Quanta Services

Systems Admin, VM Ware

US-TX-Houston
Requisition ID
2017-1375
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Quanta Services safely provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and natural gas industries. With a workforce tens of thousands strong and offices across North America and abroad, Quanta is the premier provider in the industries it serves.

 

Responsible for managing and ensuring our virtual environment (VMWare) is running efficiently, monitored and kept up to date.  Work ranges from strategic to tactical as well as participating in the deployment of new information technology projects.

Responsibilities

  • Designs VMWare environments that are of high quality, effectively meet business objectives, and support long-term IT strategy.
  • Ensures the ability to recover the system environment to a current operational state in a timely manner, in the event of a major system problem or disaster.
  • Provides solutions and recommendations for application performance improvement.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and resolution of production system issues as needed.
  • Maintains and monitors compliance to corporate Security policies
  • Plans and configures virtual networking, vStandard and vDistributed switches, and polices.
  • Plans and configures vSphere Storage utilizing VMFS and NFS datastores.
  • Participates in the modeling, prototyping, analysis, configuration, construction, and deployment of technology components solution
  • Researches, identifies and recommends industry best practices for solving business problems.
  • Participates in the deployment and administration of vRealize Operations Manager and SRM.
  • Performs periodic performance reviews to maintain Storage, Virtualization and Backup infrastructure at optimal efficiency.
  • Monitors existing infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Performs all necessary updates to virtual hosts and guests related to VMware.
  • Identifies events, alerts, or configurations that may have negative impact to the environment and resolve or escalate according to company polices.
  • Performs installations, patches, upgrades, capacity planning and performance tuning, through approved change management mechanisms.
  • Enters, tracks, and updates incident and changes in ticket management system.
  • Provides tier 2 support for team members and other support teams.
  • Assists in the administration of Enterprise storage systems.
  • Provides with an after-hours support rotation and implementation as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of IT Infrastructure architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies these standards.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or minimum 5 years of comparable experience
  • Minimum of 4 years total VMWare administration experience. (Design, Implement, Upgrade, Support, Maintain).
  • Preferred - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
  • Required - VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
  • Experience implementing/administering VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • Experience implementing/administering VMWare vRealize Suite
  • Experience working with formal architecture methodologies (ITIL)
  • Administration skills for a complex 24x7 large environments
  • Construct High Availability, Disaster Recover design
  • Hands-on installation, upgrade, production support
  • Adherence to processes and understanding the importance of documentation is required.
  • Experience in Windows based environment (LINUX is a plus)
  • Language – English Intermediate level of knowledge
  • Math –Intermediate level of knowledge
  • Reasoning –Intermediate level of knowledge
  • Self-starter who is able to work independently while supporting the needs of the team
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, ability to communicate to executive level management
  • Customer service, time management and personal motivation
  • Must be able to adapt to changing technology needs to stay at the forefront on leading IT systems and solutions.
  • Must be able to respond quickly and handle solving problems under pressure while at the same time maintaining a high level of professionalism and courtesy.
  • Be able to articulate complex and technical issues in a clear and meaningful way.

Quanta Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic, in accordance with governing law.

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