components for errors and application of necessary corrective action.

  • Operates with independent judgment on daily tasks. Mentors level I engineers.

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degreepreferred.

  • Must have/Requires 2-3 years related technical experience in systems engineering or administration including experience in various VMware virtualization systems.

  • Internal candidates require experience in a Systems Administrator role (Rackspace L2 or L3 equivalent). The following certifications preferred: CCIA, CCEE, CCEA, CCA, VCP, MCSE/MCITP.

General office environment.

  • May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor.

  • High levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required. Due to the 24x7x365 operations of the business, must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

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