Infrastructure Analyst – Virtualization Job at Costco Wholesale in Issaquah, WA

Job Description

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco’s success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes “America’s Best Employers”.

Costco Wholesale is looking for an Infrastructure Analyst – Virtualization, who wants the opportunity to design and implement highly-scalable virtual solutions within a large enterprise environment and drive Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiatives. The Infrastructure Analyst – Virtualization is responsible for the design, implementation, and operational readiness of enterprise x86 virtual server platforms across the organization ensuring high levels of data quality, availability, and security. They are responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure virtual servers adhere with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. The right candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST “to work for” companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


Designs VMware-based hypervisor virtualization solutions based on best practices for scale up and out.

Works with vendors to understand the applications, strategies and roadmaps for current, updated, and emerging technologies.

Administers vCenters, ESXi hosts, and guests with multiple operating systems, including provisioning, monitoring, and P2V or V2V migrations.

Drives automation initiatives and creates workflows for VM creation, configuration, environment alerting, and self-healing.

Develops business cases to justify strategic investment in systems architecture, including analysis of future growth and cost reduction opportunities.

Provides technical engineering and design review for new server systems, applications, infrastructure, and hardware.

Identifies and reports Key Performance Indicators, focusing on capacity planning and performance analysis.

Provides proactive maintenance and administration of virtualization server hardware and hypervisor, including patching and driver/firmware updates.

Provides Tier-3 support for incident resolution related to virtual server infrastructure.

Tests and implements new tools to better manage virtual server infrastructure.

Cross-functional collaboration to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of corporate servers to meet business demands.

Implements policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure server security.

Manages and maintains Intel-based systems and systems software.

Provides 24x7x365 on-call support, weekends and/or holidays, as necessary.


Current administrative experience in VMware vSphere and vRealize product suites, including vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Operations Manager.

Proven scripting and automation ability utilizing Powershell and Javascript.

Current hands-on experience with hardware and software troubleshooting.

Understanding of network stack and fundamentals.

Understanding of Fibre Channel SAN and NFS based storage arrays.

Comfortable making scripted changes across a large enterprise environment.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a customer-service focus.

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Strong technical documentation and writing skills.


VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification is highly preferred.

Microsoft, RedHat, or SUSE certification is a plus.

Required Documents

Cover Letter


About Company

Company: Costco Wholesale

Company Location:  Issaquah, WA

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