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Systems Administrator


Akron, OH, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH (Hybrid)
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





Position Description:       

This position will be a member of the Global IT Infrastructure Services organization, responsible for professional and technical work related to VMware Virtualized hosting environment and associated storage. This is an advanced service supporting role, primarily for the manufacturing facilities in the America’s region, (approximately 100 hosts and 1000 guests), and a secondary support role in the global facilities. This role will participate in the architectural design for this infrastructure as well as other hardware in located in the global plant footprint (EMC Data domain, EMC Unity, HPE servers …)


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Administers, maintains, and monitors ESXi systems running our plant environments (VSAN and non-VSAN). 
  • Performs timely response and resolution to requests and incidents from ticketing systems, email, chat, in-person, phone, etc. Ability to escalation to appropriate team internal or external as needed.
  • Manage small to medium projects within area of specialization and across functional groups. 
  • Works with architect to develop, design, and modify new and existing global standards for plant infrastructure.
  • Works with plant infrastructure teams to provide best practices within our environment.


Required Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s degree, or in lieu of degree 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • 5+ years of experience managing and maintaining VMWare virtual environments preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of HPE equipment (i.e., Servers and server components)
  • Moderate knowledge of networking and networking protocols.
  • Ability to communicate well and develop relationships with plant staff and external vendors.
  • At least 1 Recognized IT Certification, ITIL Training, VMWare, and storage array experience preferred.


Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in a VMWare administrator role.
  • High effective Verbal, Written and Documentation Skills.
  • Excellent Analytical and Problem Determination Skills.
  • Highly effective Organization and Time Management Skills.
  • Ability to energize and lead Technical Teams.
  • Off hours emergency support maybe required.
  • Will be required to travel to plant for deployment / installation of new / refreshed infrastructure.





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 facilities in 23 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.


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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: System Administrator, Developer, QA, Quality Assurance, Technology, Quality

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