Senior System Administrator

  • Full Time
  • AZ-Scottsdale
  • Mid Level


At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.


Job Description Summary:

Senior System Administrator to join the Hosting Operations team.

Job Description:


Meet Our Team:


The Hosting Operations Team is looking for a strong Senior System Administrator to join the team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong passion and technical expertise to lead the virtualization domain, cloud transformations, drive architecture discussions and guide cross-functional teams through functional definition, solution, and integration stages on large scale.


Your Way to Impact:


The chosen candidate will be part of a dynamic team and the Individual is responsible for defining the standards, metrics, project governance and overall success of the project and be the technical interface. You will be an integral part in working on Virtualization & Cloud Technologies.


Your Day to Day:

Responsible for Enterprise Virtualisation environment which has a mix of VMWare, Nutanix & Cisco.
As a Subject Matter Expert to the Team for the Virtualization environment. It is expected to have extensive ownership in end-to-end architecture, including different OS flavours (Windows & Linux), Storage, Automation, Networking, Provisioning, Management and Monitoring.
Advocate and define the Virtualisation architecture vision from a technological perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems.
Understand and drive the Technical Design conversation including Operating System, Application, Middleware, Cloud, Integration, and Database Design.
Create a well-informed Virtualisation Strategy, Transformation and manage the adaption process.
Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to Virtualisation architecture, deployment, and operations
Implement complex deployments / Migration projects with automation capabilities.
Participate in rotating on-call support
What You Need to Bring:

A successful candidate should have at least 7+ years of solid architecture experience in a Virtualization environment (cloud, server and storage systems)
5+ years of hands-on experience with Nutanix & VMware technologies is required (Prism control, vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, Site Recovery Manager)
Experience managing a Nutanix & VMWare Architecture in an enterprise environment is required
Cloud Expertise (Azure &/or GCP) is required
Experience with Windows Server & Linux Enterprise Management (Linux, Ubuntu & Windows Server Operating systems)
Automation and scripting experience is required (scripts, coding and playbook)
Experience with Multi-OS (Windows, Linux) Storage, Identity, Access & Security services is a plus
Exposure to Cisco HCI environment is nice to have
Experience working with Agile methodology (Jira) & Remedy ticketing tool.
Certifications in VMWare, Nutanix & Virtualisation Solutions Architecture a huge plus
A BS/MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field is preferred but not required
We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don’t hesitate to apply.

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