Senior Virtualization/Windows System Administrator

Location: Boulder, CO (HQ)
Job Code: 543
# of Openings: 1

Description

The Senior Virtualization and Windows Systems Administrator is a versatile, high profile position within our company, and is an integral position of a larger team of IT professionals delivering Managed / Cloud services to our customers. The core group's specific deliverables are design and engineering of systems (hardware and operating system) based on collected criteria, collaborate on application integration, administration, problem management, preventive maintenance, performance tuning, assist with capacity planning, all within best practice standards. Denovo offers many other opportunities with emerging technologies.

This position is based in Boulder, CO.  Candidates must be able to commute to our Boulder office on a regular basis.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the daily administration of our Microsoft, vSphere and OVM environments
  • Server Performance and Capacity Management, including trend analysis reports
  • Monitoring of system resources and coordinating remediation and/or tuning when thresholds are exceeded
  • Server administration and management including backup, upgrades, patches and new installations
  • Work with relevant teams to coordinate recovery in the event of a failure
  • Continuous improvement through ongoing analysis of best practices and new technology options
  • Change control methodologies and communications plans, preferably using ITIL standards
  • Advanced understanding of Windows Operating Systems and deploying in a virtual environment. Linux skills are a plus.
  • Participate in On Call rotation for after hours and weekend support
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • At least 5 of years Microsoft and VMware / vSphere experience. Must have strong knowledge of Windows Server, and VMware vSphere.
  • OVM and KVM experience a plus
  • Licenses or certifications that are a plus for this role:
    • Certification: VMware Certified Professional 5 and/or 6 (VCP5, VCP6)
    • Certified in Current Microsoft Server Technologies
    • Certified in RedHat Server Technologies
    • Certified in Oracle Virtualization and Server Technologies
    • AWS rchitect or Cloud Practitioner
    • Azure Administrator

SOFT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent service-driven customer-focused skills
  • Proven ability to work in both a team environment and independently
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to absorb, master and leverage emerging technologies.
  • Talent for creatively utilizing technology, people and processes to solve unique business problems in a cost-effective manner
  • Strong time and attention management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Technical diagramming (Visio) and documentation capabilities

DESIRED PRODUCT EXPERTISE:

  • Windows and VMware vSphere are required
  • ESX 4.x, ESXi 5, ESXi6, vCenter, vCenter Operations
  • Additional product experience a plus
  • Oracle Virtual Machine
  • Additional product experience a plus
  • Microsoft Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2
  • Nutanix




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