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Engineer III, IT - Virtualization in Chantilly, VA at Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Date Posted: 11/22/2018

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Job Description

Engineer III, IT - Virtualization

Summary

PenFed is hiring an Engineer III, IT - Virtualization in Chantilly, Virginia. The primary purpose of this job is to provide engineering support for the design, implementation, support, and monitoring of an enterprise VMware vSphere environments and related infrastructure. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, system design; standards based implementation, capacity planning, systems integration, process/procedure development and refinement, and technical support.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned

  • Partner with IT architecture team to ensure alignment of all VMware architecture processes, standards, strategies, and roadmaps.
  • Design, implement, support, and monitor performance management of enterprise VMware vSphere environments across data centers.
  • Provide technical vision about virtualization technologies, and describe customized solutions to address complex environments.
  • Perform and automate systems provisioning, performance and scalability characteristics of the VMware vSphere product suite.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for VDI environment.
  • Test and document implementation guidelines for VMware technologies being deployed in the data centers.
  • Assist the team defining standards for virtualization technologies and best practices for their use.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot VMware server deployment, virtualization issues, network, storage and associated infrastructure.
  • Identify important potential technologies and approaches to address current and future needs within the enterprise, evaluate their applicability and fit, and make recommendations.
  • In depth applied knowledge of monitoring VMware Operations Manager, VM tuning, and capacity planning. Implement systems in a phased approach of requirements analysis, system design review, installation, integration, and testing.
  • Lead the development of product/project requirements and success criteria through collaboration with internal and external customers.
  • Leverage these criteria and integrate business and technical knowledge when designing and developing solutions to deliver optimal, elegant solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements while delivering the best value and user experience.
  • Responsible for leading the infrastructure engineering initiatives.
  • Responsible for stability, integrity and efficiency of the infrastructure and information systems that support core functions of the business.
  • Accountable for providing escalation support to troubleshoot and maintain production infrastructure and to resolve production issues and outages.
  • Recommend new and emerging technologies to solve business problems.
  • Maintain proper documentation including configuration specifics and procedures, for implementation and ongoing operation/maintenance of infrastructure solutions.
  • Provide technical support for enterprise systems. Troubleshoot, repair and recover from hardware or software failures in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain systems, application software and infrastructure tools.
  • Serve as a key team member using existing technical knowledge and have the skills to perform specific projects independently.
  • Maintain the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
  • Interact with other engineers and management to identify areas of improvement for operational efficiency.
  • Work closely with technical and non-technical personnel within and across PenFed departments and vendors.
  • Accountable for managing all assigned tasks and projects.
  • Participate in the planning and design of an enterprise Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Comply with Incident Management and Change Management procedures and reporting practices.
  • Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT industry as it relates to the technologies identified as primary responsibilities including awareness of new or revised solutions and improved processes.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in-place systems.
  • Assist junior and subordinate staff in researching technical problems and complex designs in order to develop staff capabilities.
  • Participate in on-call 24x7 support as needed in the event of system outage or failure.    

Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required. 
  • In lieu of a degree, combination of education and a minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience is required that provides the necessary skills and knowledge to perform all the essential job functions.
  • Advanced knowledge of VMware tool stack, realize Application Services, and VSAN.
  • Working knowledge of SAN infrastructure, protocols and enterprise class storage systems such as IBM Flash System and EMC Unity/VMAX
  • Minimum of five (5) years of practical experience in implementing and sustaining VMware installation, configuration, management, and data protection of high-availability virtualized environment is required.
  • Experience with VCE Vblock, Cisco UCS and VDI is desired.
  • Experience with VMware NSX.
  • Working knowledge of infrastructure automation tools such as vRealize Automation, Saltstack, Ansible or Chef.
  • Experience using network/event analysis tools such as Splunk.
  • Virtual application packaging and remediation skills desired.
  • Strong understanding of Network, Compute, Storage, Cloud and End-User technologies.
  • Strong understanding of System design and integration with a thorough familiarity with multi-tiered application architecture and public, private, and hybrid cloud technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and multi-tasking skills desired.
  • Must be able to present system designs for user approval at formal reviews.
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills.
  • Strong communication, documentation, and time management skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not supervise employees. 

Licenses and Certifications

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP or VCAP)
  • Cisco UCS certification (DCUCI or DCUCD)

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.

*Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.*

Travel

Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.

About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 571-289-4710.