Senior Virtualization Engineer

Posted 15 Mar 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 189224


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role: You will be responsible for the planning, installation and upgrading of physical and virtual servers to meet capacity demand. You will lead architectural design covering network, storage and compute layers to meet business demand. You will provide technical leadership and hands-on support for issues within the virtualization platform as well as be responsible for design and implementation of new virtualization solutions. Ensure the platform is configured, tuned and maintained to meet performance requirements. Be responsible for security and compliance management to ensure internal and industry standards are met. Perform the full lifecycle management including analysis, design, implementation, integration and maintenance of the virtualization infrastructure. Proactively work with other IT technical support teams to resolve incident and problem tickets. Ensure that documentation of policies & procedures are reviewed and updated and any gaps closed out.

Who you are: The ideal candidate has an automation focused mind set and ability to automate tasks. Can utilize automation tools, e.g. Ansible, Chef and Puppet. You have the ability to apply ITIL v3 Foundation concepts within the workplace. Strong organizational skills are needed to be successful as well as the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and with written documentation. You need to apply good judgment, implement solutions and resolve issues in a multi-tasked team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field required
  • Master’s degree in Computer Applications or related field preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in an architect role designing and administering large and complex virtual environments using VMware technology, including vRealize operations, Log Insight & Orchestrator
  • 5 + years’ experience in an operational support role using VMWare VSphere, HA, DRS, VCentre
  • 3+ years’ experience in a wider IT Technical Operations Role supporting Windows or Linux servers.
  • Good Knowledge in SAN/NAS storage solutions
  • Windows 2012 & 2016
  • Shell and/or Python scripting or other experience in programming is an advantage

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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