Hiring Director of Virtualization

Client is a software company in the financial services industry with products geared towards capital markets. Client has immediate opening for a hands-on, analytical and detail-oriented leader to manage the rapidly growing Virtualization environment both local and global in scope. The position requires a diverse and in-depth knowledge of networking, hardware, virtualization and storage management. The candidate must be able to work well in a highly collaborative environment with shared responsibilities. Initiative, drive, and strategic outlook are important characteristics as the Director will be expected to identify issues or areas for improvement, suggest solutions and follow them to completion. This position promises a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast growing and entrepreneurial, global company. The applicant will have drive, a can-do attitude, and an ability to juggle a wide variety of responsibilities in a fast-moving environment. The applicant will ideally reside within reasonable commuting distance from the North Dallas office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Share in the management and direction of a rapidly expanding internal infrastructure
  • Oversee the management of the local and global virtualization components
  • Contribute to the design and management of the global Virtualization infrastructure
  • Participate in the planning for high availability, disaster recovery and security
  • Responsible for driving the overall infrastructure of the virtualization solutions
  • Work closely with the systems engineering teams to ensure that the needs of the organization are being met
  • Develop policies and procedures along with appropriate documentation

Technical Knowledge:

  • VMware ESXi 4.x/5.x
  • Virtual Infrastructure 4/5, vSphere 4/5
  • VMware View
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware vCloud Director
  • vKernel VOPs
  • Server Hardware: Dell, HP, Cisco UCS
  • Networking: TCP/IP routing
  • SAN: FC and iSCSI storage technologies
  • Scripting skills – shell, batch, Powershell, etc.
  • Working with and implementing recommendations from regular audits
  • BA or BS preferred
  • VMware Certifications preferred
  • Minimum 10 years Information Technology experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing virtualization infrastructure on an enterprise scale
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience project management experience

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