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What you’ll be doing...

This Principal Storage and Virtualization Engineer role provides critical services to both internal and external customers. You’ll oversee lifecycle aspects of multiple service environments, acting as the owner for those systems. You’ll also understand and manage the interrelationships between the various products and the infrastructure systems. We take pride in our well-organized, well-documented, stable, and compliant infrastructure environments, and you’ll get to play a key role.

  • Provide operational support on VMWare platform including vCenter, ESXi servers, server consolidation, Virtual Desktops to deliver Cisco Unified Communication and Collaboration solution.
  • Configuration and management of Cisco SAN switches (e.g. Nexus, MDS switches).
  • Configuration and management of data storage equipment (e.g. NetApp, EMC, etc.)
  • Configuration and management of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) – Blades server and Hyperflex.
  • System upgrade and patching of vCenter, ESXi host, N1kv, EMC SAN, Fabric Interconnect, Cisco Hyperflex, Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Storage optimization, backups, capacity management/planning of EMC SAN and UCS environment.
  • Provide datacenter virtualization expertise including capability to installation, configuration and management of HA and scalable virtual infrastructure in a geo-redundant environment.
  • Plan, implement, administer virtual server configurations as well as configure and manage virtual networks and associated storage.
  • Establish and maintain service levels; perform basic troubleshooting; monitor vSphere implementations.
  • Provide input on data protection, access, authentication control, resource management, monitoring, high availability, fault tolerance and scalable virtualized infrastructure solution.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience on Storage, Data Center virtualization and VMware solutions.
  • EMC Storage experience and transport knowledge (FCoE, iSCSI, etc), replication, backup, and performance.
  • Knowledgeof Cisco Unified Communication and Collaboration solution.
  • Knowledgeof SSD, HDD, RAID, and SAS drive and controller design.
  • Experience with VMware technologies, including ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, VM Replication, vMotion, VM Backup and Recovery.
  • Experience with the various components of VMware Enterprise.
  • Experience writing automation (preferably Ansible, PowerCLI and/or Powershell).
  • Experience in large, highly available enterprise class virtualized environments.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • VCAP or VCP certification or equivalent experience with certification completion in progress.
  • Experience in scripting languages (PS,Python,JS,Shell).

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We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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