Senior Virtualization Engineer

Sr Virtualization Engineer
Location: Chicago, IL (office located in North Loop w/ flexibility to work remotely on occasion)

Wake up each day knowing that you are a part of something special. Something real. Something bold. What you do can make a difference. The organization we represent is an industry-leading transportation and logistics service provider that believes in doing the right thing every time. Every hour. Every minute. Every second. Are you looking for a place where you will have a role in shaping an industry? Are you Tenacious, True, Tribal, and Smart? Then it’s time for you to apply to join the pack.
 
The organization we represent was founded in 2006, built with passion and dedication to create a phenomenal company culture. We are a company that has heart and soul, and a drive for success. As a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, they are dedicated to helping their customers move their products and manage their supply chains efficiently, and take care of their carriers to keep them moving so they can grow their businesses too. They are fanatical in their goal to provide unparalleled service excellence to each and every customer and carrier they work with. In addition to its recognition as one of the fastest-growing 3PLs in the industry, this organization continues to change the industry expectation by executing with unprecedented service and unmatched innovation.
 
Pinnacle Peak Partners and the organizations we represent are Equal Opportunity Employers.
 
Job Description
In this role, you will be supporting the engineering and operational efforts of a global company with advanced systems to achieve the organizational goals.. We are looking for an accomplished VMware engineer with advanced Cisco UCS and Windows experience to provide architecture, engineering, and operations support for this organization’s virtualized environments.
 
Daily Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Designs, installs, configures, optimizes, and administers virtualization (VMware and Hyper-V) products and associated domain hardware
  • Researches, designs, installs, and administers IT Automation and Orchestration solutions.
  • Daily support of VMware and Windows environments
  • Provides exceptional technical support to all colleagues and customers 
  • Resolves escalated help desk tickets and provides afterhours (rotational) support as needed for problem analysis and resolution
  • Interacts with vendors for quotes, support, new technologies, and vendor relationship tasks
  • Analyzes metrics to identify optimization opportunities and utilization/capacity trends
  • Identifies modifications to implement and improve operational support
  • Maintains and communicates project plan and status updates proactively
  • Trains and mentors less senior colleagues as required
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned

Essential Skills, Characteristics, & Experience
  • Minimum 7 years technical experience of VMware vSphere installations and administration in a predominantly Windows Environment, previous experience in a fast pace brokerage or trading firm a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral communication
  • Must be a team player with a desire to train and mentor junior engineers and to help foster a strong team environment
  • Advanced working knowledge and experience with VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 and PowerCLI.Advanced working knowledge of VMware vRealize Orchestrator or other virtual infrastructure automation and scripting tools
  • Good working knowledge of Cisco UCS Director Orchestration
  • Knowledge of Citrix XenDesktop v7.x and NetScaler v11.x a plus
  • Experience with SAN/NAS technologies (Pure, xIO, and VNX a plus)
  • Experience with Cisco networking technologies
  • Experience using proactive software and hardware monitoring solutions like vRealize Operations, SolarWinds, and ActiveXperts
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft PowerShell a major plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure a major plus
  • High level of ownership for supported environments and applications
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills to determine root cause of incidents
  • The ability to see the “big picture” and scope requirements to the organization’s direction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent industry experience
  • Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident

Benefits
  • Onsite training & ongoing career development
  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Great perks like onsite haircuts, massages, and intramural sports
  • Significant advancement opportunities for outstanding performers
  • Casual dress and company lunch
  • You get to work with awesome people

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