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VMware Engineer

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Position: VMware Engineer- (vCloud/NSX)

Location: Portland, Oregon

Duration: Long term ongoing contract

Hourly Rate: Depends on experience 

***No Corp 2 Corp or sponsorship at this time***

In summary, this is a skill set where the end goal is to automate the entire end-to-end (zero touch) configuration management process and environment. This requires development experience to know and understand the VMware NSX product. This person is not implementing NSX, but using NSX to automate different areas 

This position requires someone with strong VMWare experience who specifically has worked with the NSX piece to automate areas. This would create an end-to-end DevOps environment.


  • Development, configuration, implementation, and testing of multiple network platforms to streamline network operations.
  • Develop an automation framework to couple with other internal technology standards.
  • Work with multiple Engineering teams to incorporate infrastructure provisioning into deployment pipelines.
  • Develop validation and testing procedures around network systems.
  • Manage development of complex automation solutions to work with existing and new network technologies such as switches, routers, and firewalls.
  • Mentor fellow  Engineers on automation techniques and best practices.
  • Write and maintain software to solve complex network management tasks such as:
    • Provision and deploy network devices and auditing configuration.
    • Integrate network function (e.g. DNS and DHCP) provisioning into software engineering pipelines.
    • Deploying firewall rules while utilizing internal business processes for checks and balances
    • Design, deploy, and maintain network systems.


  • Implement and manage VMware based virtualization technology on bare-metal server hardware, Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud solutions
  • Design, Implement and support full stack of virtualization and automation solutions such as, vCenter, vSAN, vRealize, vCenter, vMotion, vRA, vRO, vROPs and Nutanix
  • Implement and manage public cloud compute and storage systems
  • Demonstrated experience with, Vmware-NSX,VRA-NSX, Vmware topology, Vmware  PowerCli,  Python, Ansible, Jenkins,GIT, Terraform.
  • Experience using common scripting languages such as Bash, Powershell, Perl.
  • Experience with network automation platforms such as Puppet/Chef, Ansibles NCM, Cisco ACI, Tufin.
  • Network virtualization experience: Cisco ACI, VMware NSX
  • Demonstrated experience building automation systems for complex networks of devices from vendors such as Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, and F5.
  • Experience with Software Defined Networks (SDN) solutions across Data Center, WAN (SD-WAN), campus (SD-Access), and network virtualization..
  • Thorough understanding of networking concepts such as routing, switching, IPSEC/SSL VPN, and firewalling along with common protocols such as DNS, DHCP, SNMP, TCP/IP
  • Experience integrating cloud and on-prem network infrastructure.
  • Cloud or other large scale implementation of SSL termination, load balancing, and high-availability products and solutions
  • Automated provisioning experience, including Foreman, dhcpd, named, Kickstart, Docker, shell scripting, automation, and configuration management
  • Prior Network Engineering experience building and maintaining enterprise networks.
  • Prior Software Engineering experience building automation systems.
  • Prior experience leading technological and cultural change in the network environment.
  • Experience in Campus, Data Center, WAN, and network security.
  • Cloud infrastructure experience: AWS, Azure, GCP, and AWS

***No Corp 2 Corp or sponsorship at this time***

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Skills required

Windows Servers
Windows Powershell
Active Directory
Desktop Support
Windows Server 2008


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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