Senior Infrastructure Engineer


New York, New York

a month ago

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Job Description: 
Job Title: Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Duration: 06+ Months (Potential for this contract to be extended or converted to FTE)
Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid - Twice a week) 
What project will this contractor be working on - Data Center Decommission new Colo builds, VDI platform refresh, Azure related projects, BAU activities
Team Culture - Yes extreme collaboration and empowerment on responsibilities and roadmap vision
Selling points of the position: Excellent learning opportunity, and technology growth in US Region
  • Job Description: You will be joining Client’s US Infrastructure Planning Engineering team. The Senior Infrastructure Engineer to manage our organizations IT infrastructure, ensuring its smooth operation and optimal performance.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in Data Center builds and management, VMware technologies, Azure, Active Directory, Exchange and SMTP relay, EMC storage, physical server technologies, and related Azure services.
  • This role requires a deep understanding of infrastructure management, coupled with excellent technical skills and the ability to lead and collaborate with a team.
  • Key accountabilities are: Manage and maintain the organizations IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, virtualization platforms, and related systems.
  • Ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of the infrastructure components, addressing any issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Oversee the design, and workload management of Azure VMWare Services and migration of VMs to the cloud Oversee the design, implementation, and administration of VMware technologies, including vSphere, VCenter, VSAN, Horizon, and VDIs
  • Manage Active Directory services, including user accounts, group policies, security, and access controls
  • Administer Exchange server and SMTP relay services, ensuring smooth email communication and system integrity
  • Monitor and optimize EMC storage systems, ensuring efficient data storage, backup, and disaster recovery processes
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of physical server technologies
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to design and implement infrastructure solutions that meet business needs and align with industry best practices
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends, making recommendations for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Ensure compliance with security standards, data privacy regulations, and disaster recovery policies.
  • Lead and mentor a team of infrastructure professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and continuous learning.
How You’ll Succeed Leadership Skills: Act as the network team lead and provide advisory and expertise to ensure the project is on track to meet objectives
  • Support other team members by sharing knowledge, collaborating and problem solving
Strong Communication Skills: You are a strong written verbal communicator who is willing to speak up to ensure clear communication channels with team members and other teams.
  • You are able to clearly communicate with different team members and teams while also being able to communicate to executive leadership when required.
Technological Expertise: You are able to demonstrate a strong technical experience in Networks and Security.
  • Utilizing your skillset in a technical leadership capacity to drive progress and provide resolution to any issues that may arise.
  • Who You Are You - Can demonstrate 12 years of experience in the following
  • Proven experience in infrastructure management, preferably in a leadership role
  • Experience in Cloud, datacenter, and HCI project delivery.
  • Expert level experience in the areas of design and deployment of VMware VCF, NSTT, vSAN, Azure VMware Solution AVS, AmazonWeb Services AWS, VMC on AWS, Google Cloud Platform GCP, Google Cloud VMware Engine GCVE, VMware Horizon VDI, CitrixVirtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft WVD AVD Amazon Workspaces VDI.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to convey highly technical subject matter to all levels of management in easily consumable and relatable language.
  • Industry certifications: VCP 2019 DTM Desktop and Mobility, VCP6DCV Datacenter Virtualization, VCP6DTM Desktop and Mobility, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Developer Associate, EMC SE: Enterprise Storage ITIL Foundation MCSE, A, N.
  • Skills: VMware VCF, Azure VMware Solution VMware VxRail, VxRack, vSAN, NSXT VMware vROPs, LogInsight, vRNI VMware Cloud, Horizon Cloud AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP VMware VDI Horizon View 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 VMware App Volumes, ThinApp, AppV UEM DEM, FSLogix, Profile Unity Workspace One Access, Identity Manager Dell 620, 720, 730, M830 HPE Gen7, Gen8, Gen9 EMC ScaleIO, EMC Isilon, EMC Unity F5 LTM, GTM Liquidware labs Stratusphere UX ServiceNOW, CA Service Desk, BMC Remedy, JIRA Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer Citrix PVS, NetScaler 
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