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Software Defined Data Center Engineer

  • Location: Houston, Texas, 77056
  • Salary: 72.5
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

Large Oil and Gas company in Houston is seeking a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Engineer who is an ambitious self-starter to support a Hyper Converged platform in a large 24x7 enterprise environment. This position will be responsible for supporting VxRack, VxRail based ESXi environments.  Ideal candidates for this role must have an excellent understanding of VMware Cloud Foundation, Horizon View, and vSAN storage. 

Must have deep understanding of Horizon View and be able to run this from day one (no training provided).  VMware experience is Critical.  This is a Dell Shop with racks and rails.  Preferably candidates will have 5 years experience, but hiring manager will consider 2-3 years experience.

Must be local to Houston, TX.  It is required that the Engineer in this role work onsite Monday-Thursday each week and remote every Friday.


The team is responsible for the day-to-day management of all SDDC functions, including daily capacity reports, systems health, updates/patches, performance tuning/monitoring, and project work.  In this role as a SDDC Engineer, you will have the following duties:
  • Lead and assist in design and support of various virtualized environments with a strong focus in ESXI and vSAN storage
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge in vSphere replication, vRealize Automation (VRA), vRealize Log Insight (VRLI), and vRealize Operations (VROPS)
  • Provide configuration and tuning expertise in Horizon View including published apps, virtual desktop (VDI), App Volume, User Environment Manager (UEM), and WorkSpace One
  • Proficiency on virtual server/machine build through templates/clone/snapshot, data store allocation, create, manage and maintain desktop/application pools
  • Excessive focus on operational excellence, demonstrate ownership on day to day operational issues while participating in project work
  • Understanding in ticketing processes; incidents, tasks, change management and SLA management
  • Take ownership of the creation and maintenance of architectural and operational procedural documentation
  • Knowledge of PowerShell scripting is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Virtualization/SDDC
  • Effectively work in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide 24x7 support including on-call rotation
  • AWS Solution or VMWare cloud knowledge concentration in multi OS server infrastructure is a plus
  • VMware Certification is a plus