VMC Associate at Effectual (Remote)

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Position Summary

VMC Migration Engineer Associates (VMEAs) are members of the Professional Services (PS) team who have a strong understanding of VMware and are seeking to translate that knowledge to VMware CloudTM for AWS (VMC on AWS). VMEAs are paired with current Effectual VMC Migration Engineers (VMEs) to become proficient in the deployment, configuration and management of VMC on AWS. Upon achieving proficiency, CMETCs are promoted to the role of VME and leverage their strong understanding and experience working with and supporting legacy workloads to help customers understand what a migration to VMC on AWS entails, the expected level of effort (LOE), potential Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and projected Return on Investment (ROI). VMEs use their in-depth understanding of VMC on AWS to achieve successful migrations to the cloud that increases operational agility and creates new opportunities for customers. Effectual VMEs are “Brand Ambassadors” that demonstrate Effectual’s experience, expertise, and execution prowess, daily.

What makes a successful VMEA?

VMEAs are passionate about learning and growth. They want to embrace new technologies and push themselves to acquire new knowledge while applying past experience to their work. VMEAs are self-starters who always push themselves to accomplish more. VMEAs perform at their best when faced with difficult challenges that may have stumped others – this is seen as an opportunity to apply the full breadth of their knowledge and skill while revealing areas where additional learning is needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparing environments for migration by:

    • Upgrading VMware based infrastructure and workloads

    • Configuring AWS based accounts and services

  • Supporting the deployment of VMC on AWS environment by:

    • Participating in SDDC spin-ups and implementations

    • Installing/configuring NSX-T, VPN, HCX, SRM, VCDR, and Distributed Virtual Switches

    • Identifying and connecting third-party virtual appliances to VMC on AWS

    • Configuring AD integration(s) 

    • Configuring access control 

    • Connecting existing on-premises systems to VMC on AWS SDDC(s) using VPN or Direct Connect connection(s) 

    • Identifying remote locations, assessing requirements for migration and determining connectivity requirements 

  • Performing migrations of VMs from on-premises VMware environments to VMC on AWS

  • Additional responsibilities as requested.

  • Travel may be required at times.  Approximately 20% or less. 
Essential Skills and Experience
  • 5+ years of continual experience working with VMware

  • 1+ years working in a customer-facing capacity

  • Demonstrable knowledge of how to deploy, configure and administer:

    • Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs)

    • Software Defined Networks (SDNs)

    • Software Defined Storage (SDS)

    • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

  • 1+ years working with HCX and NSX

  • Demonstrable knowledge, supported by prior experience, in the following domains:

    • Infrastructure security

    • Enterprise application deployments and maintenance

    • System patching

    • Disaster recovery / business continuity

  • Strong command of Microsoft Office products (e.g.: Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Proficiency in the use of diagramming tools (e.g.: LucidChart)

  • Ability to work with multiple clients, in parallel, managing competing project deadlines

  • Attention to detail

  • Exceptional communication and time management

Nice-to-Have Skills and Experience
  • VMware Professional certification

  • VMC on AWS certification

  • One or more cloud certifications (e.g.: AWS Cloud Practitioner)

  • Experience deploying / administering AWS FSx for NetApp ONTAP 

  • Experience performing snap-mirroring and snap-scheduling configuration and administration

  • Experience deploying, configuring, and administering VMware Horizon VDI and VMware Cloud Director environments

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled 

Effectual Inc. - An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

More Information on Effectual
Effectual operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ, National Harbor, MD, Broomfield, CO, Sacramento, CA, Bend, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Effectual was founded in 2022. It has 171 total employees. To see all 11 open jobs at Effectual, click here.
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