Windows Manager

Empower Associates

Manager-Windows Engineering & Virtualization


Remote but need to be able to come into the office – once every other week or so.


If out of town, Must relocate. Possible to get 3-5k relocation, probably as a sign on bonus or reimbursement.


Our client offers: Flexible schedule, free flights, $14k travel discounts, profit sharing (roughly 5%), 401k 5% contribution immediate vesting, and robust health benefit package. We have placed dozens of permanent employees with this company, and everyone we have placed is enjoying a fun and engaging work environment, potential for growth, and above all – great work/life balance.


Our client is looking for a self-motivated and talented Manager of Windows Engineering & Virtualization. The Manager of Windows Engineering & Virtualization is responsible for the mentoring and leadership of personnel, and the demanding uptime of corporate and production systems. This position will primarily be responsible for all of the planning, design, and some hands-on implementation, maintenance and repair of a Windows Servers & Virtualization systems, and continued Cloud migration, including the management and supervision of IT personnel. As the Manager of Windows Engineering & Virtualization, you will be responsible for managing many IT Systems which include the infrastructure supporting all of thier virtual servers and the hardware on which they run. Their technology stack is a mix of open source and commercial off-the-shelf.


This leadership position works closely with Stations Support, the NOC, Software Development, DevOps, Linux Engineering, Quality Assurance, Information Assurance, Information Security, Database Administration, Network Engineering, and Project Management teams to maintain and enhance their existing processes. Candidates should have prior experience working in a large, fast-paced, enterprise environment working with multi-disciplinary teams.


Minimum Requirements

·         Minimum of five (5) years of experience in an IT management position.

·         Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Windows, VMware, Cisco UCS, and SAN systems design and implementation in large enterprise environments.

·         Virtualization and Cloud experience, AWS and Azure (AWS heavy)

·         AWS certifications PREFERRED

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer Science, Information Technology) PREFERRED


·    Strong leadership Skills.

·    Excellent technical problem-solving skills.

·    Excellent customer support skills.

·    Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·    Proven oral and written communications skills.

·    Able to prioritize, address, and follow through on multiple tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

·    Available to be on-call for emergencies; able to work weekends if needed.

·    Other duties as assigned by manager.

·    Extensive knowledge of systems engineering concepts.

·    Extensive experience deploying, and maintaining virtual infrastructure running VMware ESXi 5.x/6.x on Cisco UCS hardware.

·    Moving On Prem to the cloud using AWS and Azure

·    Technical knowledge of VMware virtualization technologies (vCenter, vSphere, ESXi, DRS, vMotion, HA, FT, DRS, SRM, vROPs, vShield)

·    Experience with vCloud Suite, vRealize Operations Manager.

·    Extensive experience with Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Failover Cluster Services, MS SQL, SharePoint, etc..

·    Experience with NetBackup, and various enterprise backup strategies.

·    In-depth knowledge of network protocols, such as IP, ARP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, FTP, NTP, SNMP, etc.

·    Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively and take lead in a tight-knit team environment.

·    Able to maintain meticulous documentation and procedures.


Day to Day duties

·    Daily management of IT personnel, team member PTO requests, performance reviews, and fostering of team work & cohesion.

·    The proper management of departmental resources to facilitate internal and business project needs, is also a key aspect of the daily duties.

·    Keeps an open line of communication to report daily and/or weekly to upper management on the status of the team’s projects/tasks, and or any system break/fix issues that may have occurred.

·    Operational and Production Support – Ensure operational uptime of corporate and production systems essential to our client and its customers.

·    Production and SDLC Compute Hardware & Virtual Abstraction Management – This includes the architecture, oversight, responsibility, and capacity planning of all physical and virtual compute resources that are relied upon by DEV, DevOps, DBA, Linux Systems, and Corporate users.

·    New Technology – It is the responsibility of the Windows Engineering & Virtualization Manager to stay current with technology, and research new technologies that might benefit our client in the near future.

·    Budget management –This position will require close interaction with the department head and third party vendors to prepare for the annual budget schedule. Also ensure that all purchases are within the approved budgeted numbers.

·    Managing third party relations – Our client makes use of different third party services. The Windows Engineering & Virtualization Manager is responsible for engaging, and maintaining a positive relationship with their contracted, and noncontract vendors, and ensures that the third party properly executes the agreed terms and conditions.




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