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Title:  Cloud and Virtualization Systems Admin

Location:  USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park
Requisition ID:  3283

Job Summary

Cloud and Virtualization Systems Administrator: Applies professional-level technical skill and judgment to provide non-routine technical support for computer/data center/cloud operations. Installs, configures and troubleshoots server and non-desktop computer hardware, software, systems and other resources in a cloud, data center, or other centralized computer network setting. Maintains access control, data integrity and file system security for the cloud/computer/data center environment. Monitors, tracks and records system performance and utilization metrics. Improves operational support efficiency using automation and configuration management. Communicates highly technical information to both technical and nontechnical personnel. Recommends process, hardware and software solutions, including new acquisitions and upgrades, to improve cloud/computer/data center efficiency. May participate in development of information technology and infrastructure projects.

Job Requirements

- Strong oral and written communication skills; including documentation.- Ability to work collaboratively within a team of other Cloud and Virtualization Systems Administrators to support deadlines; ability to work independently as well.- Ability to handle multiple complex tasks, with tight deadlines concurrently.- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.- Demonstrated ability to perform well in a dynamic environment.- Knowledge of:TCP/IP networkingActive DirectoryDNSUnix Account ManagementFile permissions- Advanced knowledge of Unix operating systems.- Efficient user of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Work, Outlook and Visio- Ability to follow and adhere to policies, procedures and standards relating to Sysems management.- Ability to work a 24x7 on-call rotation schedule.Responsibility and Interaction:Responsibility: - The tasks this individual is responsible for are often non-routine and unstructured, requiring creative solutions.- This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving routine to moderately complex problems.Interaction: - This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, and the technical team on assigned projects. There may be communication with employees in other functions as required.- Limited management direction is provided to employee on new projects or assignments as well as review of activities and priorities.- The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert on team projects.- To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through coaching and influencing others.


Additional technical requirements for the position:

  • Server/Compute:
    • Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Windows (Required)
      • Should be proficient with CLI for linux and unix (Required)
    • Hardware: Installation and troubleshooting (Required)
      • Cisco UCS (Required)
        • Flexpod
    • SAN & NAS (Preferred)
    • Openstack and Puppet experience (Preferred)
  • Storage:
    • Operating Systems: NetApp (Preferred)
    • Hardware: Installation and troubleshooting (Required)
    • RAID (Required)
    • SAN
    • NAS
  • Infrastructure:
    • Networking: (Required)
      • Cisco (Preferred)
        • ACI
    • Terminal Servers: Lantronix
    • Fiber Channel: Brocade and Cisco (Preferred)
    • Network Services
      • DNS
      • DHCP
      • AD
  • Virtualization: (Required)
    • VMware (Required)
    • Hyper-V (Required)
    • Xen
    • KVM (Required)
    • Openstack (Required)
    • AWS
    • Azure
    • Google
  • Scripting: (Required 1 or more of the following)
    • Perl, Python(Preferred), Expect, Bash, Powershell(Preferred), Java, C, C++, Rubie
  • Configuration Management (Preferred)
    • Ansible, Puppet, Chef,...
  • Monitoring and Log aggregation (Preferred)
    • Zenoss, OCI, Prometheus
    • Graylog 
    • Grafana
    • ELK stack




Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

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