Virtualization Subject Matter Expert

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Employer: NXP Semiconductors
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: peste 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 30.01.2020
    Short company description

    NXP Semiconductors enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, we are driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets.


     Ambitious and outgoing personality who enjoys a fast-paced technology environment
     Degree in Computer Science, Information technology, Industrial Engineering or similar
     Proven experience as technology expert in a complex, security driven and technologically diversified environment, preferably in the high-tech arena
     Strong motivation to apply and promote End-to-End thinking
     Proven track of analyzing, structuring and simplifying complex landscapes with multiple technology layers
     Working experience in environments where users are savvy in (Information) Technology
     10+ years of IT experience designing and implementing IT solutions in a multi-national environment
     Strong technical infrastructure knowledge including L2/L3 networking protocols (switching technologies, routing fundamentals, IP subnetting and Address Management, firewalling and load balancers)
     Minimum 5 years of experience managing and configuring VMware, including compute platforms and storage network
     Requires detailed knowledge on VMware ESXi, vCenter, vRealize, NSX, vMotion, vSAN
     Requires advanced scripting knowledge such as PowerCLI, Ruby, Python, Ansible & Rest API
     Business English is a must
     VMWARE Certified Professional is a preferred
     Experience with cloud platforms, AWS preferred
     Experience with IT security is preferred
     Knowledge of Windows and Linux-based platforms desirable


    Help to define technology standards and future state for Virtualization / VMware services
     Ensure that the architecture meets user, certification, and IT service requirements
     Research and drive technological improvements in a cost-effective way that can be shown to have positive impact on the businesses we support
     Liaise with product owners, regional infrastructure leads and architects to assure overall fit & integration for the services we manage
     Understand IT trends in the broader industry and how those can be applied within NXP
     Identify structural changes needed in the architecture and help define migration strategies and relevant roadmaps to implement
     Coordinate activities with business and third-party suppliers
     Provide insights in identifying new concepts, ideas, techniques, best practices, and technology

    Ensure regional services are aligned with architectural decisions and remain fit-for-purpose
     Identify (potential) issues with virtualization architecture and liaise with stakeholders to initiate solutions
     Analyze and assess impact of NXP policy and strategy changes and translate into corrective actions
     Ensure virtualization systems are compliant within required security standards
     Analyze metrics pertaining to the R&D services within the scope of the infrastructure team and determine when/if changes or corrective actions are necessary

    Operational support
     Responsible to ensure that virtualization services meet requirements of reliability, availability, manageability, performance, and security
     Install, configure and manage VMware virtualization environment components (vSphere, vRealize, ESX, NSX)
     Oversee service maintenance such as upgrades, enhancement, and revisions
     Provide operation and sustainment support for the virtualization environment
     Provides support in case of major infrastructure incidents
     Work with the Infrastructure product owner for your region to collect and act upon user issues with infrastructure services (in collaboration with other regional peers)

    Contribute to my squad
     Key advisor to regional Infrastructure Product Owner regarding all technical aspects of Virtualization / VMware services
     Work with other squad members to deliver work in “releasable increments” and help drive accountability within the squad as a whole
     Refining and explaining backlog items with the team (the “How”).
     Designing and applying continuous verification techniques and methods to receive feedback about the quality of the product being produced. Quality is owned by the squad as a whole
     Respecting the boundaries of self-organization set by the organization
     Own my own personal and career development plan and work to maintain knowledge of current and emerging technology and industry trends

    Other info

    What will you do as our new R&D Virtualization SME?

    As Virtualization SME, you will be held responsible for supporting and using complex and advanced technologies in the R&D IT Solutions domain of NXP Semiconductors. You work in close cooperation with Product Owners, Application Groups and Engineering teams, including assurance that requirements and its solutions are designed, built and incorporated into the Engineering IT services delivered to our R&D customers.

    Your team

    You will be working in the Infrastructure squad as part of the R&D IT organization. This squad is responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure services (LDAP, storage, Linux operating system, VMware, data protection and backup, server/service monitoring, etc). The R&D IT organization has adopted the Agile way-of-working and our teams are self-organizing entities using a DevOps methodology for their day-to-day work.