Datacentre Engineer - Manchester - £50k

Greywood Associates Ltd
Stockport, UK
21 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
DataCenter Engineer required for a busy tech firm based near Manchester Airport. You will be a member of the Datacentre team who are responsible for deploying, configuring and handling a range of equipment. The Data Center Engineer will possess extensive technical knowledge, interpersonal and good communication skills to ensure projects and tasks are completed on time and meeting customer expectations. This firm is looking for an organized, detail-oriented, and results-driven individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.


You're responsible for maintaining the Infrastructure that includes day-to-day operation of the company's datacentre facility, including, but not limited to:
  • Prioritizing requests to deploy servers, storage, and network devices to meet business deadlines
  • Troubleshooting of Servers, Storage and Network Hardware, Software, and Configuration of all components
  • Inventory management for servers, components, and cables for operational consistency
  • Track and trend operational characteristics within the datacentre environments
  • Track and communicate progress of assignments and projects using web-based tools
  • Prepare & present weekly status reports of assignments/projects at weekly staff meetings
  • Install/remove/relocate distributed systems, to include: servers, storage, and SAN hardware in the VMware's data centers
  • Install/remove/relocate patch cables for systems and storage hardware
  • Managing the floor, cabinet space, cooling, power, network port, and all consumable capacities (cables, rail kits, etc)
  • Ensure compliance with datacentre standards, policies, and processes via the defined change control process
  • Train/mentor junior level tech staff in various technical areas, systems, network and storage

  • 4+ years of Windows server administration.
  • Solid understanding of VMware ESXi troubleshooting
  • VMWare (Build, implementation, clustering, networking, upgrading, migration, administration etc.)
  • Fibre Channel Storage
  • General to advanced working knowledge of automation, network principles and tools
  • Strong working knowledge of server hardware (rack and blade form factors).
  • Previous responsibilities in a complex, enterprise data centre environment. Specifically, 4+ years' experience with implementation, maintenance, and analysis of servers, storage, and network
  • Ability to learn quickly and address issues as they arise during normal working hours, or when on call
  • Proven documentation and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment


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