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Principal I O Engineer
Plymouth, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on December 4, 2021
Job Id #52204 Posted November 16, 2021


  • Advanced Engineering Delivery – Digital Infrastructure (ODI) Product focused
  • We have built the foundation of a new virtualization environment based on Vmware technologies and you will be part of a team that continues to add customer facing features to enable more efficient delivery and management of their environments.

Ideal Background:

  • They don’t have to healthcare background.
  • It would be best if they had experience working in a large, distributed environment.


  • Multiple years of experience in an Engineering or Architecture level position.

Top Requirements:

  • ESX/vsphere knowledge
  • NSX and network knowledge
  • Storage knowledge

Top Responsibilities:

  • Develop and release new features and functionality in to ODI product family based on customer demand and feedback.
  • Conduct research and development activities to incubate innovation ideas and demonstrate the business value of ideas.
  • Following a product delivery model with iterative releases, deliver completed functionality into production ensuring operational stability.
  • Partner with the ODI Product owner to present the technical product roadmap to peer teams and business leaders.
  • Follow vendor roadmaps and product releases to ensure that vendor functionality keeps up with our functionality needs. Ensure that ODI technical roadmap is in alignment with vendor roadmaps.
  • Conduct technical Proof of Concept reviews and create wireframe mockups of new concepts as they are being evaluated for further development.
  • Product Delivery model will require the creation of artifacts at milestones throughout the delivery lifecycle. Engineers will be required to create some or all of the following depending on the project: engineering design documents and diagrams, data flow diagrams, security diagrams, pseudocode, and support documentation.

Desired Skills:

  • ESX/vsphere knowledge
  • NSX knowledge
  • Network knowledge
  • Storage knowledge
  • Security awareness
  • Scripting knowledge for automation tasks (python, shell scripting)
  • Knowledge of system and infrastructure automation
  • Container knowledge
  • Public Cloud familiarity

Team and Team size:

  •  The Advanced Engineering team will be 6-8 engineers with various and complimentary skills working together to accomplish the delivery of new features into our environment

Working Time:

  •  Normal core business hours are between 7:00am and 5:00pm with limited after hours work based on release schedules.

Interview Process:

  •  a. How many rounds?
    • Not more than 2 rounds but we might be able to make a decision with 1 interview.
  • b. Video vs. phone?
    • It will be myself and a couple others from my team. A phone interview is fine.
  • c. How technical will the interviews be?
    • The position is for a Sr. Engineer/Architect so we will be asking fairly technical questions.
    • There won’t be a coding test or a hands on test but we will be asking specific technical questions to determine the depth of knowledge the candidate has on different technologies.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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