Randstad VM Ware System Engineer - Enterprise Services in Herndon, Virginia

VM Ware System Engineer - Enterprise Services


Herndon, VA

Date Posted:

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Our Northern Virginia has an immediate need for a System Engineer - Enterprise Services - VMware. The assignment length will be 3-4 months.

System Engineer - Enterprise Services - VMware (CONTRACT) - Herndon, VA -

Reporting to the Service Delivery Manager for Enterprise and Collaboration Services, this position will Install new software releases and system upgrades, evaluate and install patches, and resolve software related problems. The position may be called upon to perform system backup and recovery if necessary to support operational activities. Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This position is a contract role with an expected completion of December 31, 2016.

Primairy Responsibilities:

Optimize systems and resource utilization, including automation

  • Optimizing physical and virtual systems and resource utilization, balancing performance and capacity.

  • VMware Sphere / VCenter, Symantec, and IIS included in scope of responsibility, emphasis on VmWare experience is required

  • Automate all aspects of systems management through creative scripting and toolset.

Lifecyle management of systems

  • Configure, optimize, monitor, operate and maintain systems throughout lifecycle

  • Advise on hardware utilization and recommend changes when necessary

  • Plan and execute patch cycles and product upgrade projects. Work with Vendors to increase expertise.

  • Create and maintain detailed documentation and service topologies.

Issue resolution and MS and VMware maintenance

  • Assessments and troubleshooting issues with existing solutions

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of Microsoft and VMware solutions

  • Response to an escalation of incidents as appropriate including virus outbreak, IPS alerts, system compromise, etc.


  • Minimum of (4) years of experience with provisioning of services, monitoring, upgrading hardware and software, configuration management, and understanding and maintaining services, such as VSphere, Vcenter, and storage platforms.

  • Experience with VMWare and virtualization technologies specific to memory, process, storage management

  • Vendor certifications in Microsoft and/or VMware preferred

  • Datacenter/Server Operational Components (Monitoring, Management, etc.)

  • Basic network administration and troubleshooting experience

  • Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Expert written and verbal skills in English, secondary in French language is beneficial

  • Minimum of 4 years of System Engineering experience with a total of at least 6 years IT work experience.

  • 3+ years with VMware Administration (including VSphere 6.x and VCenter 5.x or higher)

  • Flexibility to work an on-call rotation as needed.

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