Verizon Senior VMware and AWS Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect(VZConnect)is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

We are looking for a Senior Virtualization Administrator with extensive experience designing, managing, upgrading, and monitoring a Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure using VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco UCS, and Networking. If you have experience with best practices within Virtual Compute and Storage Administration, we want to talk with you.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Manager, Infrastructure Manager, and Data Storage Manager to design Best In Class solutions for growing our Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure to accommodate our yearly anticipated growth

  • Upgrade the existing VMware vSphere infrastructure from our current running version, and keep the installations upgraded going forward.

  • Manage the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure to achieve 99.99% availability.

  • Monitor the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure, using vRealize, to identify potential resource shortfalls and take corrective action before availability is impacted.

  • Build or implement tools and frameworks in support of the above responsibilities.

  • Continuous learning and innovation in support of the above responsibilities.

  • Design, build, and test on a regular basis disaster recovery plans for maintaining availability of the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned to you as business requirements dictate.

Duties:

  • Has the ability to troubleshoot complex systems and environments including applications, and networking components to improve stability of the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure across multiple data centers.

  • Work with external vendors and internal teams to design systems, develop and maintain scripts, and automation in support of the availability goals for the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Leverage existing applications, tools and device REST APIs to automate above responsibilities and duties.

  • Coordinate with ITSM and other technical staff to implement changes to the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Document processes, procedures, configurations, and deployment plans.

  • Setup, configure and maintain monitoring tools.

  • Be available as required to support the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Share knowledge and mentor other members of the SysOps team with the end goal that the team members can provide technical support and troubleshooting for the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure in the event of your unavailability.

  • Other duties as assigned by management from time to time.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • 10+ year experience performing the above listed duties and responsibilities in the capacity of a Senior Virtualization Administrator for VMware, AWS, or both.

  • Complete understanding of thin and thick provisioning both on VMware and Storage Arrays.

  • Working knowledge of Cisco N1000v.

  • VCP certification required, VCAP certification preferred.

Even better if you have

  • Extensive experience administering cloud technologies (e.g. Docker Engine, Mesos, Swarm, CNI/CNM models, Docker Registry, OpenStack, and SDN integration) as part of an integrated Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure.

  • Experience with DevOps automation toolsets and their usage (e.g. Ansible, Docker Compose, Chef, Puppet), Preferably with Ansible

  • Extensive experience working with Block Storage Systems such as EMC VMAX, EMC XtremIO, and EMC Unity and Network Storage Systems such as EMC Isilon, and others.

Functional Accountability

Responsible for maintaining the 99.99% availability of the Virtual Compute and Storage Infrastructure; typically reports to Manager (Band 6).

Individual Contributor Role

Uses professional concepts and company policies & procedures to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways; makes recommendations that aid in the successful completion of initiatives within a functional area. Typically involved in several large and/or complex projects at a time; identifies and requests appropriate resources needed to fulfill above duties and responsibilities.

Decision Making Authority

Receives general guidance for the accomplishment of short to medium term goals and operating objectives. Plans and executes own work. Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment.

Work Complexity

Provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex problems. Analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods & techniques for obtaining solutions.

Knowledge and Skills

Requires a range of skills within a professional discipline including familiarity with principles, theories, concepts and technologies as well as applied knowledge of established procedures, policies and practices.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Generally, requires minimum of 10 years’ experience in same or related discipline

VZConnect

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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