Sr Systems Engineer -Technology

Fox Sports Phoenix, AZ

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

We're looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our team and provide on-site system deployment and administration for Fox Virtual, Cloud, and Windows computing environments. You will be acting as the architect for the enterprise virtual environment and be leading all activities related to implementing and maintaining the compute environment.

There will be a focus on problem and project management, and we're looking for someone who can collaborate and build relationships with various IT teams, clients, and vendors. With your strong familiarity and experience with VMware vSphere Infrastructure, Blade technologies, Cloud and Windows Server Operating Systems, you will have the opportunity to provide support functions, including problem determination and resolution, technical solution development, policies, procedures, and processes governing the use and operation of the company's global network infrastructure and compute assets.

A SNAPSHOT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and support virtualization platforms including VMware and AWS, etc. in a multi-site environment
  • Implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and support enterprise blade technologies, composable infrastructure, and server hardware including HPE OneView/Synergy, Dell VxRail, and Cisco UCS technologies in a multi-site environment
  • Add structure to IT operations - implement change management, documentation, best practices, etc.
  • Participate in the support and ongoing maintenance of standards and policies
  • Identify, resolve and escalate business issues as appropriate
  • Project ownership responsibilities to include gathering requirements from diverse business units, documenting proper design, and following through to project completion
  • Develop scripts to be used for automation of systems deployments and Cloud management and control


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 5-7+ years of relevant experience, ideally in infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning
  • VMware Certified Professional (VMware Version 6.0 or higher); VCAP preferred
  • Experience with Cloud orchestration software, such as VMWare vRealize Suite (vRA and vrOps) and NSX
  • Experience managing private/public/Hybrid Cloud environments such as vRealize Suite, AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Working knowledge with Diagnostic tools, automation, and recovery systems using standard or proprietary scripting and programming utilities
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills; must be able to handle problems independently to resolution
  • Excellent customer service skills and demeanor
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment with short timelines
  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous manner in difficult situations
  • Ability to maintain high-quality work to manage multiple critical projects
  • Ability to perform and participate in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong organization skills to prioritize work, balance, and lead complex projects


Advanced knowledge of

  • VMware products/VMWare virtualization products in an enterprise environment: vSphere 6.x/7.x, HA, DRS, VSAN, Distributed Switches, Vrops for monitoring, capacity management
  • Server Technology to include Blade technology on HPE Synergy and Cisco UCS
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure to include Dell VxRail and or Cisco UCS VSAN solutions
  • Windows 2012 R2 - 2019 Server design, implementation, administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting in a multi-site environment
  • Microsoft Technologies to include Windows Clustering, AD/GPO, DFS, patch management, and in-depth performance monitoring
  • Networking monitoring/troubleshooting
  • Storage monitoring/troubleshooting
  • PowerShell / PowerCLI and/or other scripting languages


NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert/Associate
  • AWS SysOps Administrator
  • VMWare Vra and NSX experience
  • Previous experience with Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environment
  • Experience working with compute technologies in a Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) multi-site enterprise environment
  • Experience in designing & developing scalable, distributed, multi-site compute enterprise environments
  • Working knowledge system automation/configuration scripting including PowerShell, PowerCLI, VMware Vra/Orchestrator
  • Understanding of data center automation products/cloud computing, with prior experience building products and services in this space
  • Understanding of storage architectures, including peripheral interfaces (FC, SCSI, RAID, Ethernet) and VSAN designs
  • Understanding of security concepts to include patch management, hardening OS, best practices to secure Vsphere environments, and leveraging AD, GPO's, NTFS, strong passwords, and multifactor authentication


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.