Our client, a global provider of IT services, requires an experienced VMWARE Engineer for a 6 month+ temporary contract based in London.
Overall purpose of the role
Virtualisation and Cloud System Support role capable of managing and/or participating in projects such as SDDC / VMware / VCenter / ESX upgrades, deployments or similar.
o Current knowledge and expertise in VMware ESX/ESXi 5.x, 6.x, VMware vCenter, VMware Cloud Foundation, vRealize Operations, and other VMware products.
o VMware Certified Professional preferred.
o PowerCLI, PowerShell, and/or Python or similar coding skills with ability to use such tools for the benefits of Automation a big plus.
o Working knowledge and demonstrable experience of supporting MS Windows and/or RHEL on virtual platforms.
o HP, Dell, and Cisco UCS server hardware technologies.
o Experience working with ServiceFirst a plus.
o Good communication and presentation skills.
o Structured technical problem-solving skills with a focus on root cause analysis.
o Strong customer liaison and relationship management skills.
o Must be able to take ownership of issues and drive to ensure successful closure for the customer, peers and IT Production.
o 2+ years of experience providing support for VMware vCenter and VMware ESXi 5.x/6.x.
o 2+ years of experience in enterprise size financial organization preferred.
o 2+ years of experience with PowerCLI, PowerShell and/or Python or similar coding skills a big plus.
o VCP 5 - VCP6-DCV Certification preferred.
o Experience with Nutanix, vSAN or any other Hyperconverged Solution.
o Understanding of cloud-hosted application architecture.
o Preferred knowledge of HP, Dell, and Cisco server hardware.
o Basic knowledge of UNIX.
o Understanding of networking concepts and technologies.
o Extensive experience in working with highly technical individuals.
o Strong collaboration and communication skills.
o Self-awareness and desire to improve your skills.
o Experience of a support organisation and associated tools such as ServiceFirst.