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Senior Virtualization Engineer Job

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Senior Virtualization Engineer Job

Senior Virtualization Engineer Job

Date: Jun 12, 2018

City: Newtown Square, PA, US

Company: SAP

Requisition ID: 178026
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time


As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From the back office to the boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Position Responsibilities


  • Implement and maintain Fibre Channel boot from SAN using UCS Service Profiles.
  • Use VMware and Cisco API for automation of creating VMs in VMware, or assigning Service Profiles in UCS.
  • Maintain, upgrade, and implement improvements to the VMware ESX 6.5 and vCenter infrastructure.
  • Provide operational engineering support to enterprise-level physical and virtual servers based on Cisco UCS.
  • Proactively monitor event logs for changes or errors and take appropriate actions to resolve issues.
  • Create custom alerts for datastore, memory, or CPU utilization.  
  • Collaborate closely with Storage and Networking team members to resolve problems.
  • Provision Virtual Machines and patches to the software and hardware hosting infrastructure.
  • Maintain VM templates for building servers in the virtual environment.
  • Maintain and restore VM backups and Snapshots.
  • Maintain Configuration DB with all Virtual Infrastructure components.
  • Complete Service Request tickets for VMware technical issues.
  • Participate in on- call after-hours support rotation, responding to support calls after- hours/weekends/holidays/shutdowns.
  • Create and maintain documentation for physical and virtual environment.
  • Work closely with the Network and Storage teams to ensure smooth intradepartmental operations and communicate effectively to avoid unexpected outages/downtime. 
  • Assist with Security Patches, firmware upgrades, and documentation of theses infrastructure modifications as required by the business.
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation on activities performed and assist with developing diagrams, workflows and process maps.
  • Develop a meaningful set of performance metrics that indicate the overall health of the VMWare environment, including # of hosts, number of VMs, current storage capacity, current  percentage utilized/assigned, etc.
  • Managing and supporting a large/global VMWare infrastructure including the use of all required monitoring and management tool sets.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of attaching Storage (in the form of LUNs) to VMWare Servers. This core competency will require a significant working knowledge of how various brands and type of storage arrays function.


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 +years’ experience


Knowledge and Skills


  • SAN & NFS storage Technologies
  • Advanced working knowledge on VMware HA Clusters, VMotion, Shared Storage, vCenter Server, vDS, DRS, Backup, FC & ISCSI
  • Solarwinds, VCenter 6.x, WSUS, SCCM, or SCOM.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012/2016.
  • SUSE Linux 12.x.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2016.
  • Cisco ACI networking VMM integration.
  • HA, server and storage vMotion.
  • VMware on Cisco UCS B/C series.
  • Experience in virtualization environment for performance tuning, capacity planning, and policy creation
  • Knowledge of Windows infrastructure technologies (AD, DNS, MS Clustering).
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals ( vlans, tagging, subnets).
  • VMWare Certification will be considered an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills catered to a wide variety of audience (e.g. written, verbal, presentations).
  • Advanced multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting.
  • VMware VCP certification preferred.
  • Experience in scripting to manage/automate tasks related to VMWare, Windows and Linux platforms.
  • Knowledge of ITIL process to understand Service Request, Incident and change management.




To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.


SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or , APJ: , EMEA: ). Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Additional Locations: Virtual - USA


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