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Storage & VMware Infrastructure Administrator

Orlando, FloridaPEAK Technical Staffing USA

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Our Customer's ITS Infrastructure Operations organization is seeking a candidate to join their Enterprise Computing System Management Operations team.

We are seeking an enterprise level Storage & VMware Infrastructure administrator with deep experience deploying, operating, maintaining and supporting NetApp as a primary storage skill set. Beyond NetApp, as secondary SAN/Storage skill sets, it would be an advantage if the candidate had experience with EMC VNX, VMAX, Isilon, and HP 3PAR storage architectures. As a secondary skill set, VMware vSphere and VDI.

The Storage and VMware & VDI Systems Administrator will perform a variety of operational related assignments associated with SAN and Storage operations, and virtualization software (VMware’s vSphere, and Horizon) on a set of enterprise-level IT systems in support of Leidos’ s data center environments.

Working within our client's IT Infrastructure Operations organization as SAN / Storage Admin, the successful candidate will work with the rest of the team overseeing and maintaining our IT Infrastructure standards. The team will operate and maintain the environment so as to meet the day to day demand in an efficient cost effective manner.

Team members are expected to support projects as subject matter experts, as required to meet IT objectives while managing available time based on priorities. The team is also expected to provide reports and metrics as needed by management to support engineering requirements analysis and capacity growth planning.

The successful candidate must possess the ability to work well in a distributed team environment. The candidate should be of a highly ethical, trustworthy and reliable nature. The ability to utilize our Service Now system to adhere to rigid ITIL based change and release control processes and procedures are critical. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate superior analytical and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to interact with varying levels of customers, staff and management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Storage & Virtualization Engineer will perform a variety of assignments associated with Storage, Computer Hardware (virtual and physical), virtualization software (VMware’s vSphere, vCloud and View) and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on a set of enterprise-level IT systems in support of Leidos’ production data center environment.
  • They will be responsible for capturing, analyzing and decomposing system requirements in order to generate and document design solutions that will be implemented, tested and eventually transitioned to the operational environment.
  • Work with leads in other sub-systems, customers, and process owners to insure solution integration.
  • Produce and maintain documentation of the server sub-systems in the data center environment, including as-built documentation, capacity/performance plans, as well as all other areas of server system life-cycle planning.
  • Exploring new technologies related to the backup discipline, and making recommendations for their introduction into the data center environment.
  • Troubleshooting and managing problem resolution including root cause analysis.
  • Adhere to company policies and processes including change control, security, corporate policies, and Sarbanes Oxley 404.
  • Functions as the technical lead for all design-to-cost and life-cycle activities for small-to medium-scale projects.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
  • Establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s).
  • Provides guidance to others to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.
  • The candidate will have 5-7 years’ experience administering and optimizing SAN & Storage based infrastructures as well as VMware ESX in a corporate data center environment while supporting hundreds of virtual servers and applications.
  • Experience in optimizing VMware for utilization of SAN storage.

Basic Qualifications:

  • SAN/ Storage.
  • NetApp Hands on Experience (primary).
  • EMC Family VMAX, VNX, CLARiiON, Isilon experience.
  • HP 3PAR AFA experience.
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series.
  • VMware.
  • VMware vSphere Enterprise 5.5 and above.
  • VMware Horizon 5.3 and above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design and support of enterprise class server hardware and virtualization platforms.
  • Working knowledge of NIST.
  • Understanding and experience in working in a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOC) controlled and certified environment.
  • Understanding and experience in working within an ITIL framework operational environment.
  • Understanding and experience in working utilizing a ticketing system, such as Service Now.
  • Understanding and experience in working with rigorous change management controls.
  • Cisco UCS Blades 2.x experience.
  • Cisco UCS Manager 2.1 or above.
  • HP Blades / HP C7000 series experience.
  • HP Virtual Connect.

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