VMware Senior Technical Support Engineer in Cork, Ireland
As our Senior Enterprise Technical Support Engineer, you will provide technical support to both staff and customers who are working to implement VMware NSX platform and related products.
Respond to customer inquiries, primarily via email and telephone
Resolve any customer technical issues through diligent research, reproduction, and troubleshooting
Work directly with staff in quality assurance, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and administration to resolve problems
Document all technical inquiries; develop and review content for knowledgebase
Provide training or assistance to junior staff
Participate in testing alpha and beta products
Be an advocate for network virtualization, educate GSS on the NSX platform
Troubleshoot and engage with engineering on customer reported issues
Experience in providing Unix/Linux technical support to enterprise customers.
Networking: In-depth understanding of L2/L3 networking protocols including switching technologies, routing fundamentals, IP subnetting, routing, firewalling, load balancers, VPN and network design
Experience designing and/or supporting large enterprise deployments.
Hands-on experience with Linux/UNIX based operating systems including strong CLI skill set and working knowledge of general system and network troubleshooting tools (e.g. WireShark)
Good practical working ability with Linux/UNIX utilities, including editors and command shells
B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or equivalent work experience
Fluent in spoken and written English
Highly Preferred Skills
Hands on experience with VMware ESX Server or VMware products
UNIX kernel diagnostics/debugging (at a level typically found in senior level 2 or level 3 UNIX support staff)
Ability to program and debug bash, perl and python scripts
Experience with operation and administration of large Windows Server and Desktop Environments
Experience in administration of complex Storage Area Networks, including Fibre-channel and Ethernet based protocols
Previous exposure to Cloud Management Platforms such as OpenStack, CloudStack, vCAC including Networking enabled by software
Familiarly of Clustering Technologies such as MS Cluster Server, Redhat clustering, Oracle RAC
Hands-on and working with key technology solution/language/tools e.g. CloudStack, OpenStack, AWS, KVM, libvirt, Chef, Puppet, Python, CMS, DynamicOps, API, etc.
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