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Senior Infrastructure Engineer Posted on: 07/09/2018

Infinity Consulting Solutions, Inc
  • 5 to 7 Year(s)
  • -
  • CHICAGO-60601, IL, US

VMWare, Microsoft

  • Job Description

    Senior Infrastructure Engineer

    The Senior Infrastructure Engineer will be responsible for engineering, capacity planning, lifecycle management, and hands-on support of all infrastructure solutions in a 24x7x365 environment.

    The Senior Infrastructure engages with peer IT teams and the business for to propose changes to existing infrastructure and building out new infrastructure.

    In addition, the ability to engineer, upgrade, troubleshoot and making changes in a VMWare 6.x, Pure Storage, Microsoft Windows Server, blade chassis/rack-mount hosts, Juniper networking environment, and Palo Alto firewalls is essential.

    Must have prior technical "hands-on” experience with these technologies and demonstrate expertise by successful implementation of projects with minimal disruption to the business.

    The ideal person will take an infrastructure lead role on projects which will be related to various aspects of infrastructure.

    It is critical this individual can communicate solutions and issues around the solutions to his/her peers in the business, infrastructure, application, and database areas.


    Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills.

    Very strong customer service skills.

    Positive attitude with peer teams and always looking at new technologies that could benefit other teams and make them more productive.

    Ability to manage time effectively, meet schedules and deadlines, work under pressure during outages, design, plan, organize, and prioritize multiple work assignments.

    Ability to work collaboratively within the team, with other IT teams, and with the business.

    Capable of adapting to changing priorities, and gather information; differentiating critical from non-critical information, identifying key sources and systematically obtaining information through research based on data.


    Provide technical planning, implementation, design, support expertise across all infrastructure components including but not limited to: Office 365, Windows Server, Linux, VMware vSphere 6.5, DNS/DHCP Services, Active Directory, WSUS, and network monitoring, logging and event monitoring, anti-virus/malware endpoint software, and server hardening.

    Maintains current, meticulous documentation, on all infrastructure components that are shared amongst all team members and with peer teams as required.

    Hands-on design, implementation, and support of network infrastructure components including firewalls (Palo Alto), switches (Juniper/Client), wireless access points
    (Meraki and Ruckus) on network routing protocols including BGP and network design.

    Hands-on design, implementation, and support shared storage protocols, storage networks, configuration, support, and capacity planning (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, LUN provisioning).

    Hands-on design, implementation, and support of high availability design in all aspects of infrastructure components including Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering, load balancing technologies, and networks.

    This person must be able to understand, communicate, and document to an extremely accurate and detailed level all aspects (physical, logical, virtual, etc.) of a modern IT infrastructure.

    Provides support for voice over IP phones, phones system and other corresponding services.

    Works on project-based initiatives and provides written and oral status updates to business users/stakeholders.

    Develops procedures and performs maintenance activities to monitor disk, processor, network, and application usage and growth statistics; identifies areas requiring follow up; takes corrective action as necessary.

    Develops procedures to keep systems up and running; recovers system from hardware and software failures; provides hardware and operating system support for Applications,
    Operations, and Helpdesk support teams.

    Conducts detailed systems analysis; recommends solutions to improve performance or solve problems; installs hardware components.

    Maintains and upgrades operating systems to the current supported level; coordinates downtime for maintenance activities and system upgrades with the management to minimize disruption of business operations.

    Actively maintains and improves on patch management strategy for servers, desktops, network equipment, and other misc. appliances.

    Actively participates in selection and installation of new systems, upgrades, and enhancements; educates users on changes; recommends alternate solutions as necessary and orders hardware/software.

    Maintains all documentation related to hardware, system software and common procedures to be carried out by other IT team members, relative to assigned systems.

    Ensure associated service level agreements are met and assist with reporting on SLAs and other key metrics.

    Adheres to all standards, policies and procedures.

    Perform other duties as assigned.


    A minimum of five years of experience doing the complete end-to-end planning, designing, implementing, testing, monitoring, and maintaining (upgrades and capacity additions).

    Must have proven track record in the design, documentation, and engineering holistic IT solutions that meet IT Infrastructure's needs and align with business goals.

    Have engineered solutions by leading infrastructure efforts while working closely with database, application, and development teams.

    Two years of experience in a system or network engineer role with focus on the Microsoft stack.

    Previous experience with BGP routing protocol preferred.

    Previous experience with MSCS and/or Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with SQL Server a plus.

    Current industry certifications from Palo Alto, Cisco or Juniper, Microsoft, and VMWare preferred.

    Experience in a larger IT environment preferred with over 10 VMWare Hosts and 100+ VMs.

    BS/BA degree highly preferred.

    Security experience a plus.

    Ability to carry 50lbs.

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Doug Klares
1350 Broadway, Suite 2205, NEW YORK-10018, NY, US
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