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Senior Infrastructure Administrator

 

Senior Infrastructure Administrator

  • JR-123610
  • Toronto
  • Managed Services
  • Full time
Senior Infrastructure Administrator

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed. 

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.   

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.  

Job Summary: The Managed Services Team is responsible for the deployment and management of Equinix Managed products and services. We are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join our team.  The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with peer support teams and partners to develop solutions, provide advanced technical support, work in a creative, fast-paced agile environment, and show a keen interest in solving highly complex technical problems. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide design, deployment, and day-to-day administration of vCloud Director environments.

  • Provide support for design, deployment, and day-to-day administration of NSX-T network virtualized environments.

  • Manage infrastructure and provide day-to-day administration of Log Insight and Network Insight services.

  • Work with Project Managers to identify, track and deliver project related tasks as they relate to critical strategic projects.

  • Take ownership of and lead network solution design discussions with Managed Services and internal customers.

  • Provide day-to-day operational and emergency support of physical compute and storage assets for various Managed customers, including standalone servers, blade chassis and blade servers and storage arrays. 

  • Provide day-to-day operational and emergency support of VMware virtualization platform for various Managed customers, including vCenter, ESXi, VROPs, VRO, etc.

  • Provide day-to-day operational and emergency support of backup services (NetBackup, CommVault).

  • Analyze service KPIs to identify opportunities to improve the performance, reliability, or availability of a product or service through automation or other technical innovations. 

  • Manage & deploy cloud services across 3rd party cloud services (I.e., AWS/Azure/Google Cloud). 

  • Participate in post-mortem and root cause analysis for customer Severity 1 outages.

  • Participate in evaluation of new requirements, the creation of technical designs, the definition standards and guidelines, definition of best practices and service metrics as directed 

  • Responsible for incident, problem, change and configuration management processes as they relate to all facets of Managed and internal infrastructure components, including capacity management. 

  • Develop and execute implementation plans associated with onboarding new Managed Services customers. 

  • Ensure operational stability by maintaining all infrastructure components (firmware and software updates) on a regularly scheduled basis.

  • Develop tools (scripts/programs) for automating routine activities.

  • Identify and solve for process inefficiencies.

  • Provide solution and system architecture support for new products and services.

  • Availability for on-call and off-hours support activities.

  • Create and maintain customer and internal technical documentation.

  • Research industry trends, best practices and new technologies that will provide operational insights to internal teams.

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience, designing, deploying administering and supporting vCloud Director versions 9.7 and up.

  • 2+ years’ experience with VMware NSX-T network virtualization technology.

  • 7+ years’ experience deploying, configuring, supporting, and optimizing physical standalone and blade servers (Cisco UCS, HP Proliant, Dell PowerEdge).

  • 7+ years of experience architecting and designing highly complex Infrastructure solutions (E.g. physical storage and compute architectures, disaster recovery options, hypervisor selection, etc.).

  • 7+ years’ experience deploying, configuring supporting and optimizing hypervisor-based environments using VMware’s vCenter, ESXi, vROPs and vRO.

  • 7+ years hands-on experience deploying, configuring, and supporting tier 1 storage arrays (NetApp, EMC, 3PAR, etc.). 

  • 7+ years hand-on experience deploying configuring, supporting data back-up platforms (NetBackup, Commvault). 

  • Experience working in an agile environment.

  • Industry standard certifications would be an asset.

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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