Virtualisation Engineer - VMware

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Virtualisation Engineer - VMware

VMware engineer required for a leading communications and IT provider!

Job Description

Virtualisation Engineer - VMware
Cambridge
up to £40,000 pa + benefits, training, mentoring and opportunities for progression!

This is a fantastic opportunity at the largest, business-only, end-to-end communications and IT provider in the UK. Having experienced exceptional growth over the last 5 years, they are now expandinf further and require a driven individual to join our Engineering department.

The Role
The successful candidate will already have 3-5 years previous experience in configuring, maintaining and supporting enterprise virtualisation-based solutions (VMware / Hyper-V), which will include experience in specialised backup and DR solutions. You will work alongside the network engineering team to provide support to external customers as well as internal systems, assisting with planning and execution of projects from a remote perspective.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for supporting both external customers and internal Hyper-V and VMware-based infrastructures, acting as the go-to person for general day-to-day support and maintenance
• Looking after new (and existing) customers who we bring into support, proving remote support and expertise
• Perform network technology evaluations, review the lead architect’s designs and ensure compliance to standards and best practices etc.
• Monitor and optimise the virtual infrastructure for scalability, availability and resilience, providing recommendations if necessary
• Perform troubleshooting to remediate hardware and services issues
• Provide and maintain architectural and support documentation for the network environment
• Support the Security team to identify and address vulnerabilities in virtual systems
• Perform capacity and utilisation monitoring and analysis
• Be approachable to other departments where necessary, such as the networking team

Essential Knowledge
• Certification (or knowledge equivalent of) VMware Certified Professional 4/5/6/6.5
• Experience supporting and knowledge of storage systems
• Experience implementing and supporting virtualisation backup solutions
• Experience in monitoring technologies (i.e. Veeam Availability Suite, VMware monitoring)
• Experience of troubleshooting hardware and software issues
• Experience supporting the Microsoft stack (Exchange,
SQL etc.)
• Knowledge of the following: SSL certificates
Desirable
• Experience with Active Directory
• Experience with Office 365
• Security experience (such as security hardening and awareness of firewall rules and ports)

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Key Consultant

Aaron Lofthouse

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I specialise in virtualisation and storage recruitment. I’m constantly speaking to candidates working for some of the industry’s biggest and most interesting players. I secure new opportunities for engineers, consultants and architects. This includes pre and post sales delivery, as well as end users.