Infrastructure Engineer - Wintel

Seismic Ltd
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Infrastructure Engineer - Wintel

Location: Southampton

Primary Role:

We have a long-term contract opportunity to work with our client in the delivery of infrastructure solutions for Wintel servers. The successful contract engineer will assist with the delivery of infrastructure solutions across multiple technologies and in specialist areas of expertise: desktops, virtualisation, automation, storage and Active Directory.

Prior experience of working in high scale and in high quality delivery environments is essential.

Primary Technical Responsibilities:

Install, maintain and configure VMware estate

Manage the deployment stack, associated technologies and asset deployment build processes

Deploy operating systems to both physical and virtual guests

Documenting standards and configuration guides owned by the team

Configure OS Roles and features (Clustering, IIS etc.)

Monitor, troubleshoot and analyse performance

Validation testing

Support application integration and testing

Teach and mentor less experienced colleagues


Senior hands on experience with mid to large scale VMware deployments including implementing, troubleshooting, managing, configuring, and patching.

Ability to gather technical requirements necessary for the design, development and implementation of enterprise virtualisation solutions.

Previous exposure to performance and capacity planning, monitoring, virtualisation analysis and consolidation activities.

Knowledge of backup and recovery best practices including the ability to design and recommend backup solutions for virtual environment architectures, replication methodologies and differences between RTO/RPO's across various technologies.

Knowledge of scripting, automation techniques, and associated toolsets such as MDT, SCORCH, PowerShell.

Previous exposure to large project teams and deployments as well as delivering small projects with minimal supervision and direction.

5+ years in depth technical experience of Windows server technology

3+ years' experience supporting and/or engineering Windows server solutions in an enterprise environment (3000+ desktops)

3+ years' experience of working in a structured ITIL environment with a demonstrable understanding of standard roles and processes.


SAN Storage (FC, FCoE, 3PAR, MSA)

VMware virtualisation technologies. (vSphere, vCenter, HA, DRS, SRM, vMotion, Distributed Switches)

Citrix (Netscaler, XenApp, XenDesktop)

Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft's security model (GPO, NTFS, File Shares, Domain structures, User rights, and directories).

Scripting / process automation skills (i.e. VBScript, Powershell, DOS etc.) and a solid understanding of their appropriate use.

HP hardware (C7000, Blades, FlexFabric, VirtualConnect, Proliant)

Desirable Certifications:


MCSE Windows Server 2008/12/16

Citrix CCP or CCE

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