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Virtualization Engineer

Description

This is a  Hybrid  position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. Relocation may be provided.

“For all external applicants, we are targeting a start date on or after January 10th 2022 for this position.”

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function.  Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations.  From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet.  Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing.  We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.

In this exciting and visible role, you will be responsible and accountable for the design, implementation, configuration and successful transition to Operations of technologies in the assigned domain. This will include: following standard installation recommendations, configuring the technologies to match the needs of the function being served and delivering to project schedules.

Job Description Summary:

This role requires expert knowledge of technologies in the assigned domain and robust knowledge of general IT concepts. Thorough knowledge of system design principles to include reliability, availability and scalability. Knowledge of peripheral domains is necessary. Extensive knowledge of how to leverage available resources to solve problems and deliver solutions.
 

Ideal candidates are experienced and motivated technologists who possess a unique balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. You will partner with application owners, global infrastructure teams, global telecommunications teams and several other teams to engineer a scalable, flexible and resilient virtual environment that address customer business problems and needs.

You will be expected to be familiar and proficient with each of the following capabilities:  

  • Work with several technical teams to rationalize throughput and sizing demand to define efficient and effective solutions that bring together technologies from all areas.

  • Act as technical resource to numerous project teams simultaneously. Often you will work as the sole system management engineer, to develop requirements, obtain information from other support groups, execute project tasks, deliver systems, and provide support through the lifecycle of the project.

  • Ensure IT standards are met, production readiness processes are followed and a quality system product is delivered and turned over to Production Support personnel.

  • Escalation of real-time incidents as necessary

  • Mentoring and advising junior staff in appropriate steps to diagnose, repair or remediate issues with systems in the assigned.

  • Holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors.

  • Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Additional Description

Minimum Qualifications-

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or related experience

  • Expert in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, specialization in Azure Virtual Desktop (Planning, Deploying, Configuration, migration, monitor, performance tuning and troubleshooting)

  • Expert at Installing, configuring and maintaining a virtual environment utilizing VMware Horizon View 7.x

  • Expert at creation and maintenance of VDI and RDSH master images

  • Expert at creation and maintenance of desktop and RDSH pools

  • Expert at Creation and maintenance of virtualized applications

  • Experience with Virtual Application packaging and remediation using VMware Horizon AppVolumes

  • Experience with Virtualization infrastructure operations using VMware vSphere 6.x (vCenter, ESXi, VSAN)

  • Strong understanding of Active directory domain services (DNS, DHCP Group Policy)

  • Strong understanding of networking technologies

  • Strong powershell/powerCLI skills to automate repeatable tasks

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • Comfortable with on-call 24x7 support responsibilities

  • Experience with working on production systems including change management

  • Strong ability to be proactive and respond to customers, resolve customer queries promptly & professionally, address new requests, enhancements, incidents, etc.

Preferred Qualifications-

  • Experience with Ubuntu desktop platform

  • Experience with VMware Workspace One or vIDM

  • Experience supporting CAD/CAE user base

  • Experience supporting Call Center / Knowledge workers

  • Enterprise Cloud experience (Azure preferable)

  • Advanced powershell/scripting experience in VMware task automation


About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.