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Senior Virtualization and Storage Engineer at Chewy (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking a Senior Virtualization and Storage Engineer in Boston, MA. The Senior Virtualization and Storage Engineer has the primary responsibility to provision, install and maintain all the systems hardware and software to support the current and future needs of the business.  Day-to-day, the optimizations and performance of the infrastructure and systems allow to achieve its rapid growth.  This is a critical IT Infrastructure function, so the candidate must have extensive experience in virtual environments, compute, security, SAN’s, Windows core server software and other data center server infrastructure.

The focus of the focus of the Senior Virtualization and Storage Engineer will entail the engineering and support of all the virtualized and physical servers and storage infrastructure across multiple data centers, and additionally administer the operating systems and core applications while ensuring the environment is managed to meet best practice standards and agreed service availability (SLA’s).

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist with maintaining the enterprise virtualization environment (VMware), including troubleshooting, performance monitoring and optimization, capacity and continuity planning
  • Build and maintain Cisco UCS infrastructure including fabric interconnects and blade/rack servers
  • Deploy, support, and troubleshoot multiple Nutanix HCI clusters
  • Manage and maintain multiple enterprise storage arrays (Vmax, X2, Unity, Isilon, Pure)
  • Creation and management of OS gold images meeting SAN’s / NIST standards
  • Assist in the planning, design, and implementation of new virtualization technology solutions
  • Develop and maintain company standard server technology policies and ensure compliance
  • Ensure servers and applications meet proper performance, security and capacity standards
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing by creating and maintaining detailed, comprehensive documentation and diagrams
  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge of infrastructure expertise by maintaining current certifications, attending seminars or though other related activities
  • Respond quickly and effectively to production issues and take responsibility for seeing issues through resolution
  • Participate in project planning, design and maintenance of IT Infrastructure
  • Researching and sourcing new technologies, providing architectural advice / recommendations to IT management and steering committee’s to improve the infrastructure environments
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for support of systems outside of normal business hours
  • Assist in the DR (Disaster Recovery) planning of a multi-site Virtualization and Storage infrastructure along with DR planning for local sites where IT Infrastructure equipment present
  • Participate in Post-Mortem meetings to discuss any outage occurrences, develop safe guards and, where appropriate, implement any recommended changes to avoid reoccurrence

What You’ll Need:

  • Extensive experience with VMware ESX and VSphere 6.0+ deployment, configuration, and maintenance in production environments
  • Experience in SAN storage technologies and integration with VMware, specifically with Pure Storage and Dell EMC Storage Arrays (Vmax, X2, Isilon, Unity)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of enterprise-class server solutions such as Dell EMC rack servers, Nutanix HCI, Cisco UCS blade/rack servers, and Cisco Fabric Interconnects
  • Advanced knowledge in Windows Server and related technologies such as Windows 2008, Active Directory 2012 and Exchange 2013 / 2016
  • Advanced experience in deploying Windows Server technologies such as Server 2016/2019, 2016 SQL server 2014, etc. on VMware and the optimization of these platforms
  • Advanced experience in system and network management and monitoring tools such as Solar Winds, DataDog, Grafana, PRTG, SCCM and v-Realize
  • Advanced experience and knowledge in scripting languages such as PowerShell, Perl and VBScript.
  • Advanced knowledge of DNS, DHCP, SMTP, SNMP and other TCP/IP protocols and services in support of the virtualization and storage technologies.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, in addition to extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all IT Infrastructure groups
  • Strong expertise in data protection solutions such as Cohesity, Rubrik, and Commvault
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations
  • Understanding and application of ITIL principles and practices, and how they relate to the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Position may require travel
  • Must be willing to participate in on-call rotation shifts


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • VMware certifications such as VCP, VCAP, VCDX
  • Microsoft certifications such as MCP, MCITP, MCSE, MCSA
  • Experience managing or integrating with public cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Certification in ITIL
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Networking skills such a TCP/IP, subnetting, ethernet, DNS, etc
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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Where we are

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.


Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!


Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


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