Virtualization Engineer

Employer
AboutWeb
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Dec 15, 2016
Closes
Jun 01, 2017
Function
Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time

About Web is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Virtualization Engineer in Baltimore, MD.

The Virtualization Engineer will design, implement, and maintain a hybrid virtualization environment for an innovation lab and its customers. This position involves exposure to all levels of the OSI network protocol stack, storage networks, as well as strong, time management, and collaboration skills. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in implementing and maintaining an evolving virtualized landscape in a variety of positions, from systems engineer to applications programmer. In this position, you will assist in the evaluation and testing of new virtualization platforms, develop tools to help automate the certification/benchmarking of platforms, interface with vendors in support of multiple simultaneous proofs-of-concept, and help define the virtualization strategy for the firm. You must thrive in a team environment and have outstanding listening, communication, evaluation, problem solving, multitasking, and task prioritization skills.


Activities
•Prototype new virtualization, network, and cloud strategies to meet client requirements
•Assist innovation lab development team to prototype a wide variety of projects: big-data, teleconferencing, biometrics
•Present and implement solutions to business partners
•Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve system level issues on a large, busy network
•Assess and improve existing architectures and performance
•Develop scripted automation
•Inventory components and assist in new hardware procurements
•Coordinate ongoing system maintenance activities

Skills Requirements:

Required Skills
•Hands-on experience with virtualization technologies: KVM, OpenStack, and VMware
•Hands-on experience with big-data technologies (including Hadoop, NoSQL)
•Understanding of security risks and mitigation measures
•Understanding of software provisioning and configuration tools Cobbler, Kickstart, Puppet, MCollective
•Integrate Linux Containers (e.g. Docker) with virtualization technologies (e.g. Ironic)
•Fluent in networking (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN), troubleshooting, and firewall (Dell SonicWall)
•Network Switch programming (Cisco IOS / HP) to include port trunking, network isolation
•Strong knowledge of resource and system optimization Linux server and Microsoft Windows
•Prior involvement designing replication and disaster recovery
•Storage systems (SAN/NAS) to include HP and fibre networks
•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•Monitor and manage our virtual infrastructure.
•Basic cloud infrastructure integration (e.g. hybrid with AWS EC2)


Minimum Experience

•Progressive enterprise experience in network engineering
•Experience in virtualization engineering
•Candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, be confident and reliable.
•Proven ability to assume ownership and willingness to take hands-on responsibility to manage tasks to completion
•Provide on-demand technical support for team members


Preferred
•Experience with Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR software
•AWS Certifications and / or documented experience
•Experience with multiple programming languages
•CISSP certification or other security certification
•Computing Environment certifications such as Linux (RedHat, etc.), Windows, Cisco, F5, Dell, HP

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science +11 years experience.

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