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Infrastructure Operations Specialist

" Provide exceptional infrastructure Knowledge and support skills to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all VMware Technologies (VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM, VROPS " Provide exceptional working knowledge EMC Technologies SAN (VNX, VMAX) Infrastructure and be one of the SME within the team. " Provide excellent knowledge of converged Infrastructure technology (vBlock) to help support the Infrastructure " Provide excellent knowledge of VMware vROPS

Job Description

Infrastructure Operations Specialist
Hampshire
6 months +

Due to the urgent nature of the role candidates must have current SC Security Clearance

My client is currently looking to recruit a Infrastructure Operations Specialist for a 6 month contract based in Winchester.

Responsibilities include:

" Provide exceptional infrastructure Knowledge and support skills to be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all VMware Technologies (VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM, VROPS
" Provide exceptional working knowledge EMC Technologies SAN (VNX, VMAX) Infrastructure and be one of the SME within the team.
" Provide excellent knowledge of converged Infrastructure technology (vBlock) to help support the Infrastructure
" Provide excellent knowledge of VMware vROPS
" Provide operational support and maintenance and 3rd line escalation for within the core IT infrastructure, this includes:
o Data-centre and IT facilities
o Storage infrastructure (EMC)
o Backup infrastructure (EMC Networker)
o Data Centre Comms Engineering
o Virtualisation infrastructure (VMWARE)
" Develop an excellent level of understanding of the core IT Infrastructure
" Experience in building scalable, fault tolerant infrastructure platform
" Lead development and build of the IT Infrastructure Projects
" Participate and assist within the Design Team for IT Infrastructure projects
" Participate in the development of core IT infrastructure as defined by the IT Infrastructure Manager
" Participate in the out-of-hours on-call support rota
" Participate in tasks and projects related to core IT infrastructure as defined by the Infrastructure & Data Centre Manager
" Constructively contribute to the continuous improvement approach within the IT Infrastructure and Technical Services department
" Promote an effective Safety, Health and Environment culture, to ensure a safe and healthy working environment within area of operation.
" Maintain a secure working environment in line with the requirements of the Security Policy in order to protect individuals, information and assets.
" Responsible & Accountable for Backups, VMware Virtualisation and SAN Infrastructure

Skills / experience required:

" Work with the Technology department to deliver related designs and improvements
" Identify opportunities for service improvement and team efficiency
" Actively contribute to the core ITIL related processes across the IT department
" Produce any relevant documentation and reports related to the Technical Operations Department
" Ensure that external service providers meet their agreed SLAs
" Participate in tasks and initiatives as defined by the Infrastructure & Data Centre Manager
" Constructively contribute to continuous improvement within the IT Division
" Delegate for the Data Centre & Infrastructure Manager when required

Essential

" Technical Support or IT Infrastructure background
" Exceptional working knowledge of VMware vSphere, Horizon View, SRM
" Exceptional working knowledge EMC SAN (VNX, VMAX) Infrastructure
" Excellent working knowledge of storage technologies (SAN/NAS)
" Excellent working knowledge of Converged Infrastructure (vBlocks)
" Exceptional working knowledge of general IT Infrastructure, this includes:
- Data-centre and IT facilities
- vBlocks
- Storage infrastructure (EMC)
- Backup infrastructure
- Network infrastructure
- Virtualisation infrastructure (VMware)
" Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft client & Redhat and server products
" Excellent report writing skills
" Experience of working with client and server hardware
" Excellent understanding of current IT and industry initiatives
" Excellent communication skills

Desirable:

- Experience of working with EMC SAN technologies
- Experience of working within a Data Centre environment
- Experience of EMC Back-Up Solutions
- Experience of Broccade SAN fabric technology
" Experience of working in large server rooms
" Previous experience of working within a corporate IT department
" Previous experience working in IT or Telecommunications industries

Qualifications required:

" Full Driving License
" ITIL Foundation
" Excellent presentation and effective communication skills
" Previous experience of delivering complex infrastructure requirements
" University degree or equivalent industry experience
" Broad technical understanding of the technical environments for which the role is accountable
" VMware VCP
" SC Clearance Required

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Luke Dunford

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I am responsible for sourcing the best IT talent for our corporate services clients. I excel in covering all IT contract roles, from first-line support to programme managers and entry level developers to enterprise architects.