Hyatt Sr. Systems Engineer - VMWare in CHICAGO, Illinois



This Resource is critical for supporting Hyatt’s Infrastructure Operations. His/Her level of expertise in VMWare and DataCenter Server Operations will be beneficial for providing assistance for on-going internal projects and maintenance activities mostly within the systems engineering area of responsibilities. He/She will support the company’s overall strategy to scale towards a hybrid IT model with focus mostly on virtualization and on-prem dataCenter operations.


  • Perform daily systems monitoring and making sure of a highly available virtual environment and datacenter equipment.
  • VMWare product suite installation, configuration, and maintenance but not limited to vCenter, vRealize suite, ESXi, Update Manager, and vSAN.
  • Develop VMware vCenter and vROps reports for performance and capacity planning.
  • Maintenance of server backups and snapshots.
  • Perform upgrades and firmware patches for virtual infrastructure software or hardware.
  • Participate in the on-call support rotation for 24/7 operations.
  • Provide configuration management and security compliance for virtual infrastructure and datacenter server equipment.
  • Standardize virtual server provisioning and support SysEng automation efforts.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting on issues and root cause analysis to prevent future incidents.
  • Assisting with the evaluation of next generation hardware and ensure direct fit with Hyatt Infrastructure and business use-cases.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Hyatt core values.
  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.




  • 7 Years of Enterprise Level experience in virtualization technologies such as VMWare and HyperV
  • 7 Years in racking/stacking servers (Dell/HP/CISCO/IBM product line)
  • 3 Years in working with backup and storage solutions (Pure Storage, Tintri, Cohesity)
  • 3 Years in working with Databases in a virtualized environment (Oracle, Postgresql, SQL Server)


  • Associate or College Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field is preferred; however any combination of education, experience, and certification that demonstrates the candidate can be successful in the position are acceptable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • VMWare VCP (desired but not required)

Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job

  • VMWare Tools (PowerCLI, PowerGUI, Powershell, RVTools, PuTTY)
  • Windows/Unix
  • Shell scripting (desired but not required)
  • Service-Now, Remedy, JIRA or similar ticketing solution

Additional Comments and Requirements

  • Strong troubleshooting and incident resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of basic networking, switching, DNS, and firewalls.
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure Change Management and Security
  • Ability to travel to Chicago/Phoenix DataCenter (25-50%), and other co-locations as needed.
  • Self-motivated on learning new technologies and help the team realize its value thru innovation
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction but still being collaborative in nature

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago
Organization: Hyatt Corporate Office
Pay Basis: Yearly
Job Level: Full-time
Job: Technology
Req ID: CHI008761

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