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VMware Systems Engineer permanent position in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Ref No.: 13-00508
Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
My client is a recognized leader in data center and computer room design, building, and operations from both the IT and Facility perspectives. We work directly with building owners, business owners/managers, or as consultants to other design professionals in surveying, assessing, planning, engineering, designing, constructing, commissioning, implementing, maintaining, monitoring, and managing tenant space computer rooms and enterprise data centers. Established in 1998, we employ industry best practices in integrating proven, 'best-of-breed', critical infrastructure technologies that result in always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable mission critical environments.
Position Summary         The Systems Engineer role is critical to growth in our Microsoft, Virtualization and Systems business practices. The Systems Engineer will be a key member of a team that will bring substantial experience in designing, implementing, and managing enterprise level solutions from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and others.
Job Responsibilities
  •        Collaborate with customers as well as design/architects and project managers to define the technical requirements needed to design, implement, and manage standards-based IT networks.
  • Develop and execute IT implementation plans in coordination with the project team.
  • Develop, design and deliver Microsoft Active Directory solutions, Microsoft Exchange Server upgrades and/or migrations, VMWare environments, Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
  • Design, implementation and support services related to Microsoft and VMware technologies, including Microsoft Exchange and SQL.
  • Respond to post project technical support calls and perform direct follow up with clients.
  • Understand each client¿s unique business requirements to develop technology solutions to address those business requirements.
  • Assist in conducting on-site surveys and developing detailed network diagrams, bills-of-materials, and scopes-of-work for proposals and technical presentations highlighting our value proposition and superiority of our solution.
  • Be customer facing - the successful candidate for this position will work in front of the customer in a visible manner and bear the responsibility for portraying in a professional and expert manner.
  • Candidate Requirements:     Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience working with Microsoft Windows 2008/2012 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010/2013 is required
  • Current Microsoft and VMware certification (MCSE: Server Infrastructure, Private Cloud, VCP)
  • Hands-on, in-depth expertise with Microsoft Windows Architecture - Active Directory (AD),  Exchange, SQL Server, Hyper-V.
  • Advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with various Storage solutions including NetApp, Equalogic, Compellent and HP.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Exchange administration and the use of prevailing virtualization technologies is required.
  • In depth understanding of supporting technologies: Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Anti-Virus, IIS, Systems Management, Optimization Tuning, High Availability configurations
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP protocols
  • Expert knowledge of the Group Policy and Remote Installation Services
  • Strong knowledge of SQL Server 2005/2008 administration
  • Experience with any of the following VMware products: VMware ESX(i) Server 4.x, 5.x, Virtual Center, Capacity Planner, P2V Assistant, VMware Converter, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMWare View (VDI), and other VMware products.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise datacenter technologies including Networking, Security, SAN and NAS, physical datacenter practices
  • Solid general understanding of distributed computing conce, including the principles of network routing and client/server technologies
  • Must have some general knowledge of system management best practices, scheduling and recovering from SAN array snapshots, complete backup and restoration capabilities
  • Experience with documentation for system builds, configurations, support procedures
  • Experience with diverse hardware platforms
  • Additional Requirements       Experience with thin-client technologies, Terminal Services, Citrix Metaframe, VMWare View
  • Hands-on experience with VMware ESX, VDI, SRM is preferred
  • Experience with Clustering Services / High availability systems is preferred
  • Experience with iSCSI based SAN storage (Client Equalogic, NetApp preferred)
  • Experience with Backup software such as BackupExec , Arcserve, MS DPM, and various small and enterprise backup solutions.
  • Experience with converged networking principals
  • Experience with Antivirus programs, Spam Filters, and Web monitoring
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) experience including a knowledge of Fibre Channel, iSCSI, CIFS, and NFS protocols is desired