Virtualisation SME - VMWare Nutanix - Remote and DC On-site - 6 Months

CDW Limited

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by CDW Limited

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35 - £35 Daily

Global IT Solutions Company requires a suitably skilled and experienced Virtualisation SME for their established client based in London. This role is remote working but would involve some travel to DC's that are based in Slough, London and Welwyn Garden City

Virtualisation SME

Location: Remote Working and some travel to DC's

Contract Length: 6 months

Day Rate: Negotiable Day Rate - Inside IR35

Key Skills & Experience:


  • Current and previous versions of VMWare and Nutanix and related technologies
  • Scripting and programming languages such as PowerShell, Bash and Python
  • Hardware troubleshooting and fault diagnosis (Dell, Cisco UCS, IBM, HP)
  • Ability to tune Network, Storage, Server and Virtualisation layers for optimal performance and reliability
  • Networking Protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN's)
  • Disk provisioning, expansion and de-provisioning activities
  • Server snapshot administration and other OS related virtualisation tasks
  • DNS and IP address administration
  • Firewall configuration activities
  • Fluent in Backup and Recovery processes and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Clustering, High-Availability, Replication and Disaster Recovery techniques
  • Excellent Performance Tuning skills, in-depth knowledge of system internals
  • Ability to interpret and implement CIS security hardening recommendations in a controlled manner
  • Acute awareness of Security and Auditing requirements in a regulated environment

Highly Desirable:

  • AWX/Ansible Tower
  • Git, Ansible, Terraform and TeamCity
  • Serena Deployment Automation (SDA) and Jenkins
  • Kubernetes and Docker
  • Infrastructure as Code Principles and practices.
  • Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Development (CD) Principles and practices
  • Agile, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps Principles and practices
  • Active Directory, LDAP and Kerberos
  • IBM Tivoli/Netcool
  • Cloud computing - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings across Azure, AWS, GCP and Oracle
  • Knowledge of data security governance and regulations such as GDPR and SOX


  • Current and previous versions of Microsoft Windows Server and related technologies
  • Current and previous versions of RHEL, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and related technologies
  • Dell EMC PowerStore (SAN) and Isilon (NAS)
  • Rubrik, EMC Networker, Data Domain and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
  • CyberArk
  • Splunk
  • Qualys
  • Cisco Tetration
  • ServiceNow
  • JIRA and Confluence

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement tools and processes for efficient and effective operational management of the environment
  • Define and implement service catalogue whilst ensuring workload is kept within defined parameters
  • Produce clear supporting documentation to provide first and second-line of support
  • Provide deep technical assessments of ticket queues to identify and address issues in a holistic manner
  • Perform root cause analysis to resolve any technical issues that escalate
  • Strive to permanently eliminate issues through automation opportunities and sustainable long-term fixes
  • Partner with SRE team to identify areas for continuous improvement, automation and self-service
  • Ensure all project/investment workloads are delivered according to plans and budget defined
  • Liaise with Infrastructure Control and IT Risk teams to satisfy internal and external audit requests
  • Manage the life cycle of virtualisation products and maintain strong relationships with vendor partners
  • Effectively manage Vulnerability Management and Security Compliance remediation agenda
  • Deputise for team lead when required to do so and act-up accordingly
  • Take part in On-Call & weekend work rotation; triaging and addressing production issues as they arise
  • Identify cost saving and optimisation opportunities across the group
  • Build strong working relationships across the organisation
  • Adhere to the core values of the bank


  • Perform daily health and compliance checks for all systems as required
  • Ensure all Virtualisation systems are backed up successfully and any issues are promptly resolved
  • Validate monitoring alerts and batch job failures are detected promptly and satisfactorily resolved
  • Ensure sufficient capacity is available to accommodate drive growth
  • Respond to emails sent to the team distribution list/mailboxes in a timely manner
  • Handle incidents and requests with efficiency and a customer first mindset
  • Maintain Virtualisation platforms in a highly available, reliable, secure and performant manner
  • General Virtualisation maintenance activities
  • Provide technical support to application support and development teams
  • Provide consultancy to application support and development teams
  • Execute disaster recovery procedures when necessary and take part in regular DR tests
  • Ensure patches and security updates are applied as per defined policies
  • Develop and maintain all operational procedures to ensure they are current and accurate

Reference: 1737502116

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