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IT/VMware Systems Engineer

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our teams handle the information technology needed to support it. 

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past five consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we were selected as one of only ten other vendors in the United States positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.  

Expedient's Product Strategy team is hiring an engineer in Cleveland, OH or Pittsburgh, PA. Our Product Strategy team partners with various cross-functional Expedient teams to collaborate and test out the viability of different technologies for our clients. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in a broad range of technical applications, with an emphasis on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS), virtualization (including a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of VMware ESXi), networking, and security.

This position requires someone with great interpersonal skills, strong documentation skills, and a desire to explore new possibilities for advancing technology. A strong understanding of system architecture with an emphasis on VMware technologies also is a must. This position will travel approximately 10% of the time.

Sponsorship is not provided for this role.

Your Role as an IT Systems Engineer at Expedient:

  • You’ll represent a very well-respected brand that continues to evolve and expand new technology in the IT market
  • You’ll have the opportunity to build new services from cutting-edge, best-of-breed products and technologies
  • You’ll build relationships throughout the IT community, and be part of a culture that values continuing education and professional growth  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • VMware and related technology design and implementation with a focus on resiliency and scalability of architectures
  • Lead infrastructure design for public/private cloud environments (hosts, storage, and switching/routing/firewall)
  • Evaluate new technologies and create alpha/beta releases, and determine viability and suitability of existing technologies
  • Create innovative solutions to solve technology and business challenges/needs
  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions, and overall technology concepts—and write reference architecture papers to explain how Expedient products can be used to solve specific business challenges
  • Present to and solicit feedback from sales, marketing and operations teams
  • Ability to prioritize and be productive in high-pressure situations, providing timely status updates to internal customers

REQUIREMENTS:

  • VMware ESXi design and implementation experience
  • Experience with network security standards and in network administration, including a strong understanding of internet/IP-related technologies, OSI model, basic routing and firewalling (VMware NSX or Juniper strongly preferred)
  • Experience working with technologies like Windows and Linux server management, IDS, IPS, encryption and identity management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to influence stakeholders about adopting new technology, solutions improvements, and updates to existing technology
  • Vendor-management experience
  • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment drug screen

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • An understanding of VMware NSX and software-defined storage
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like PowerCLI, PowerShell, VBScript, Python  
  • Industry certifications from VMware, Juniper, Microsoft, etc. (such as the JNCIA, VCP, MCSE)
  • SAN administration experience, and understanding of concepts such as RAID
  • Experience with Intel-based servers / iSCSI/SAS storage arrays
  • Experience working with industry compliance frameworks, such as HIPAA and PCI-DSS
  • Bachelor of science degree in a technical discipline
  • Additional experience that will benefit the candidate will include, but is not limited to, Cisco iOS, Juniper OS and Dell Compellent SC and Dell Equal logic PS Series SAN platforms

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust, employee-driven training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success. 

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest. 

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Expedient does not engage with third-party recruiting or staffing firms.

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