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Sr. VMware Infrastructure Engineer



Other Engineering
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Senior VMware Infrastructure Engineer

DEPARTMENT: SOC (System Operations Center)

REPORTS TO: Systems Architect

FLSA STATUS: Full Time, Exempt, Full Benefits

Position Summary: We are seeking an experienced Senior VMware Infrastructure Engineer with a proven track record of managing and optimizing virtualized environments. As a key member of our System Operations team, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a robust virtual infrastructure, backup, and disaster recovery to support our organization's growing needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, deployment, and optimization of VMware vSphere environments.
  • Provide expertise in configuring and managing advanced features of VMware, including HA, DRS.
  • Integrate virtualized environments with Linux/UNIX systems, ensuring seamless operation and performance.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues related to the interaction between virtualized and Linux/UNIX environments.
  • Experienced using Linx/UNIX as required to support VMware infrastructure, eg, DNS, DHCP, Radius, AD/LDAP.
  • Experience working in complex L2/L3 environments with VXLAN or other L2 stretch implementations with dynamic routing to maintain high availability systems and multi-site failover.
  • Analyze and optimize virtual infrastructure performance, identifying and resolving bottlenecks.
  • Implement best practices for resource utilization and capacity planning.
  • Implement and enforce security measures in virtualized and Linux/UNIX environments.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement automation scripts (PowerShell, Perl, Python, Bash) as needed.
  • Work on orchestration tools for automated provisioning and deployment.
  • Design and implement robust backup and recovery strategies for virtualized and Linux/UNIX systems including multi-site replication and failover.
  • Conduct regular testing and validation of backup procedures.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive technical documentation for configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting.
  • Mentor junior team members and provide training on VMware and Linux/UNIX technologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate virtualized and Linux/UNIX systems into the overall IT infrastructure.
  • Lead infrastructure projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality standards.


  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in VMware vSphere administration.
  • Strong background in Linux/UNIX system administration and extensive expertise in VMware technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of networking, enterprise storage, and cloud technologies.
  • Competent programming/scripting skills in Perl, Python, Bash, etc.
  • Certifications such as VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) are desirable.
  • Team management and/or leadership skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ansible software.
  • Dynamic Routing with BGP & OSPF.
  • Knowledge of scripting and automation tools for configuration management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to sit; stand; walk; key/type, talk, hear, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity:

Sonic is an equal opportunity employer. Sonic is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.


Sonic is an at-will employer. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement, or contract, between the employer and employee and is subject to change. Other functions may be assigned and/or reassigned by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The only employment contract that exists between you and Sonic is that of at-will employment. Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.