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NSX Principal Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 2, 2022
Job Id #56817 Posted June 8, 2022


Description:

  • Positions in this function design, engineer, and manage the organization's infrastructure and operational platforms. From a cloud services model, this includes services commonly thought of as IaaS and PaaS and their underlying foundational components.
  • Additionally, this function also has responsibility for traditional enterprise infrastructure and operational platforms such as email, file transfer, and collaboration technologies, among others.
  • This role must understand functional and non-functional requirements to ensure they can be achieved through system design and engineering to meet the needs of the customers.
  • Work closely with business and technology stakeholders to develop roadmaps for their respective technology portfolios, resolve cross-system and domain dependencies, ensure effective integration among the services offered to the end customer, and efficient usage of infrastructure and operational platforms.
  • Monitor technological advancements and industry trends to influence company standards and ensure that solutions are continuously improved and maintained through product management practices, including recommendations to invest in a solution or retirement of redundant or out-of-date systems.
  • Understand the interactions between systems, the applications and services hosted, and evaluate the impact of changes and additions.
  • Perform analysis on existing systems to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, meet security requirements, and interoperable and maintainable technology portfolio.

Ideal Background:

  • The ideal candidate will have an NSX/Network focused background preferably at an enterprise level.

Top Requirements:

  • a. 7+ years of experience with VMware virtualized software defined networks with VMWare NSX-t, NSX-V and virtual distributed switches (needs to be VMware NSX focused experience not VMware vSphere experience)
  • b. 7+ years of experience ensuring network reliability and availability in a large enterprise private cloud infrastructure including firewall and routing technologies
  • c. 5+ years with PowerShell, PowerCLI, and other scripting languages for accelerating system administration of large groups of servers

Team and Team size:

  • The NSX team consists of 5 engineers and 1 manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in VMware NSX technologies with focus on Cisco ACI, Advanced network monitoring and Micro-segementation
  • Integrate VMware NSX products with other software and services to provide end to end customer services
  • Assure 24/7/365 systems availability for NSX and associated components
  • Assume a leadership role in internal projects that help scale the environment
  • Utilize VMware vRNI, vROPs, and emerging tools to diagnose and improve network performance in the virtual infrastructure
  • Assist in the design and engineering of automation for creating virtual networking
  • Design and engineer network security in a multi-tenant environment
  • Demonstrate a high level of skill in configuring, troubleshooting, and administering VMware vSphere, ESXi and NSX networking
  • On-call/off-hours work will be required
  • You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience with VMware virtualized software defined networks such as VMWare NSX-t, NSX-V and virtual distributed switches
  • 7+ years of experience ensuring network reliability and availability in a large enterprise private cloud infrastructure including firewall and routing technologies
  • 7+ years of experience in information security and network operations
  • 5+ years systems administration with VMWare vSphere/ESXi infrastructure in a large enterprise
  • 5+ years systems administration with Windows Server infrastructure in a large enterprise
  • 5+ years of experience in supporting key components of production systems in a cloud environment (private or public)
  • 5+ years supporting modern secure, scalable, highly available infrastructure
  • 5+ years with PowerShell, PowerCLI, and other scripting languages for accelerating system administration of large groups of servers
  • 5+ years of experience working with change control, incident management, problem management and IT policies in an ITIL driven organization
  • Knowledge of utilizing VMware vROPs, vRNI and other available tools for alerting and reporting
  • Knowledge of RHEL/CentOS virtual servers
  • Knowledge of monitoring, testing methodologies, performance tuning and troubleshooting techniques in networking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or large enterprise working experience of 5+ years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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