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IO Engineer
Ref No.: 22-00730
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Role Responsibilities
  • Create innovative I&O engineering solutions and designs within defined standards and architectures, ensuring that designs work holistically within larger solutions.
  • Collaborate with Architects to develop roadmaps from strategy documents and carry out regular roadmap reviews.
  • Design roadmap implementation projects, communicating with stakeholders and operations teams to ensure delivery.
  • Maintain a good awareness of Operations activities through regular communication with operations leads and by attending update meetings.
  • Create build instructions for engineering designs, and support operations teams during implementation.
  • Undertake requirements analysis of incoming requests ensuring deliverables are clearly understood and agreed with stakeholders.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for continuous improvement of systems and processes and propose improvement activities.
  • Actively develop automation engineering solutions, identifying where automation should be used, and working with operations teams to implement solutions.
  • Incorporate security-by-design into all solutions, ensuring that security requirements are considered concurrently with technical requirements.
  • Work closely with I&O tower leads as an escalation point, providing SME support to operations teams, assisting with P1/P2 incident resolution.
  • Liaise with 3rd party vendors when appropriate to create engineering solutions and continuous improvement proposals.
  • Collaborate with Architects to propose, review and implement new standards and technologies.
  • Carry out continuous personal development, ensuring technical skills are kept up to date and non-technical skills are gained and improved.
  • Develop a base cross functional technical knowledge allowing holistic thinking during design processes.
  • Carry out technical reviews of change requests and designs created by other teams.
  • Work with Operations teams to analyse RCA's and design action plans.
Role Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of VMWare Cloud Foundation products, including vSphere, vSAN, vCenter, SRM, NSX, and vRealize
  • Expert knowledge of the MS Windows Server Operating System
  • Expert knowledge of Windows Sever based infrastructure services such as Hyper-V, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Client, File Services, and Print Services
  • Experience in Logical Data Center design and implementation
  • Extensive experience of creating holistic engineering solutions comprising multiple elements including
  • On premise private cloud and multiple public cloud environments
  • Integrations between segregated network zones such as OT, iDMZ/DMZ, IT
  • Incorporating cloud and middleware capabilities
  • Experience of creating technology roadmaps based on strategy inputs
  • Ability to carry out requirements analysis and create detailed engineering solution designs using Visio
  • Experience in providing engineering expertise to Operations teams in support of incident and request resolution
  • Experience of engineering solutions comprising containerized and serverless environments.
  • Ability to create low level implementation and build documentation
  • Experience in implementation of infrastructure automation, including provisioning and administration activities, using technologies such as Terraform, Packer, Ansible or Ignio
  • A thorough understanding of system and virtualisation security principles and technologies
  • Experience in scripting languages (PowerShell, Azure JSON and Bicep, Python, Shell)
  • A basic working understanding of other areas of technology focus
  • Linux OS implementation and management (RHEL, OEL, Suse)
  • Storage Technologies (SAN, JBOD, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS)
  • Networking principles, protocols, and practices
  • Relational database technologies
  • Enterprise Backup technologies (Commvault, Netbackup, Azure Backup)
  • Middleware technologies (Tomcat, WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss)