VMware Hosting Architect

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Nov 23, 2022 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Lake Forest, IL 60045
Immediate Start
$140k - $150k Annual

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a VMware Hosting Architect. Candidate will work in close collaboration with other engineering development teams, partnering with them and other business/technical leaders to facilitate the development of underlying hosting infrastructure that supports their application's needs.


  • Provide vision and direction for the future of our Cloud and On-Premise Data Infrastructure.
  • Act as trusted advisor on internal strategic initiatives by providing objective, practical and relevant ideas, insights and advice.
  • Design scalable and highly available hosting solutions and develop comprehensive platform modernization and migration strategies for existing IaaS/PaaS/Container Services environments.
  • Create solutions using automation tools such as PowerShell DSC.
  • Document current systems and draft and maintain policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures.
  • Document hosting requirements and produce infrastructure build plans.
  • Troubleshoot application/database performance issues related to connectivity, access, and security and create topology diagrams for applications and hosting platforms.
  • Envision, develop, prove, and recommend innovative solutions meeting current and future business requirements.
  • Define, document, publish and governance of platform hosting standards.
  • Implement process improvements, methodologies, and/or strategies based on organization goals and business needs.
  • Design data recovery and backup system and define data retention, backup, and recovery methods and plans.
  • Ultimately, you will be responsible for design and build of Reynolds server environment on-premise and cloud-based solutions ensuring that they are reliable, secure and delivered on time.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years' experience as a VMware Architect/Administrator for a large enterprise
  • 5+ years' experience with architecture, design, configuration, and deployment within the AWS platform
  • 5+ years' experience with Windows Server OS, Linux OS, Web SSO, SAML, OAuth2, and Active Directory
  • Strong understanding of networking (OSI Model, Designing Topologies, Routing Protocols, virtual Switches native to VSAN)
  • Strong working knowledge and hands on experience with AWS EC2, S3, RDS, Cloudwatch, Load Balancers, VPCs, and Transit Gateways

Preferred Skills:

  • Certified AWS Solutions Architect, preferred
  • Knowledge of Ignio and Centilytics, preferred
  • Demonstrated experience configuring and upgrading single ESXi hosts to 2-node VSANs and multi-node VSAN Clusters, preferred

Reference: 1802071486

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