Vanderbilt University Medical Center Virtualization System Administrator in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

This is a full-time position with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and offers career growth, challenge and an opportunity to join a highly collaborative team. This role requires demonstrated abilities to implement, manage and maintain the hardware and system components of enterprise, mission-critical VMware vSphere 6.x environments.

JOB SUMMARY –Virtualization System Admin:

Manages systems and infrastructure components for mission-critical computing environments under occasional guidance. Provides support services for systems administration, networking, performance tuning, monitoring and capacity planning while adhering to enterprise ITIL process and procedures. Builds infrastructure to support the business. Enforces policies and procedures for maintaining the security and integrity of the system and ensures the system meets availability and disaster recovery requirements. Ability to solve medium to complex problems.


  • Administers and manages virtualization infrastructureof medium to high complexity, including multiple VMware vCenter, VUM, andvRealize Operations Manager appliances in geographically separatedlocations

  • Provides input into and execution of all aspects ofplanning, set-up, deployment, updates and maintenance of the virtualizationenvironment

  • Identifies and mitigates hardware/software issues,performance bottlenecks and overall system health concerns through the useof various monitoring and troubleshooting tools, including MicrosoftSystem Center Operations Manager and VMware vRealize Operations Manager

  • Provides technical guidance in a clear, concise, andwell thought out manner to Vanderbilt University Medical Center customersand leadership

  • Ensures adherence to relevant security policies andregulatory requirements


Successful candidate will be a self-starter and must be able to work in an open and collaborative environment where it is encouraged to ask questions and contribute ideas and solutions based on experience. The candidate will be responsible for managing a wide range of virtualization infrastructure, troubleshooting support issues internal and external to the team, installing new hardware and software, and supporting several ancillary systems.

Candidate will possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under limited supervision. Candidate will also be responsible for sharing in a 24/7 on-call rotation to support on premise and remote systems. Candidate should be able to work well with other teams, offer insightful suggestions on infrastructure improvements, and assist in developing cloud and HCI strategies and solutions.


  • Familiarity with Dell PowerEdge and HPE ProLiant bladeand rack-mount servers, and associated hardware management tools such asDellOpenManage, HPE OneView, andHPE Systems Insight Manager is required

  • Intermediate knowledge of networking and storagedevices/protocols is required

  • Solid working knowledge of Windows operating systemsand basic to moderate understanding of Linux operating systems arerequired

  • Intermediate scripting skills in Microsoft PowerShelland familiarity with VMware PowerCLI are required

  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data CenterVirtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification is desirable

  • Familiarity with the VMware Horizon View, VeeamManagement Pack for SCOM and Zerto Virtual Replication would be beneficial

  • Understanding of other Hypervisors, such as MicrosoftHyper-V, Red Hat KVM, and NutanixAcropolis, as well as desktop virtualization (VDI)technologies is a plus


In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center provides its faculty and staff members with a benefits package that is comprehensive and flexible. Components for benefits-eligible employees include:


· Health Plan

· Parental Leave

· Life Insurance

· Retirement

· Short-Term Disability

· Long-term Disability

· Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

· Dental Insurance

· Group Discounts

· Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

· Vision

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

Job Information Technology

Organization: VUMC IT Collaboration Virtuali 108092

Title: Virtualization System Administrator

Location: TN-Nashville-3401 West End Ave

Requisition ID: 1804815

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.