VMware Architect - VCP
Company: EMC is now part of Dell Technologies
Posted: September 24, 2016
Reference ID: 170881BR
EMC/Isilon’s DevOps Engineering team is looking for an experienced and passionate VMware Architect. You will own the assessment, analysis and continued improvement of the engineering infrastructure, will be the subject matter expert (SME) in one or more system platforms, and will supervise and mentor less experience systems administrators.
The ideal candidate has experience as a technical and team lead working with enterprise-level infrastructure, thrives in a fast-paced environment and is eager to take on new responsibilities. This individual will work with other highly skilled technical leads, software engineers and operations engineers on the design and implementation of highly available and performing virtual and physical infrastructures and environments. Our DevOps Engineering team follows agile and hybrid development methodologies and delivers improvements or new features monthly. It uses open source software and technologies such as Linux, Apache/Tomcat, Puppet, MySQL, nginx, and Python.
Professional traits necessary for EMC/Isilon:
+ Exhibits excellent judgment
+ Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo, and strives for continuous improvement)
+ A natural born mentor – you are constantly learning and pushing others to do the same
+ Thinks big
+ Is a recruiter at heart! Leverages own network and is on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard
+ Well versed in *nix operating systems (user and administrator), configuration management and automation (Puppet, Chef, cfengine)
+ Create/Maintain puppet modules for our system/application deployments across all tiers. Automate everything!
+ Experience with one or more Virtualization platforms: Docker, AWS, Xen, VMware (VCP Required)
+ Experience working in a large, mixed physical/virtual environment (i.e., 1000+ hosts/VMs OS agnostic)
+ Able to work on cross-functional teams to drive scoping/requirements discussions, negotiate timelines while balancing priorities, and execute on agreed-upon deliverables.
+ Skilled in analyzing, measuring and optimizing scalability and performance
+ Understanding of data structures, algorithms, and enterprise storage / scale-out storage architectures
+ Experience leading administration of equipment such as large multiprocessor build farms, storage servers and network system and automated regression testing systems
+ DevOps experience – integrating system engineering, network engineering and operations engineering practices
+ Scripting skills, preferably in Python
+ Familiar with data network products such as TCP/IP based switches and routers
+ Knowledge of L2/L3 networking
+ Strong interpersonal, communication and documentation skills
+ Proficiency in troubleshooting deployment/configuration and related problems
+ Occasional on-call every 6-8 weeks
+ Write low-level Python code and design high-level architectures
+ Ensure optimum information access, server infrastructure performance and integrity, consistency and synchronization across server platforms, and integrate infrastructure components
+ Write and follow operational procedures and SLAs for maintaining and upgrading server platforms
+ Support new and existing applications and work closely with other IT groups and business units
+ Lead the design, implementation and deployment of the next generation of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and software defined infrastructure
+ Collaborate with the development organization, release managers and leadership team to identify gaps in our infrastructure to support DevOps and product roadmaps. Prioritize and estimate delivery of features as well as their impact to ongoing product development efforts
+ Propose and meet scalability, availability, performance and security requirements
+ Experiment with new technologies, architectures and standards and propose integration into our DevOps roadmaps
+ Lead the organization to move from a physical hardware-centric model to a virtualized-centric model from a technology, hands-on-the-ground approach and cultural buy-in
+ Identify use cases to leverage virtualized environments, and highlight corner cases where virtualization is not recommended
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Information Technology, Engineering - Software
205 - ISILON
US - Washington - Seattle