Platform Lead Engineer - NetApp, Cisco UCS, VMware

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Platform Lead Engineer - NetApp, Cisco UCS, VMware

Lead Engineer required on a contract basis in Whiteley

Job Description

Platform Lead Engineer - NetApp, Cisco UCS, VMware.
Whiteley, Hampshire
6 Month contract
circa £450-£500 per day
Immediate start for the right candidate
Must be eligible or hold current SC Clearance

ROLE PURPOSE
The Technical Platform Lead Engineer position has technical responsibility for providing technical leadership to the other engineers and will be focused around the smooth running of the platform ensuring server, storage, network and hypervisor availability is maintained at the highest level. This is achieved by performing routine maintenance, testing failover and back up, implementing best practices etc. As a senior engineer you will be responsible for supporting the Tier 2 and build teams with complex incidents, problem ownership to resolution and performing changes adhering to ITIL principles at all times.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Technical Leadership across multiple discipline Team
- Provide prompt technical assistance on customer incidents when Tier 1 skills have exhausted a resolution
- Find technical solutions to problems where necessary and practical, without compromising the commercial viability of current and future platform solutions.
- To stay up to date and accredited within the current technologies.
- Capturing repeat faults and undertaking root cause analysis.
- Proactive identification of fault trends.
- Where required perform the 'Lead Engineer' role for incident and problem management through to problem resolution.
- Support the Service Delivery / Transition Manager in the delivery of Support against agreed requirements.

PERSON REQUIREMENTS:

- Minimum of 2 years' experience of FlexPod technology stack for configuring, troubleshooting and administering all areas with deep technical expertise in at least two areas:

o NetApp Storage based around ONTAP and CDOT
o Cisco UCS Compute platform Cisco Nexus data centre switches
o VMware VSphere 5.0 to 5.5 administration
- Proven high level understanding of Service Provider networks (MPLS)
- Datacentre Networking Experience (Nexus 7K and 9K)
- Experience of administering/troubleshooting Cisco ASA Firewalls;
- Experience of administering/troubleshooting Windows Server Operating Systems;
- Experience of administering/troubleshooting of Linux Operating Systems;
- Exposure to managing PCI-DSS compliant environments;

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate or qualified by experience
- NCDA / NCIE certification - Desirable
- CCNP Data Centre - Desirable
- ITIL Foundation certification - Desirable

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