Our customer is looking for a Subject Matter Expert in VMWare/Azure Architect. See job description below

12 months (new contracts every 3)
Q1 2022
Job Posting Date:
JOb Description

VMWare/Azure Virtualization Architect

Principal Accountabilities:

•Install and Administer VMware ESXi and Vcenter.

•Creates virtual machines and VM templates.

•Performing action on advanced features of ESX/ESXi 5/6/6.5, Migrations, HA, DRS, SDRS and Cluster.

•Expert knowledge on configuration and troubleshooting-vSphere and Storage replication.

•Expert in setting up HA/DRS and troubleshooting.

•Hands on command line experience with ESXi and VCSA.

•Analyzing the vCenter,ESXi and VM’s Logs to find root cause.

•Knowledge of managing VRA and VRO with Vcenter as an end point

•Deploy highly available, scalable and secure cloud infrastructure with a focus onAzure (AWS is a plus) using industry best practices.

•Define and implement infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques to migrate workloads into Azure.

•Design and develop automation to support continuous delivery and continuous integration process.

•Work closely with the Development and Operations teams to build and maintain CI/CD pipelines to support automated deployment of infrastructure.

•Strong understanding of Azure Database technologies (both IaaS and PaaS) and options to support the migration process. This will include and not limited to Azure database migration technologies and refactoring options.

•Work closely with product owners, to gather technical requirements, architect solutions, and execute on deliverables

•Application rationalization, scoring, mapping dependencies and define roadmaps to support the application migration

•Analyze and resolve configuration issues in development, test, and production environments. Build effective monitoring, logging and auditing of production systems


Experience and qualifications:

• 3+ years of experience system administration in a multi-vendor environment

•3+years of experience with server implementation, virtualization, and Microsoft Active Directory administration.

•Experience with additional VMware solutions such as Horizon, vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, and NSX.

•Intermediate level of experience with storage including the basics like block & file storage, and more advanced concepts such as iSCSI IQN/iSNS and/or fiber channel zoning and SAN administration

•3+years of experience with a VMware-centric backup solution; Veeam preferred.

•2years of proven experience with cloud infrastructure (VM, SQL, VNET, User defined routes, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Migrate, Traffic Manager, Azure Automation, Storage, ARM Templates, Azure Load balancer, API Gateway and AzureAD)

•On-premise infrastructure (AD, DNS, VMWare, Hyper-V, Load balancer, firewalls, routing)

•Experience with PowerShell scripting

•Experience with Azure and 3rd party monitoring tools

•Experience with Windows and Linux-based operating system configuration, automation and management

•Microsoft Certified Azure Architect Expert a plus

•Candidate must have ability to effectively communicate in English (written and verbal)


*NOTE; This engagement is remote, depending on customer travel may be required. Must be willing to travel anywhere in the US.

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