IBM PowerVM/VC Engineer

US-VA-Falls Church
3 weeks ago
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts. 


The successful candidate will architect and engineer the implementation of PowerVM Virtualization Center (VC) to manage hosted instances of PowerVM virtualized applications systems across a worldwide enterprise.  The candidate will provide design, planning, and implementation of PowerVM VC to manage  instances of IBM Power hardware & AIX software stacks while client is migrating legacy applications to a  privately hosted virtualization environment for development, testing and production. You will implement PowerVM VC as a effective tool for managing the virtualized enterprise as well as contribute to disaster recovery planning and implementation.  The successful candidate will work with other systems architects, systems engineers, project teams, and operations support teams collaboratively for a successful migration and subsequent operations.  You will be expected to establish technical roadmaps, designs, and develop solutions to support virtualization management with PowerVM VC and best practice in implementing PowerVM virtualization technology.    


  • Qualifications:

    • Five (5) years’ proven experience supporting AIX operating systems, PowerVM, HMC and POWER Hardware, including configuration and installation as well as administration and planning upgrades and migrations.
    • Understanding and experience using IBM PowerVM VC to manage virtualized systems in cloud environments
    • Proven experience hosting with LPARS and WPARS on AIX.
    • Experience with any/all of the following: PowerVC, GDR, Live Partition Mobility, IBM PowerVM Provisioning Toolkit, PowerHA, NIM is a plus
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including application and network-level troubleshooting ability.
    • Solid working knowledge of security best practices for AIX and PowerVM virtualization is required.
    • Solid understanding of Enhanced and Domain RBAC on AIX is a plus.
    • Solid working knowledge of SAN and storage systems, backup and recovery, as well as TCP/IP networking protocols and routing principals and network security

    Soft Skills

    • Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Lean Startup, XP) and cross-functional teams (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Designers, Business Analysts)
    • Strong collaboration skills with track record of taking solution ownership
    • Communication skills key! Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with leadership and key stakeholders.


  • BS degree in Information Technology or other related technical discipline 
  • IBM Certified Systems Expert – Virtualization Technical Support for AIX and Linux is a plus
  • IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX 7 is a plus




NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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