[nclug-jobs] Staff Systems Administrator at VMware in Broomfield, CO

Danny Ochoa (c) dochoa at vmware.com
Thu Nov 4 18:16:51 MDT 2010

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to Danny Ochoa ---- dochoa at vmware.com


VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven virtualization solutions that significantly reduce IT complexity. VMware accelerates an organization's transition to cloud computing, while preserving existing IT investments and enabling more efficient, agile service delivery without compromising control. Organizations rely on VMware, its partners and its industry-leading virtual infrastructure platform, VMware vSphere, to energize their business through IT, while saving energy-financial, human and the Earth's. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, VMware has more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners worldwide. VMware's award-winning technology, market-leading position and culture of excellence provide our 7,000+ employees in 40+ locations worldwide with a platform for professional growth and the excitement of being an early-stage innovator.


The IT organization enables VMware to function and continue to grow as the founder and leader in the virtualization space. IT team members play both key operational and strategic roles for VMware, participate in revenue-generating activity for the company, and own the complete delivery of our products and our community site. The IT team also has the charter to be a showcase for all of our VMware technology within VMware. Members of the IT team have a phenomenal opportunity to get a breadth of exposure to VMware's products and technology. The seasoned IT team leadership has experience working for leading Fortune 500 and start-up companies and is dedicated to hiring and supporting top IT and engineering talent, creating an intellectually-stimulating and team-oriented environment, and driving VMware's IT organization to be truly cutting edge.

Staff Systems Administrator (Tools)

As a Systems Administrator with the IT Operations Tools group you will assist in design, maintenance and documentation of our global monitoring infrastructure using various commercial and open source tools, work closely with production systems and application owners to provide best practice end-to-end monitoring and systems-management solutions and work with our monitoring software vendors to develop custom modules for systems / applications monitoring, dash boarding and reporting.
This position will assist with various other projects such as architecting and implementing a configuration management solution for production / staging systems environment in IT Operations.


-5+ years' experience Linux system administration, preferably in a production operations environment
-Familiarity with systems management concepts, processes, and standards (ie SNMP)
-Production monitoring experience and strong understanding of network protocols (SNMP, HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, etc)
-Experience with administering, configuring, and troubleshooting multi-tiered production environments
-Strong scripting / programming skills in Python (preferred) or Perl Strong understanding of current Web technologies (LAMP, AJAX, CSS, etc)
-Strong sense of operations
-Strong focus on the customer


-Experience with virtualized infrastructures
-(vSphere/vCenter) and vCenter SDK Experience with open source monitoring solutions (Nagios, Zenoss, Cacti,
-Web application development (Python/Django, PHP/Cake, etc) and databases (MySQL)
-Windows system administration experience Understanding of project management methodologies

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