Sr. VMWare Engineer

Chicago, Illinois 60661

Employment Type:
Date Added:
April 30, 2015

Sr. VMWare Systems Engineer

Palace Gate Corporation is currently seeking a Sr. VMWare Systems Engineer for our premier client in Chicago, IL near trains. This is a full-time direct position in the financial industry.


As a Sr. VMware Systems Engineer Consultant, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and support of the VMware infrastructure for the corporate campus in Chicago and field locations around the country. You will define, maintain, communicate, and implement standards consistent with established architecture and strategy.

In this role, you will be part of the VMware and Cisco UCS Team and will work closely with the following teams:

· Open Systems, Windows Server, and various others to provide a virtual platform for RHEL, Windows, and appliances using VMware ESXi .

· Network and Storage teams to create/support the virtual platform

· Desktop Support as part of supporting the overall virtual desktop infrastructure

· Onsite 24/7 Enterprise Operations Center to enable them to provide level 1 support.

· Project Management Office to create high-level resource plans used to staff projects.

· Enterprise Architecture to create capability roadmaps and perform vendor evaluations

· Team members who are SME’s for our Cisco UCS implementation

· Various application teams as part of performance evaluation and tuning

Outside of ESXi the Team utilizes other software products such as VMware vCOPs to manage the virtual infrastructure performance and capacity, vCenter Orchestrator to automate routine VMware tasks and the provisioning of Windows and RHEL systems, and will soon deploy and support Veeam Backup as the primary mechanism for backing-up all virtual machines.

Inside and outside the organization, you will establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with strategic partners as well as critical IT infrastructure service providers. That can also entail coordinating activities with vendors as required.

Technical Skills Required:

  • Ability to design and implement an enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure using ESXi v5

  • Ability to design and implement an enterprise-wide Cisco UCS solution

  • vSphere and vCenter

  • Distributed virtual switch configuration

  • HA, DRS, server and storage vMotion

  • SAN and disk configuration and troubleshooting

  • Network configuration and troubleshooting

  • Capacity management and system tuning

  • Experience with vSphere Auto Deploy

  • VMware Horizon View

    Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting firm that provides innovative staffing solutions to industry leading companies across the United States. Our experienced team uses new and unique approaches to deliver the right technology solutions and meet the most demanding enterprise needs. We strive to enable our clients to continue their success and achieve their business objectives by providing expert IT consultants. Our company approach is simple: match the right people with the right opportunity.

    Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance, 401K, as well as weekly direct deposit. For more information or to view all our open jobs, please visit

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