Lead Engineer - Virtualization
Title:Lead Engineer - Virtualization
Department:Professional Services
Location:San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Position #:178878
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The qualified candidate must have working knowledge of modern virtual infrastructure technologies and concepts. The candidate will, at a minimum, possess certification and practical experience working with VMware vSphere including design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting. The candidate must have experience with blade server platforms, SAN and NAS integration in a virtual infrastructure, and networking concepts such as VLANs and distributed virtual switches. The candidate must be proficient in P2V planning and execution as well as virtual machine creation and management. The candidate should also have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Required Experience:
Preferential consideration will be given to candidates who possess practical experience and/or certification with additional virtualization and datacenter related technologies:

• Virtualization
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V

• Compute Platforms
HP Blade/Server
Dell Blade/Server
Cisco UCS Blade/Server

• Networking
Load Balancing

• Storage
Fibre Channel
Site-to-Site Replication

• Management
Windows AD/DNS
Linux LDAP/Bind
Platform Deployment Automation
Configuration Management

The ideal candidate must be able to perform the following tasks for customers and have knowledge of the following:

·Requirements gathering and virtual infrastructure design and operations
·Installation and configuration of VMware vSphere including integration with:
o NAS / SAN Storage (FC, FCoE, NFS, iSCSI)
o Network environments (VLAN tagging, trunking, etc.)
o OS Platform deployment methodologies (templates, standardizations, security hardening)
o Management capabilities (Microsoft DNS, AD, Linux Bind, Ldap, etc.)

·Installation, configuration, and operation of VMware vSphere and dependent components
·Planning and execution of physical-to-virtual (P2V) migrations
·Planning and execution of datacenter relocations
·Application and Infrastructure dependency mapping
·Troubleshoot performance and other infrastructure issues
·Create technical documentation pertaining to design, architecture, operation, etc.

Professional Aptitude

The perfect candidate is a reliable and honest team player with attention to detail. We are looking for a driven individual with a consulting attitude who understands the big picture and feels comfortable taking situational leadership.

·Highly analytical and able to resolve complex technical problems as required
·Manages escalations to ensure timely and high quality resolution of all issues
·Capable of providing general infrastructure consulting; must be comfortable in the data center with multiple technologies
·Ability to work as part of a team or independently; provides ongoing knowledge transfer and direction to others as needed
·Sets appropriate expectations regarding capabilities and delivery timeframes of infrastructure technologies and services
·Customer service focused with exceptional problem solving, time management, and project management skills
·Must be able to work independently with strong time management skills
·Must have a professional demeanor and presence to work with customers and partners

3+ Years of hands-on experience designing, implementing, supporting, and managing VMware Infrastructure in a production and/or lab (test, dev, QA, stage) environment.

Ability to travel up to 25%

Required Education:
Bachelor of Science or Business Administration degree in computing or equivalent work experience
Certifications in any of the following strongly desired:
VMware VCP certification
Citrix CCA certification
Microsoft MCTS Virtual Machine Manager certification

Kovarus offers a comprehensive compensation package commensurate with experience and market demands.

For Professional Services engagements, Kovarus offers employment on a W2 hourly basis or Corp-Corp. Please include hourly rate requirements with submittal of resume.

Kovarus is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Comments:
Successful candidates will be required to undergo and pass a criminal background check.