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VMWare Specialist - Network

Company Name:
GeauxSource
Our client is a provider of submarine fiber optic network solutions for the oil and gas industry. They are developing a highly specialized technology team that is comprised of Marine-based Infrastructure and IT Operations Infrastructure experts. Employees will enjoy working in a small team atmosphere with opportunities for international travel.
The candidates we seek will find the enterprise diversity stimulating, will accept the still-developing aspect of this function, and will understand the peaks and valleys of creating a business that has a 2-3 year horizon before the Oil & Gas industry we serve is fully in production.
What we are looking for:
Extreme Technologies is seeking a VMware Specialist with Network experience to support a unique international fiber optic telecom network. This network serves both scientific users as well as offshore commercial clientele. The qualified VMware Expert and Network Engineer will play a vital role in establishing and maintaining the network operations environment. Experience with VMware vSphere as the virtualization environment provider will be important to your success in this role. It will also be critical to have a deep understanding of network architecture in a Cisco environment.
The ideal VMware Specialist for this position must possess the ability to work in a smaller environment that will scale. This is a customer facing position and the appropriate candidate must possess excellent communications skills and experience working with clients.
Understand and administer information technology services running on virtualized Windows and Linux servers. VMware vSphere provides the virtualization environment. Services include domain controllers, the Solarwinds network management suite, and SQL server.
Understand the overall architecture and configuration of Cisco routers, firewalls and switches.
Have a working knowledge of Cisco IOS, routing protocols, IPSec, VPNs and firewall rules.
Respond to network faults, performance alerts and customer reports.
Identify and take appropriate corrective action in response to network events.
Monitor and manage network security and site access.
Monitor and manage network hardware and software components using the Solarwinds network management suite.
Present monthly network performance reports to customers.
Utilize a trouble ticketing process to manage routine network events.
Utilize a critical incident management process to manage service affecting events.
Utilize a change management process to implement adds, moves and changes to the network.
Assist in the management of third party contracts for materials and services.
Manage equipment inventory and spares.
Excellent Benefits including: Medical, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance, Life Insurance, PTO, 401(k), and Profit Sharing
Skills needed to be successful in this position:
Candidates MUST be VMware Certified Professional
Bachelors or Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecom Engineering, or Computer Science.
Prior experience working with VMware in an operations or infrastructure environment.
Prior experience in a data center or telecommunications operations environment.
VMware Certified Specialist (VCS) with expert knowledge of VMWare
Knowledge of working with VMware in coordination with Windows Server Professional, Solarwinds and Cisco Networking.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or willingness to work toward acquiring CCNA within one year of employment.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to use MS Office suite, including MS Project.
Able to travel within the U.S. and Europe on an infrequent basis.
Willing to be on-call 24x7 approximately one week per month.
Ability to reside permanently and work in the United States.
About Extreme Technologies:
Extreme Technologies, Inc. (ETI) began our success in the Houston market in 1998. Since then we have evolved to working with companies on a global basis, micro-focusing on the Oil and Gas industry for both Functional and Information Technology jobs that are industry specific. We rely heavily on research based search that is centered on the finding and deploying the top 20% of talent in the Oil and Gas industry with tremendous success. We look for those candidates that stand out amongst their peers. We are looking for you.
At Extreme Technologies we have a passion to see you placed in a rewarding position that values your long term career path. The service we provide is how we are defined in this market and we ensure every experience to be the best. Our success is with small emerging companies to mid-market players to the Fortune 100 both on the owner operator and professional services side of the business. Join the team that is at the forefront of technology and people for the oil and gas industry.
At ETI we work with you on a contract / consulting basis, contract - hire and direct hire. Your confidentiality is guarded with us. If you are interested in learning about projects or opportunities that are right for you, contact us today for offshore, onshore, pipeline, alternative energy and information technology jobs that elevate you in your career. You can reach us at the ETI Website or call us today at 281.293.7800. Submit your resume to us at: recruiting@extreme-technologies.com. We look forward to serving you.

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