Quanta Services

  • Systems Admin, VM Ware

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    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 (Oracle VM & 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.


    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 and Oracle VM.
    • 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.
    • Included in an after-hours support rotation and after-hours implementation, as needed.
    • Maintains knowledge of IT Infrastructure architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies these standards.
    • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
    • 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.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Travels 0-5% of time (occasional visit to other Data Centers)



    Education and Experience:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or minimum 5 years of comparable experience
    • Minimum of 4 years total VMWare and Oracle VM administration experience. (Implement, Upgrade, Support, Maintain).



    • Preferred - Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2017 Certified Implementation Specialist
    • Preferred - Oracle VM 2.0/3.0 for x86 Certified Implementation Specialist
    • Preferred - VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
    • Preferred - Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)



    • Experience implementing/administering Oracle VM
    • Experience implementing/administering Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
    • Experience administering Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
    • Experience administering NetApp Clustered DataONtap
    • Experience working with formal architecture methodologies (ITIL)
    • Administration skills for a complex 24x7 large environments
    • Experience in a Linux based environment
    • Experience in a Windows based environment
    • Hands-on installation, upgrade, production support
    • Adherence to processes and understanding the importance of documentation is required.
    • 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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