Sr. IT Infrastructure Engineer - Kansas City

Date Posted: 02/18/2021

Equity Staffing has an exciting new IT Infrastructure Engineer opportunity with a KC area utility company that is continuing to grow their IT organization. This is a great fit for candidates with a strong background in virtual environments and experience building VMware solutions!

Location: Lenexa, KS

Pay: 51 - 55/hr. based on experience

Ideal Candidate Profile:

- 8 years of experience working with virtualization technologies
- 5 years of experience designing, implementing, and operating VMware solutions
- 3 years of experience with vSAN and SAN
- Strong general networking knowledge (on premise and cloud)

Summary:
The Sr. IT Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the operations of secure and highly available computing platforms, servers, and networks. Install, maintain, upgrade, and continuously improve the company's operating environment. Maintain the ongoing reliability, performance, and support of the infrastructure. This includes monitoring the operating environments; responding to incidents and problems; and planning for growth. Also responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the data centers, both on premise and in the cloud.

The Sr. IT Infrastructure Engineer will also deploy the release of new technologies as well as design, install, configure, maintain and perform testing of PC/server operating systems, networks, and related utilities and hardware. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting problems as reported by users, supporting Web access and electronic messaging services and maintaining a secure systems environment. They also provide infrastructure solutions based on application needs and anticipated growth, install new servers, and maintain the infrastructure.

Primary Duties:

- Coordinates and works on multiple cross-functional base work initiatives and projects.
- Diagnoses and resolves complex security, hardware, software and connectivity problems.
- Supports multiple systems or applications of high to medium complexity (complexity defined by size, technology used, and system feeds and interfaces) with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity, and accessibility.
- Participates in short and long-term project efforts with stakeholders and IT groups.
- Senior level role in a team to implement, maintain, administer, support, and monitor both on premise and cloud-based datacenter solutions, including identity, compute, storage, network, and security.
- Senior level role in a team to implement, maintain, administer, support, and monitor virtualization solutions.
- Creates and maintains accurate datacenter diagrams and documentation used for design, planning, training, and troubleshooting.
- Works in a team to maintain security standards, identify security issues, consult on and implement new security solutions.
- Works in a team to maintain and support networks for business applications and SCADA environments.
- Creates and maintains accurate network diagrams for documentation, design, and planning. Technologies include: Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and Storage Area Networks (SAN).
- Designs and performs audits, health monitoring, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
- Works in a team to manage and support networking equipment, software, appliances operating systems, and associated products from various 3rd party vendors.
- Works in a team environment to monitor, support, and maintain integration of voice, data, security and telecommunication systems for the company.
- Works in a team for capacity planning and performance monitoring and tuning in the LAN/WAN/SAN environment.
- Manages, secures, and supports Windows server operating systems and associated products from various third-party vendors including backup, patch management, systems management, and other software and appliances.
- Monitors and tests system performance; prepares and delivers system performance statistics and reports.
- Provides technical guidance in relation to Virtualization, Servers, Networks, IP Telephony, Systems Management, and other technologies in support of business requirements.
- Creates technology designs and solutions in response to business needs that enable the company to maximize IT investments and ensure the most cost-effective approach is followed.
- Administers Internet and Intranet usage and computer peripherals status, security, and performance.
- Works in a team with the planning and administration of server and network redundancy, backup, and disaster recovery, and helps establish and meet Divisional up-time goals.
- Ensures compliance with the company's standards and procedures for network usage and security.
- Oversees issues related to voice and security communication.
- Develops scripted solutions and automation.
- Participates in cyber security planning and incident response.


Equity Staffing Group is one of the fastest growing Native American owned staffing companies in the United States. We are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (RMMSDC).Equity Staffing Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equity Staffing Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.We welcome you to learn more about our company by visiting www.equitystaffing.com.


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