Virtualization Engineer

Chicago, IL 60661

Posted: 11/28/2018 Category: Network/Systems Job Number: 11163

We are seeking a Virtualization Engineer  to architect, deploy, and support the firm’ s virtualization infrastructure. A Virtualization Engineer will be dedicated to providing reliable, flexible, and performant VM hosting utilized by the entire firm for many business-critical activities. 


  • Design, deploy, and administer multiple VMware-based virtualization platforms utilizing VMware vSphere and a variety of 3rd party vendors.
  • Assist in managing storage devices utilized by virtualization platforms.
  • Conduct performance, capacity, and lifecycle planning and ensure the environment is meeting the needs of the business.
  • Manage Veeam VM backup and monitoring environment to ensure systems are running optimally and recovery targets are met.
  • Perform problem resolution, root cause analysis, and implement projects to reduce issues.
  • Implement automation and scripting to reduce manual tasks and provide proactive alerting to get ahead of outages.
  • Manage vendor relationships and research and test new/updated technologies.
  • Act as point of escalation to other teams for virtualization knowledge and experience.
  • Handle all aspects of new hardware deployments including hardware specifications, quoting, and provisioning.
  • Document systems and configurations for ease of support for other members of the team.


  • 10+ years of experience designing, deploying, configuring, and maintaining VMware vSphere and associated products (ESXi, vCenter, Airwatch/Workspace ONE, Horizon/View, vSAN, UAG)
  • Strong knowledge of virtualization concepts and interactions with guest operating systems
  • Solid knowledge of and previous experience using scripting technologies (i.e. PowerShell/PowerCLI or Python)
  • Knowledge of storage-related connectivity protocols and technologies (iSCSI, NFS, fibre channel, SAN, NAS, DAS, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of networking concepts and their interactions with virtual switches/hosts.
  • Experience with VDI, containers, and/or cloud virtualization platforms a plus.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve production issues while making sensible decisions.
  • Previous experience working in the trading industry a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent documentation and knowledge management skills
  • Proven ability to learn; passion for new technologies
  • Be part of a 24x7 support team with on-call rotation
  • Must have strong work ethic and initiative, ability to independently manage allocation of time.
VMware, VSphere, scripting (Python or Powershell), Storage

Evan Pollock

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