Virtualization and Unix Engineer

Posted: 6/20/2013

Location: New York
Function: Production
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description:

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

JOB PURPOSE: The task of adequately administering and maintaining today's dynamic virtual world has become increasingly difficult. The accelerated rate of technological change and the combined challenges force us to establish dedicated (SME) roles that will enable a faster, more responsive approach. This position will be responsible for daily trouble shooting and resolving of server related issues, performance monitoring and tuning, and coordinating and fulfilling server maintenance through change process for our organization's rapidly growing virtual environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Configure, build, implement, and administer ESX/ESXi Servers including patches and updates, and assist in resolving associated system outages and other incidents. Provide support for global Virtual Infrastructure (VmWare), assist with capacity planning, analysis, and monitoring. Extensive knowledge of VBlock solutions including setup and configuration for UCS, VNX systems and Cisco Nexus 1KV Excellent scripting skills with strong knowledge of VMware PowerCLI. Design automated scripts to improve efficiency, operational stability and operational integrity. Design and document new operational processes, in high-availability, high-load environment. Knowledge of best practices used in system administration and deployment of Linux OS. Knowledge of best practices used in system administration and deployment of Solaris OS. Experience building and configuring servers required, including Drivers/Firmware, Documentation & Scripting. Understanding of networking technology and IP-protocols. Experience with designing, planning and testing Disaster Recovery, backup and fail-over scenarios. Direct experience working with EMC SAN, and NetApp infrastructures (including both physical and virtualized environments). Will participate in vetting out new vendor ideas and proposals to ensure applicability and relevance to NBC Universal. Responsible for executing projects which systemically sunset aging product sets Research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility. (Cost avoidance, cost savings or revenue enhancement). Candidate must be proficient in building sound business cases and develop ideas that balance the need for best of breed product selection and solution development. Responsible for providing L3 support and willingness to participate in off-hour maintenance activities.

Qualifications/Requirements B.S. degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or other related technical discipline required. Minimum 5 years experience in planning, documenting, validating and testing technical solutions in a global enterprise setting. Minimum 5 years experience, and Subject Matter Expert on Unix Operating Systems, preferably Linux and Solaris Minimum 5 years experience and Subject Matter Expert on VMware (4.0/5.0) within a large enterprise (VCP Certification preferred). Minimum 5 years experience engineering and implementing business process focused on services delivery. Minimum 5 years managing vendor relationships and working with professional engagements. Candidate must have significant exposure to storage platforms (NetApp, EMC or HP). Technical certifications and designations highly preferred.

Well-organized, able to plan projects and maintenance initiatives, track and report to milestones. Able to report out to management in an appropriate and easily assimilated manner. PMI certification would be helpful. Accountable, responsible - with a sense of urgency. Self-starter that demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with little supervision. An effective and clear communicator (verbally and in writing), able to interact with heavily technical resources as well as with business users. Able to collaborate with application support resources and to provide advice and support related to database, web and server environments

We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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