Virtualization Administrator - Disaster Recovery (Dr1)

Expeditors International Of Washington, Inc. Airway Heights , WA 99001

Posted 3 months ago

"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business." -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 17,000+ trained professionals

  • 320+ locations worldwide

  • Fortune 500

  • Globally unified systems

Responsible for support, troubleshooting and installation/deployment of all Virtualization technologies at Expeditors, including, but not limited to, hardware and software installation and upgrades, maintenance and coordination of contracted support services with all branch locations globally. Assists and instructs regional IS personnel to perform system updates, patching, installing and troubleshooting issues.


Be a team player

Articulate technical topics to non-technical individuals or teams


Upgrade and maintain Virtualization systems and software

Install and configure hardware

Design new deployments for implementation of new features, requests, or infrastructure improvements

Document and perform implementation plans for projects

Fulfill typical VSA related requests for service

On call duty rotation with Corporate VSA team


Acknowledge customer requests and take ownership

Maintain a "Disaster Recovery first" mindset when interacting with internal or external customers

Strong follow through with customer engagements, achieving closure


Ensure hardware and software resources are efficiently used

Perform return on investment analysis for project efforts


Follow Expeditors Code of Business Conduct


Demonstrate Expeditors 10 cultural attributes: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary


Be open to implementing new system changes or enhancements to better processes and procedures

Be involved and suggest system/process improvements. Develop, maintain and exercise Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions for our Virtualization infrastructure

Diagnose and isolate operating system, server-side networking and application related problems

Provide documentation and training for all system procedures, tools, testing and troubleshooting procedures

Maintain and enhance existing Systems Administration tools and develop new tools using available technology, automating repetitive tasks where possible

Perform system builds and hardware upgrades for both Corporate and GEO Virtualization systems as well as hardware maintenance and repairs/replacements

Provide helpdesk ticketing and emergency support

Provide disaster recovery documentation and procedures

Research and review various technology spaces (Virtualization, Storage, Backup Strategies, etc.) and provide recommendations to continuously improve performance


VMware product suites

In-depth knowledge of assigned applications & systems

Industry standard High Availability and Disaster Recovery frameworks & tools


Evolves standards, processes & best practices

Promotes technologies & best practice techniques

Applies a variety of troubleshooting techniques

Performs hardware-level design & maintenance activities


Communicates effectively across groups & roles

Promotes team vision & goals

Influences team decisions

Identifies dependencies

Contributes to project release & deployment planning

Seeks out feedback & input

Cultural advocate

Training Requirements:

Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year, including as needed management/leadership training

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 6+ years of VMware and other virtualization administration

  • Experience in writing automation scripts and/or self-service tools

  • Proficient technical writing skills

  • Strong technical experience in DNS, TCP/IP LANs, WANs and Ethernet networks

  • Experience using fiber attached storage in both SAN and point-to-point environments

  • Experience with web technologies including SSL configuration and load balancing/clustering

  • Practiced in designing and implementing business continuity / disaster recovery and high availability plans

  • Knowledge of backup strategies and products

  • Good troubleshooting aptitude


Expeditors offers competitive benefits to all full time employees including:

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time

  • Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision

  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (US only)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Training and Personnel Development Program

  • Position is full time. 40 hour work week, Monday Friday

Successful candidate must pass the company's defined background check.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Key words: Logistics, Global Supply Chain, VMware, Systems Administration, Scripting, Disaster Recovery

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