VMware Systems Engineer

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Phoenix - AZ, PHX4701A, 4701 E Francisco Dr, 85044-5365


Leticia Mitchell




We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client?s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ?own your tomorrow? every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.


Our Opportunity:

Our team is seeking an energetic person to perform the role of Staff VMware Information Systems engineer, responsible for a 7 x 24 operation, which includes a global customer base.  They will have the opportunity to provide Engineering, architectural design, Level 3 guidance and lifecycle management for our VMWare virtualization environment to help drive us well into the future.


What you?ll do:

We are looking for a Staff Level VMware Information Systems Engineer with at least 4 to 8 years? experience in VMware Engineering and Support.  This role is to design, engineer and manage a 7,000 plus VDI infrastructure which is required to meet the business needs of a 24 by 7 operation.  This also includes the management of Onshore, offshore and business critical services.  In addition, they will engineer the Infrastructure environment in order to meet the technical requirements for Schwab employees, Professional Services and those clients in India (and internationally).  This individual will design and manage a multiple domain environment (CS, CSDevEx, CSHosted, CSDev, PDV & e-Tell) infrastructure with numerous unique business requirements (Business Continuity, VDI On-Boarding, Information Technology Offshore (ITO), Business Processing Offshore (BPO), Domestic Nearshoring, Etc.).  The candidate must have a background in VMware & multiple versions of Windows, and be able to provide systems administration functions on customer facing production and/or development infrastructures.   In addition, this role is responsible for currency of the VDI client, VDI Agent, capacity planning, and integration with other technology organizations within Schwab) (Storage, VIE, STS Security, ISRM, Access management, etc.).  Strong organization skills and the ability to work independently are a must.  This fluid environment is continually growing due to the diversity in requirements in support of onshore, offshore, contingent workforce & professional services disciplines which are, let alone geographical in time zone / locations.


What you have:

  • Experience be in VMware vSphere Administration (ESX 6/6.5) Experience with VMware Horizon View ?most current versions (Linked Clones, Floating/Persistent Pools)
  • Experienced in Capacity Planning, Requirement gathering & customized solutions required Experience with Business analysis, requirements gathering, process mechanics Experience with Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
  • Experience with compute, network and storage performance measurement and analysis Experience with GPO?s (Computer\User) and Proxy setting and their impact based on security requirements Experienced with DNS\DHCP
  • Experience with International customers is strongly preferred Experience with Microsoft SCCM (software distribution, impacts to VDI environment)
  • Experience of scripting tools (Skills with scripting in PowerShell/PowerCLI preferred)
  • Experience with Windows Server and Desktop operating system expertise
  • Experience with large / distributed environments Experience with Lifecycle management
  • Experience with Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Planning Experience with Data Center Optimization / Centralization Demonstrated experience in presenting solutions to Senior Management (Solid documentation, interpersonal skills, technology presentations, Business Process)
  • Understanding of Virtual templates and desktop Imaging
  • Understanding of Microsoft Active Directory Understanding and experience with Anti-Virus and VDI Understanding of networking protocols (PCoIP, RDP, TCP, UDP, IP, ICA & Blast)
  • Understanding of shared Compute, Network and Storage resources for capacity and performance Base understanding of SAN technologies (FC, FCOE, iSCSI, NFS, Determining LUN sizes/layout based on IOPS requirements)
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects / technologies /security risks simultaneously
  • A plus if experienced with International customers
  • Detailed trouble shooting experience required ? additionally Lakeside Systrack Experience and/or tools such as Wire Shark, HTTP Watch, and Fiddler are a plus

Education / Certifications / Special Requirements

  • Bachelor?s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or similar technical discipline Preferred.
  • VMWare certification is a Plus.
  • Previous experience in managing remote users / companies / international corporations preferred
  • Early shift maybe required.

 What you?ll get:



  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life



Learn more about Life@Schwab.




Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.


Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?:No
Work Schedule:Days
Languages:English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:IT-Communications/Networking-6+ yrs
Position Located In:AZ - Phoenix
Job Type:Full Time


Category:Information Technology


Activation Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019



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Company Information

At Schwab, we inspire the driven; individuals who want to take ownership of their career and their future. You are appreciated for your work, respected for your unique strengths and rewarded for the possibilities you create for our clients. Working in Schwab Technology is not just a job; it's an opportunity to do the best work of your life. This team drives Schwab's mission to harness the power of data to deliver the next gen client experience. They relentlessly pursue simplification and modernization, laying the foundation for the digital enterprise. They act boldly together to provide security for our clients and enterprise, safeguarding client trust all while delivering on their core commitments to availability, capacity and project execution with excellence and efficiency. If you are looking to be challenged with projects that stretch and grow your abilities, and push you towards further developing your expertise, apply to one of our openings today.
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Position Id : 20180918-6030