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Lead VMware System Engineer
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Job Description

Chicago, IL

VMware Systems Engineer will be responsible for the design, implementation and support of the VMware infrastructure for the corporate campus in Chicago and field locations around the country. You will define, maintain, communicate, and implement standards consistent with established architecture and strategy.

In this role, you will be part of the Virtualization and Server Infrastructure Team and will work closely with the following teams:

Open Systems, Windows Server, and various others to provide a virtual platform for RHEL, Windows, and appliances using VMware ESXi

Network and Storage teams to create/support the virtual platform

VMware Horizon View as part of supporting the overall virtual desktop infrastructure

Onsite 24/7 Enterprise Operations Center to enable them to provide level 1 support

Project Management Office to create high-level resource plans used to staff projects

Enterprise Architecture to create capability roadmaps and perform vendor evaluations

Team members who are SME's for our Dell, Cisco UCS and Tintri implementation

Various application teams as part of performance evaluation and tuning

Outside of ESXi the Team utilizes other software products such as VMware vROPs to manage the virtual infrastructure performance and capacity, vCenter Orchestrator to automate routine VMware tasks and the provisioning of Windows and RHEL systems.


As a Lead VMware Systems Engineer, you should have 5+ years progressive x86 server, VMware, and either RHEL or Windows experience. 2+ years' experience with Dell and/or Tintri and/or Cisco UCS is also required. In addition, you should have a Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field or similar discipline.

Technical Skills

Ability to design and implement an enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure using ESXi v6.x

Ability to design and implement an enterprise-wide Dell/Tintri/Cisco UCS solution

vSphere and vCenter

Distributed virtual switch configuration

HA, DRS, server and storage vMotion

Tintri, SAN and disk configuration and troubleshooting

Network configuration and troubleshooting

Capacity management and system tuning

VMware Horizon View

Experience with automation and innovation using scripts or 3rd party tools

Experience creating and using VROPS dashboards and Splunk dashboards is a plus

Ability to lead a technical project team to design new solutions

Ability to interface with project managers to provide plans and estimates for complex tasks

Ability to manage demand in concurrent projects to plan


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location