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IT Systems Engineer

Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA. Converged solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while our team of experts handles operating the information technology needed to support it.

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As a result of continued growth, we have a need for an IT Systems Engineer in our Columbus market. This position works in a team environment with a group of infrastructure engineers, collaborating with engineers from network engineering, tech support and implementation departments to support customer environments across multiple data centers (throughout the northeast and Midwest U.S). This role also involves regular communication and support responsibilities (internal and external customers).

The successful candidate will have a strong technical acumen with a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of VMware ESXi and related technologies. The IT Systems Engineer’s responsibilities include building and administering multiple VMware farms (public/private clouds) across several data centers (highly available environments that may be either in a customer shared or dedicated arrangement). In addition, the candidate should have thorough knowledge of networking technologies (Cisco or Juniper devices).

This position will travel approximately 10% of the time.

Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

Sponsorship is not provided for this role. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • VMware and related technology administration with a focus on high availability and scalability of architectures
  • Technical activities including hardware/OS/application implementation, upgrades and support
  • Lead infrastructure builds for public/private cloud environments (hosts, SANs and switching/routing/firewall)
  • Collaborate with the delivery/implementation and Operations Support Center (technical support) teams to develop and maintain a standard infrastructure design
  • Produce and present documentation, training and standard operating procedures for internal use
  • Ability to prioritize and be productive in high-pressure situations, providing timely status updates to customers, the internal technical support team and/or project management

REQUIREMENTS:

  • VMware ESXi administration experience, in a fully redundant environment utilizing SAN storage backend
  • Network administration experience, including a strong understanding of Internet/IP related technologies including, but not limited to, layer 2 switching and firewalling (Cisco or Juniper environment is strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like PowerCLI, PowerShell, VBScript, Python   
  • Windows systems & domain administration experience (with Windows 2008 and later)    
  • Experience with network security standards      
  • Strong troubleshooting ability. Ability to identify and resolve problems in “down” situations
  • Experience with Intel-based servers / iSCSI/SAS storage arrays
  • Understanding of concepts such as RAID

PREFERRED:

  • Industry certifications like JNCIA, VCP, MCSE
  • Experience working with firewalls (Cisco, Juniper), access control lists and advanced security features
  • SAN administration experience
  • Experience with additional Hypervisor technologies
  • Experience working with industry compliance frameworks, such as HIPAA and PCI
  • 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 Equallogic 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 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. Expedient employees wear what they want to work and we stock our kitchens with free snacks and beverages for our employees. 

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

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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.

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