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Sr. Virtualization Engineer

Company:
Hire IT People Inc.
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Posted:
November 13, 2016
Description:

Sr. Virtualization Engineer - SME3

Location: Baltimore, MD

Interview: Phone first/Skype and will require face to face. Prefer candidates in the mid-Atlantic region.

Visa status: US Citizens, Green card only, NO H1B’s or EAD’s. US CITIZEN PREFERRED.

Good communication skills are key.

Duration: Long Term

Background clearance: All candidates selected will have to go through a Federal government background check prior to being able to start. Generally, the background process takes between 3,4 or 5 weeks. The time is dependent on how quickly the candidate is able to complete the paperwork.

Candidates will obtain a Public Trust clearance upon approval.

Description

Seeking qualified candidates for a Sr. Virtualization Engineer in Baltimore, MD. The Sr. Virtualization Engineer will design, implement, and maintain a hybrid virtualization environment for an innovation lab and its customers. This position demands expertise at all levels of the OSI network protocol stack, storage networks, as well as strong project management, time management, and collaboration skills. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in implementing and maintaining an evolving virtualized landscape in a variety of positions, from systems engineer to applications programmer. In this position, you will assist in the evaluation and testing of new virtualization platforms, develop tools to help automate the certification/benchmarking of platforms, interface with vendors in support of multiple simultaneous proofs-of-concept, and help define the virtualization strategy for the firm. You must thrive in a team environment and have outstanding listening, communication, evaluation, problem solving, multitasking, and task prioritization skills.

Activities:

Prototype new virtualization, network, and cloud strategies to meet client requirements.

•Assist innovation lab development team to prototype a wide variety of projects: big-data, teleconferencing, biometrics.

•Present and implement solutions to business partners.

•Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system level issues on a large, busy network.

•Assess and improve existing architectures and performance.

•Develop scripted automation.

•Inventory components and assist in new hardware procurements.

•Coordinate ongoing system maintenance activities.

Skills Requirements:

Required Skills

•In-depth hands-on experience with virtualization technologies: KVM, OpenStack, and VMware

•In-depth hands-on experience with big-data technologies (including Hadoop, NoSQL).

•Understanding of security risks and mitigation measures.

•Understanding of software provisioning and configuration tools Cobbler, Kickstart, Puppet, MCollective.

•Integrate Linux Containers (e.g. Docker) with virtualization technologies (e.g. Ironic).

•Fluent in networking (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN), troubleshooting, and firewall (Dell SonicWall).

•Network Switch programming (Cisco IOS / HP) to include port trunking, network isolation.

•Strong knowledge of resource and system optimization Linux server and Microsoft Windows.

•Prior involvement designing replication and disaster recovery.

•Storage systems (SAN/NAS) to include HP and fibre networks.

•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

•Monitor and manage our virtual infrastructure.

•Basic cloud infrastructure integration (e.g. hybrid with AWS EC2).

Minimum Experience:

•10 years of progressive enterprise experience in network engineering.

•3 years of progressive experience in virtualization engineering.

•Candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, be confident and reliable.

•Proven ability to assume ownership and willingness to take hands-on responsibility to manage tasks to completion.

•Mentoring to junior staff and on-demand technical support for team members.

Preferred

•Experience with Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR software.

•AWS Certifications and / or documented experience.

•Experience with multiple programming languages.

•CISSP certification or other security certification.

•Computing Environment certifications such as Linux (RedHat, etc.), Windows, Cisco, F5, Dell, HP

Education: Bachelor degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 11 years of professional experience.