Data Center Systems Engineer

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Post Date: 11/13/2017 Job ID: 11083 Industry: IT

Excellent Opportunity with a Leading IT Cloud Service and Solutions Provider!

Data Center Systems Engineer

Located in Grand Rapids, MI

Great Career Advancement Opportunities

Summary of Position

The Data Center Systems Engineer position serves as a technical resource to support the company within its owned and operated data centers providing Cloud Services and Solutions. The position assists in ensuring overall availability and reliability to meet or exceed defined service levels of data center operations. The company s deployed data centers are offered as Cloud services to our customers in conjunction with our MPLS, Ethernet, IP, and Transport network offerings.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support, operate, and maintain datacenter infrastructure systems servicing our clients Cloud Computing customers
Capacity planning and management of data center resources
Connectivity and bandwidth management between data center and service provider network.
Tier II and III troubleshooting with internal team members, vendors, and customers.
Development of methods of procedure (MOPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for engineering, NOC, and provisioning teams.
Perform maintenance during data center maintenance windows as required including hardware, software and firmware upgrades.
Participate in on-call rotation.
Manage and operate an enterprise class datacenter/infrastructure environment
o Multi-vendor storage systems, object storage
o Server Systems: Dell, Cisco
o Network: Cisco, Dell
o Virtualization: VMware ESXi, VMware s vSphere, vCloud Director
o Data Replication and Backup platforms
o Microsoft Server Technologies: Active Director, Server 2012/2016
o Linux OS and variants
o Firewall platforms
o Network monitoring platforms
Vendor Management
o Engage vendors and research new technologies as requested by Management
Engage vendor technical support for hardware or software problems.

QUALIFICATIONS / WORK EXPERIENCE
Education: A.S. Or B.S Degree in Computer Science or Networking is highly preferred. VCP, CCNA, MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure is a plus.
In-depth understanding of virtualization with practical experience in at least one hypervisor, preference given to VMware s vSphere.
Experience in a highly-available datacenter environment:
o Deploying and operating Linux or other UNIX variants.
o Server hardware management across multiple vendors.
o SAN and object storage management across multiple vendors.
o Security best practices in server configuration, tool development, and access controls.
o Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server and WSUS; PowerShell a plus.
o Operating common enterprise switching and routing platforms.
o Deploying or managing servers in large-scale and geographically diverse environments.
o Capacity planning, utilization review & performance monitoring.
o iSCSI and/or Fiber Channel storage area networks
o Firewall and network security concepts
Proficiency in network architecture or core technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), IPsec, VLANs, routing, etc.).
Excellent customer service focus, customer communication skills, and experience exceeding customer expectations.
Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and documentation skills.
Possess superb troubleshooting and problem analysis skills.
Act as a technical point of escalation & mentor for junior staff.
Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operational support at scale, and efficient use of resources.

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