Senior System Administrator - VMWare - Wintel

  • United Business Solutions Inc
  • Oct 25, 2019
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Job Description

Role: Senior System Administrator - VMWare - Wintel

Location: Shelton, CT

Contract Role (6+ Months) 

Looking to close a deal for a Senior System Administrator - VMWare - Wintel who is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure, including participation in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. The candidate should be able to start by next week and the interview process will most likely be a PHONE HIRE round.

We would be happy with somebody who knows VMware and can install and configure with Scripts in a very quick manner.



  • Design and perform system management, Configuration Management, deep troubleshooting, Preventative Maintenance and corrective maintenance, performance monitoring, and enhancement.
  • Provide comprehensive Linux and Windows systems management
  • Define and plan tests of new Equipment and Software
  • Define and plan the requirements for off-hour systems maintenance work
  • Oversee Change Management activities on the supported systems
  • Define security controls and capabilities in Operating Systems, layered products, and specialty Software to achieve security goals
  • Develop operations procedures, such as backups, recovery processes, and queue management
  • Install and configure Linux, and Windows systems
  • Assist business users and systems engineers with the setup, installation, and testing of their Applications
  • Interface with users and systems engineers in order to Resolve technical and user Problems.
  • Hands on experience in VRA, vRops and ESXi administration.
  • Datacenter hardware and refreshment experience.
  • Sound technology on HP, DELL Hitachi, Nutanix platform.
  • Platform Seeking an ESX/VMWare Systems Admin (SysAdmin) who will be a second level support.
  • Candidates should have in-depth, hands-on experience with VSphere (5.5+) as well as common technologies used in a VMWare environment such as Site Recovery Manager and the vRealize suite
  • Working knowledge on any of monitoring tools like SCOM, Moogsoft, SOlwarwinds etc.
  • Broad knowledge of Storage (Vmax, PURE), Networking, Hardware (UCS, Dell) and Windows/RHEL and the supporting services.
  • Additionally, they should be familiar with scripting
  • Should have knowledge on the applications like SCCM, KMS, Avamar, HP DP, BRMS, Symantec etc.
  • Good Knowledge of Cluster environment
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills in OS related issues
  • Patch management, Virus Management, Firmware & BIOS upgrade
  • Working Knowledge of File and Print servers
  • Log monitoring/maintenance
  • Understanding of capacity planning, performance monitoring, and tuning.
  • Hand-on knowledge on various RAID technologies (RAID 0+1, RAID 1, RAID 5 etc.)
  • Should have knowledge on Backup operation.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory would be desirable
  • Good Communication skills
  • H/W troubleshooting & Vendor coordination
  • Extensive hands-on knowledge of Windows 2003/2008/2016 Servers,
  • Working knowledge of VMware host and Guest OS management skills.


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or an equivalent combination of education or experience
  • Certification in system or data management
  • 5+ years of experience managing and Supporting Esxi and Windows servers
  • 5+ years of experience configuring and managing Storage subsystems
  • Advanced knowledge of standard system administration Tools and practices
  • Advanced knowledge of industry and government security standards and practices
  • Strong Windows administration skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Must have base knowledge of Dell and Cisco UCS server technologies and peripherals. Including rack mount and blade architecture along with chassis, OA's, RIB's, fiber cards, system boards, network cards, memory, cpu, etc. (some Dell and IBM).
  • Must have support experience in VMWare and HyperV virtualization, including build outs of physical hosts/farms and virtual server configurations. Along with physical to virtual migrations. (This includes base
  • knowledge around storage and network within a virtualized environment).
  • Requires basic knowledge around SAN storage infrastructure and network troubleshooting. Including the ability to troubleshoot server network and blade chassis switch issues.
  • Requires knowledge of inventory and data center space management.
  • Basic knowledge in Windows and Linux preferred.

Paul Williams



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