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Cloud/VMware Engineer

Function: eCommerce
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:05:41 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1101543

VMware/Cloud Engineer
Looking for a passionate VMware/Cloud Engineer who will work collaboratively with multiple platform and application teams in overall support of the Staples infrastructure as we migrate our applications from on-premises to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud. The key responsibilities include driving the best technical solution across multiple Staples initiatives with an automation mindset. The VMware/Cloud Engineer must have a proven track record managing technical initiatives, and the ability to work closely with different business groups, both onshore and offshore. The optimal candidate is someone who is well versed in multiple technologies and experienced with managing large enterprise environment, both on-premises and in public cloud through automation.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Architectural planning within the converged infrastructure domain, with a primary focus on VMware.
• Oversee the service provider with a primary focus on VMware, ensuring the team is following the proper architectural standards.
• Designing system interconnectivity with high availability and fault tolerance, as well as domain authentication and various services.
• Consolidating/rationalizing the ESX environments as the on-premises workloads are migrated to Azure Cloud.
• Providing reports and metrics for leadership related to services and projects in the Converged Infrastructure/VMware space.
• Plan and ensure periodic ESX environments’ maintenance/patching as required.
• Embrace automation first mindset and attitude towards managing “infrastructure as code”.
• Lead high impact enterprise wide projects as we move our workloads to Azure public cloud.
• Participate in monthly compliance reporting and management of systems to Sarbanes Oxley (Sox) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security requirements.


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
• 7+ years’ experience as a Systems Engineer supporting VMware.
• Experience supporting multiple hardware platforms, preferably vBlock, Cisco UCS and HPE.
• Advanced scripting and programming experience (shell, awk, perl, python).
• Hands on experience working in public cloud, preferably Microsoft Azure.
• Modern automation tool experience with tools like Puppet/Ansible/Chef or Terraform.
• Ability to adapt and learn / take on new responsibilities and challenges in cloud.
• Ability to work in team setting as well as independently. Experience working with both offshore and remote teams.
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to concurrently manage multiple deadline-driven tasks and projects; self-starter.
• Experience organizing, assembling and leading teams from multiple IT groups.
• Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley (Sox) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security requirements.
• Well-rounded technical acumen, strong troubleshooting and analysis skills
• Good communication skills with both technical and management teams

• A strong background in managing both open systems, and windows environments
• Experience in the developing server automation solutions, including automated builds, server maintenance and run-book automation
• Experience with various Networking technologies, including Infoblox, DNS, DHCP, Firewalls and Load Balancers.

Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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