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Vmware Systems Administrator II in Dallas, TX at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 5/2/2019

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the installation, operation and administration of a large-scale, high availability VMware environment. Involved in project based VMware consolidations, live migrations, and disaster recovery operations for a distributed environment across multiple data centers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Provide enterprise virtualization skills to install, configure and manage a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure
  • Provide day to day administration and upgrade support for vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
  • Develop plans for deploying and administering virtual Windows Servers
  • Establish and maintaining service levels; perform basic troubleshooting; monitor vSphere implementations; and manage vCenter server alarms
  • Configure and manage virtual networks, configuring and managing virtual storage, and virtual machine management
  • Provide input on data protection, access, authentication control, resource management, monitoring, high availability, fault tolerance and scalable virtualized infrastructure
  • Propose and implement solutions that meet or exceed SLAs and proactively identify ways to improve infrastructure
  • Participate in project based activities actively and takes ownership of projects when assigned


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 3+ years of experience implementing and administering mission critical enterprise class VMware systems
  • Experience with VMWare ESXi6.x hypervisor installation, operation and maintenance
  • Must have experience in mid to large, highly available enterprise level virtualized environments of more than 750+ virtual servers
  • Experience utilizing Powershell scripting for virtualization automation
  • Experience with Windows Server platforms including Windows Server 2008 R2 and later
  • Experience with clustering services, load balancing and replication services
  • Experience with Data Center consolidation and virtualization
  • Understanding of 'Core Services' including, but not limited to, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, HTTP, Systems Management, Data Backup & Security, etc
  • Experience with the Citrix XenApp running in a VMware environment
  • Significant experience with Cisco UCS server hardware and EMC VBlock administration and hyper-converged architectures
  • Must have experience with VMware Suite and SRM
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)


Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences
  • VMware VCP-DCA and/or current Microsoft based certifications
  • Experience with VMware tools such as SRM, VROPS, NSX, etc
  • Experience using various monitoring tools such as SCCM/SCOM, Solarwinds and scripting for virtualization automation
  • Working Knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, IIS and PowerScript knowledge desired
  • Understanding of change control procedures, high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts as they relate to distributed systems architectures
  • Citrix XenApp and SQL Database familiarity
  • Project Management Experience




Job Requirements


About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.