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VMWare Administrator (Charlotte, NC OR Corning, NY OR Remote)

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Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59818


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

The global Information Technology (IT) Function is leading efforts to align IT and Business Strategy, leverage IT investments, and optimize end to end business processes and associated information integration technologies.  Through these efforts, IT helps to improve the competitive position of Corning's businesses through IT enabled processes.  IT also delivers Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and project services in a cost efficient manner to Corning worldwide.




The Multicloud Administrator will report to the Operations lead of Global Compute platforms. 


The MultiCloud Administrator II is a technology leader that will function as SME for compute technologies, with an emphasis on MultiCloud technologies.


The MultiCloud Administrator will function as an enabler across IT Architecture, Engineering, Operations, Security, Strategic partners, Technology vendors and Project management teams to facilitate the successful delivery of complex Corning initiatives and priorities. 



  • Responsibility will include helping to deliver several complex people, process and technology related activities critical to being ready to support both the initial release and subsequent migration of applications to the multi-cloud solution.
  • While being predominantly internally focused, this position will require strong communication to bridge between various Infrastructure and Application teams as well as an excellent ability to navigate within a background of relative ambiguity.
  • This role will form a bridge between the admin and engineering teams, serving as a technical escalation point for the admin team prior to escalating to engineering.
  • Responsibilities will also include:
    • Install, configure, manage Windows and Linux servers
    • Install, configure, manage VMWare vCloud Suite
    • Follow standards, policies & guidelines for the Compute Platform in collaboration with service line owner and technology teams
    • Develop, Configure, and support compute solutions that meet business needs and align with Corning technology standards.
    • Mentor Multicloud admin staff on issues on complex issues.
    • Evaluate all documents according to system requirements and evaluate all design and perform tests on all development activities and administer all complex methodologies.
    • Support IT project start up though technical consultation, charter definition, benefit and analysis, requirements gathering and formal PMO approval.
    • Partner with all members of project team as a technical lead in the planning, design, coordination and execution of comprehensive, realistic and effective work plans.
    • Help promote a consistent vision and strategy throughout the organization
    • Build relationships that foster collaboration and partnerships to drive better strategies, priorities, and service to the customer
    • Assist and oversee quality change control according to Corning Change Management, Incident Management, Problem Management and Disaster recovery Methodology
    • Provide 24/7 support for the MultiCloud environment



  • Master's degree or equivalent in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in server administration, with a focus on monitoring, patching, incident, and problem management
  • Prior experience in a production IT environment managing enterprise IT infrastructure, hardware, hosting services and cloud infrastructure.



  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux server OS platforms
  • Knowledge of VMWare vCloud Suite including:
    • ESXi
    • Virtual Center
    • vRealize Operations
    • vRealize Automation
  • Experience supporting a global heterogeneous multi-data center computing environment
  • A holistic understanding of IT infrastructure inclusive of server, storage, network, virtualization, database, DR/business recovery and continuity practices, etc.
  • A foundational understanding of public cloud models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and providers (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Demonstrated expertise driving operational improvement and excellence under an ITIL based service management model.
  • Proven ability to influence and interact effectively with peers and IT leaders
  • Strong crisis management
  • Leads by Example: Professional, big picture thinker, accountable, committed and well respected by team; can contributes significantly to Mission, Vision and Strategy of the organization; shows strong alignment of work and priorities to vision and strategy; exhibits excellent financial controllership.
  • Inspires Others: Exhibits a wide breath of technical, operational and team leadership skills; excellent command and control; develops strong talent through good situational management skills; possesses a passion for excellence; consistently strives for excellence and stretches both self and team; well organized and structured.
  • Drives Growth: Creative and innovative; challenges mediocrity, status quo; establishes aggressive but obtainable goals; forward thinker and capable of contributing to the development of roadmaps aligned with organizational vision & strategy; methodical and very process focused.
  • Gets it done: Consistently achieves quality results on a timely basis; challenges and pushes their team; high “Say-Do” factor (delivers on commitments) and superior follow through.



  • Up to 10% travel for meetings that may be both domestic and international


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.



We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


The range for this position is $81,524.00 - $115,000.00. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.


The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Nearest Major Market: Corning