IBM VWWare Engineer in PHOENIX, Arizona

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We out-think ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

The Senior VMware Engineer will be part of the FIMS program providing critical design and support for the complex virtual datacenter environments. This engineer must be able to work collaboratively with customers, application owners and other FIMS teams to provide exceptional customer service. This engineer is responsible for:

  • Performing daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all virtual hardware, resources, systems and key processes

  • Performing advanced troubleshooting and root cause analysis to expedite incident resolution

  • Developing scripts to gain efficiencies for reporting and automating repetitive tasks

  • Evaluating requests for hardware and software; research and recommend solutions which meet or exceed the customer requirement

Work will be performed on client site in Phoenix, Arizona. This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!






Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Position requires 8-10 years’ experience in the following:

  • Evaluating requests for hardware and software; research and recommend solutions

  • Performing the installation, configuration and maintenance of the VMware virtual infrastructure - vCenter Server Appliance, vRealize Operations Manager (vROps), vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), vRealize Business, ESXi, Update Manager and NSX

  • Developing VMware vCenter and vROps reports for performance and capacity planning

  • Developing custom blueprints and workflows using vRA and vRO

  • Provisioning and cloning virtual machines and server appliances, maintaining and restoring virtual machine "backups" and snapshots

  • Performing upgrades and applying patches or firmware updates

  • Providing configuration management and security compliance for the virtual infrastructure software and hardware

  • Developing standard operating procedures and user guides

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Current Public Trust or DoD Secret level security clearance

  • VCP5 Certification or higher is highly desired

  • ITIL® Intermediate Level Certification

  • Experience with VMware NSX design and implementation

  • Hands-on experience with JavaScript and PowerShell scripting languages

  • Experience with implementing and providing administration for various Hyperconverged (Nutanix, Steelfusion, Hyperflex) solutions

  • Certifications: CompTIA Security+, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV e)

  • Familiarity with Enterprise IT environments, tools, data management policies and architectures, and organizations

  • CompTia Linux EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.