Data Centre / VMWare Engineer - Banking
This is a tremendous opportunity with a global financial services institution where you would be part of a team in charge of Data Centre relocation project which will last until late 2023. Therefore, this represents a fairly long term opportunity for the right individual!
The role will involve :
Support of the organisation's VMware virtualisation estate which includes the hypervisor and associated management software layers, server hardware, storage hardware and adjunct technologies.
Planning and migration of workloads from legacy converged platforms to replacement new
Undertaking visits to Datacentre locations to support underlying technologies.
Proactively monitor and enhance the virtualisation environment by ensuring alerts generated by the system are managed and progressed.
Evaluate emerging security threats and action / implement patching schedules to protect the organisation's systems against threats accordingly
Integrate automated processes where relevant and appropriate
Working with the organisation's architecture team to recommend and scope tactical and strategic enhancements to the organisation's EMEA IT environment, engaging 3rd party suppliers where appropriate.
Managing the environment's hardware and software life cycles, ensuring that the organisation's systems do not become affected by end-of-life or end-of-support milestones.
You will the need following to be considered for this role :
Excellent knowledge of distributed, highly virtualised environments running business critical applications across regions.
Demonstratable exposure to current enterprise datacentre technologies and practices
Good networking knowledge, fundamental understanding of TCP/IP, DNS
Good storage knowledge, fundamental understanding of block and file storage protocols
Excellent VMware and datacentre technologies skills (Storage - SAN, NAS and associated protocols, Enterprise Backup products etc)
A strong banking / financial services background
Hands on experience in datacentre environments
Strong practical experience of managing the implementation and administration of VMware technologies including vCenter, ESXi, Site Recovery Manager, vSAN, vROps etc.
Experienced with converged / hyper converged enterprise platform e.g., VxBlock / VxRail / VxRack
Working knowledge of Zerto as either a disaster recovery or migration tool
Working knowledge of 'blade' type enterprise server hardware - e.g., Cisco UCS
Good knowledge of networking in relation to VMware e.g., TCP/IP, vDS etc.
Knowledge of enterprise storage technologies including associated storage protocols e.g Dell Unity / Netapp
Knowledge of scripting / automation technologies - Powershell or similar API's.
Good understanding of Windows client / server operating systems and associated infrastructures
Familiarity with backup solutions for highly virtualised environments.
Ideally VMware VCP-DCV qualified.
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