Senior Virtualization Engineer

Baxter International, Inc.
Remote and Chicago, IL
Senior Virtualization Engineer search at Baxter International, Inc.
Baxter International, Inc. has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Virtualization Engineer.

Baxter International, Inc. is a global medical equipment manufacturing company that provides solutions for diagnostic, critical care, nutrition, kidney care, hospital and surgical products to millions of patients, caregivers, and providers. 

For 90 years, Baxter has been making an impact at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers who make it happen. 

Baxter’s portfolio of products, therapies, and digital health solutions is available in more than 100 countries, building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.

Baxter’s acquisition of Hillrom in 2021 has formed one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, centered around a shared vision to transform healthcare. 

Baxter invests in companies with innovative technologies, products, and therapies that accelerate growth and advance patient care. Each investment opportunity undergoes a rigorous evaluation process to determine if it has the potential to address unmet clinical needs and offer sustainable long-term growth. Baxter’s investment focus includes therapeutic areas complementary to Baxter’s presence in critical, hospital, nutritional, renal and surgical care, as well as cutting-edge technology and therapies.

Baxter supports the pioneering efforts of clinicians and scientists through its research and external funding and university partnerships to those who are focused on innovative research, and continuing education for healthcare professionals.

Senior Virtualization Engineer Position Overview

The Senior Virtualization Engineer will lead the efforts to plan, scope, and manage all aspects of healthcare VM deployments for Baxter’s healthcare customers. This role reports to the Director of Digital Health and Business Intelligence. 

The Senior Virtualization Engineer provides advanced level engineering and support of server virtualization environments across customer on-premise solutions, and will administer the operating systems and core applications while ensuring the environment is managed to meet best practice standards and agreed service availability (SLA’s). 

The Senior Virtualization Engineer will also design, build and deploy virtual systems, networks and architectures in VMWare and hybrid environments in support of Baxter Healthcare Digital solutions and medical devices.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline. 
  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • VCP certification a plus.


  • Minimum 8 years working in a large-scale VMware environment.
  • Advanced experience in Linux operating and system administration.
  • Kubernetes and Docker/Container experience.
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) experience.
  • Previous experience with Cloud computing technologies such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure platforms.
  • Experience in file sharing: NFS, OpenEBS, Block Storage.

Attributes/skill sets:

  • Ability to work directly with customers in a professional consultative manner.
  • Ability to work in evenings, including the weekends and holidays, as needed. 
  • Strong communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

This is a remote opportunity that does entail travel to client sites and occasional visits to Baxter’s U.S. headquarters in Chicago.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.

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