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VMWare / Linux Operations Engineer

Pleasanton, California 94588 | Contract

Post Date: 10/31/2017 Job ID: 17720 Industry: IT/Networking/Hardware

Position Title: VMWare / Linux Operations Engineer

Position Description:   Protingent Staffing has an exciting opportunity with our client in Pleasanton, CA.

As a VMWare Operations Engineer in the Platform Engineering Organization, not only will you be responsible for keeping our systems up and running, you will also have the ability to shape the architecture to properly run our systems.

HOW YOU CONTRIBUTE TO OUR VISION:
  • Building out a complex cloud production infrastructure
  • Continuing to secure our infrastructure to protect us and our customers
  • Providing resiliency of the VMWare platform being the backbone of Workday production environment
  • Manage and support VMWare infrastructure for Workday Private Cloud.
  • Support production environment for Workday customers.
  • Deploy and build new hardware to the VMWare infrastructure to provide additional capacity and growth.
  • Responsible for hardware triage and coordinate with Data Center team for hardware replacements.
  • Responsible to maintain ESXi and firmware versions on servers and storage subsystems in the VMWare infrastructure. 
  • Perform patch installations and on-going patch management.
  • Monitor day-to-day alerts and take actions to bring environments to a stable state.    
  • Interface with vendor support and coordinate with support toward problem resolutions.
  • Collaborate with micro-service teams to provision and configure network policies with NSX.
  • Create and update documentations as required.

OUR ENVIRONMENT:
  • VMware Hypervisors
  • CentOS Linux
  • Puppet/Chef – nice to have
  • Sensu

ABOUT YOU:
  • Minimally 5 years of experience with VMWare technology.   Full understanding with VMWare components and infrastructure, such as vcenter, datastores, VDS, VSS, resource pools, DRS, HA, NSX.
  • Familiar with networking components with the ability to perform basic network management on network switches and firewalls.
  • Would be nice to have experience  working  with Linux environment and familiar with triaging complex performance or hardware issues. 
  • You have been responsible for running operations for a service that’ s used by a large user base
  • You understand the importance and impact that good operations can have on the rest of a product and the positive ripple effects that it can have across an entire engineering organization
  • You have pulled back the covers and know how this Internet thing works end to end. Networks, servers, protocols, operating systems, services, no sql systems, query optimization, disks: to you nothing can be a ' black box.' Whenever there was a technology you did not understand, you grabbed the book and figured it out
  • Nice to have - You have good knowledge of a coding language (e.x. Python)
  • You understand the complexities of networking in a cloud environment and have vision to architect and implement a highly available, scalable, and secure network within a cloud environment

Benefits Package:  Protingent offers competitive salary, 100% paid health insurance, education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and an administered 401k plan.

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

Samantha DeLaFuente


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