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VMWare Engineer, Carmel, IN

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Company Description

Allied Solutions is one of the largest providers of insurance, lending, and marketing products to financial institutions in the country. It is our goal to work with our clients every step of the way, utilizing technology-based solutions that are customized to fit their needs. With more than 4,000 clients nationwide and offices in more than 14 states, we have grown progressively and we've recently exceeded 1,000 employees. If you're a person who thrives in a fast-paced, team-based, diverse environment and you enjoy helping others through personalized service, Allied Solutions could be the perfect fit!

Job Description

The VMware Engineer is responsible for the design, configuration, installation, deployment, monitoring, and support and troubleshooting of the VMware environment, sever, Active Directory and support of our associates accessing the virtual machine environments. This individual will assist with researching, analyzing and implementing software patches and hardware changes to resolve any VMware server or client problems. This role will provides support to ensure the stability and integrity of the VMware services across multiple data centers and branch offices throughout the United States. This role will also make recommendations for defining and assisting in implementing standards and best practices

Responsibilities

(90%) Tactical:
  • Install, configure and maintain a scalable and high availability virtual environment utilizing VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 hypervisor
  • Assist in maintaining server images and configuring Windows and Linux servers as required
  • Develop plans for deploying and administering virtual machines, images and vApps
  • Configure and manage virtual guests using vCenter Orchestrator, vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) and vRealize
  • Manage and balance virtual machine resources across hosts in the clusters
  • Establish and maintain service levels, monitor vSphere implementations, and manage vCenter server alarms
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and resolve Active Directory issues
  • Develop plans for upgrading Active Directory environment as needed
  • Troubleshoot and resolve ESXi and VDI issues by providing tier 2/3 incident ticket support
  • Manage and balance virtual data stores in Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) clusters
  • Perform daily VMware and server administration, maintenance and upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Assist in managing the Horizon View 7.x VDI environment and client access
  • Utilize Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for disaster recovery failover
  • Assist in managing the VMware NSX v6.4 virtual networking and security environment
  • Support the Development and System Administration Teams with their virtual machine access and server tasks
  • Participate in after-hours on-call support rotation
(10%) Strategy:
  • Assist with researching, evaluating and recommending VMware related software, hardware and services
  • Assess virtual machine VDI risks and perform contingency planning
  • Stay current on virtual machine and VDI related technologies
  • Serve as a technical resource for infrastructure initiatives that require virtual machine expertise
  • Participate in enterprise testing for integration of proposed new technologies to be included in the enterprise design and develop test-related documentation

Skills/Requirements

  • Extensive expertise in VMware administration
  • Extensive expertise in Active Directory particularly in a large environment
  • Expertise in VMware virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) administration
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify and correct malfunctions and help resolve multi-faceted problems
  • Ability to perform capacity and resource planning, assess risks and recommend, design and implement VMware server environments
  • Working knowledge of server, network, personal computer (PC) and application deployments
  • 5 or more years of work experience in network/server administration
  • In-depth knowledge of VMware ESXi is required
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016 operating systems is required
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems is required
  • In-depth knowledge of personal computers (PC) is required
  • Working knowledge of VMware VDI is required
  • Working knowledge of thin/zero client technologies such as Wyse, HP, etc.
  • Working knowledge of network management systems such as Solar winds, Wireshark, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco infrastructure networking solutions
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions is a plus
  • Working knowledge of EMC storage area network (SAN) technologies is a plus
Core Skills:
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong team player with the capability to work independently on projects
Travel:
  • Domestic travel, approximately less than 5%

Benefits of Joining our Team

We offer our employees a robust compensation package! Our comprehensive benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance coverage; 100% company-paid life and disability coverage, 401k options with company match, three weeks PTO by the end of the first year and much more. Allied proudly promotes from within as part of a strong commitment to providing career growth opportunities for employees of all levels. Our diverse business portfolio allows employees broad career options with the advantage of staying with the same organization.

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