Senior Systems Administrator - VMware Engineering

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:
The Senior Systems Administrator position will reside within the Infrastructure Operations group in Technology Services. The individual will assist with the delivery of core IT capabilities within Infrastructure Operations group and will direct and coordinate the delivery of services from the three Shared Services organizations (Enterprise Architecture & Engineering, Enterprise Service Operations, and Information Security).

The Senior Systems Administrator will engage with application development teams, business leaders and peers from project inception to implementation. The position will also provide the planning, engineering, and delivery of business scalable infrastructure solutions to meet project timeline and needs while ensuring design compliance and enforcement of the latest best practices and technology standards. Sound interesting? Read on to learn more!

Our Impact:
The VMware Engineering team is responsible for the VMware infrastructure we have in our colocation facilities as well as in the cloud. Our goal is to maintain a stable, healthy and scalable platform, providing resiliency and solid performance for VM workloads across our business units. This provides our mission critical applications an environment to thrive in; performing jobs and conducting transactions efficiently for all of our customers.

Your Impact:
You will be an integral part of the Infrastructure Operations group and will be expected to perform in the following areas:

Operations and Technology
  • Align work to appropriate resources across the team to ensure work is completed in the most efficient and impactful way, including automating processes where possible
  • Understand capabilities and current trends to maximize efficiency of team by using current tools and applications and looking for opportunities to improve

Team Leadership
  • Ensure team is operating in the most effective way possible and have the appropriate level of skills and capabilities to be successful
  • Understand what's unique about each team member and know how to capitalize on their strengths and find ways to up skill where gaps exist

Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Provide support within the organization to understand needs and develop a strategy in support the division's delivery model and feedback from key partners
  • Identify and implement best practice methodologies across the environments that support the organization with the highest level of effectiveness and impact by working with vendors and engineering team
  • Utilize data and testing findings to determine the best path forward on operational / engineering decisions

Best Practice Research and External Support
  • Keep abreast of best-in-class trends in training and development and make recommendations to improve or better align offerings with the goals of the company
  • Identify and manage external vendors to ensure offerings are effective, achieving the desired impact and there is an acceptable cost to value ratio
  • Leverage learning industry trends to foster greater efficiency and deliver innovation and positive learning experiences

  • 6 to 8 years of professional experience in Information Technology, VMware\ESXi, Virtual Machine, Cloud technologies
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience with scripting and automation using (Python, PowerShell, PowerCLI)
  • Experience in designing secure Cloud & Virtualized Environments in multi-tenant environments
  • Experience in championing change and effectively managing project/program implementation
  • Advanced knowledge of technical project management, project implementation, infrastructure engineering
  • Advanced skill in communications and managing teams in a matrix environment
  • Understanding of HA and DR concepts as they apply to Infrastructure Designs
  • Experience with Legacy to Current Infrastructure migrations
  • As an individual contributor, responsible for designing, sizing & scaling infrastructure solutions for Application projects
  • Strong infrastructure engineering skills in one or more areas of Servers, Storage, OS, Middleware, or Networking
  • Experience with at least three of the following technologies: HP Blades, Linux, Windows, Site Recovery Manager, vRealize Operations, vCenter, vSphere

Preferred Skills:
  • Understanding of corporate governance policies and procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2012/2016 and intranet site administration tools
  • Experience in presentations in PowerPoint 2012/2016

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Able to work independently and effectively with continuous change
  • Demonstrated business acumen, problem solving skills, intellectual agility, and relationship management skills
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the Operations division
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and how to do things better
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction
  • Knowledge of secondary mortgage market, Multifamily business and/or servicing

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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