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Storage Infrastructure Engineer

  • Salary: On Call + OT + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Virtualisation
  • Date posted: 04/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375207A

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To monitor and maintain the Storage and Virtual infrastructures, encompassing Core EMC Storage, VMware hypervisor environments. In support of these activities Capacity management will also be a requirement.


  • Monitor and maintain Core Storage infrastructure to Operational standards
  • Work collaboratively with 3rd party support organisations to maintain Storage infrastructure to recommended standards
  • Maintain all Storage Management Processes
  • Monitoring and Management of the core VMware infrastructure, to include performance and capacity management
  • Production of Operational and Technical Documentation to agreed standards.
  • Production of management reports detailing Storage and Virtual Server performance and trending
  • Assist Backup team as required
  • Operate a centralised Enterprise Systems Management capability.

Key Skills

  • Working knowledge and operational experience of at least one of the following :
    • EMC Storage block including VNX , Xtremio, Vplex products
    • EMC Isilon NAS (or similar scale out 1PB+ NAS)
    • Large scale VMWare infrastructures (250+ Virtual machines minimum, 2000+ preferred)
  • Windows file/folder security permissions and DFS
  • Experienced IT professional, focused on delivering an effective and efficient Storage Management capability
  • Working knowledge of VMware vSphere 5/5.5/6
    • vMotion & Storage vMotion
    • DRS
    • SRM protection
    • Snapshot management
    • P2V
  • Working Knowledge of EMC SAN and NAS technologies
    • SAN Fibre Switching and zoning principles (Brocade or Cisco)
    • Lun Masking and host configuration
    • common RAID technologies
    • Snap shot technologies
    • NAS Cif shares and replication
  • Understanding of IT management processes
  • CISCO UCS blade servers and UCS manager software (Desirable)
  • Any experience in Vrealise automation or other SDDC software (Desirable)
  • VMware certified professional (Desirable)
  • EMC certified Storage administrator (Desirable)
  • Commvault certified administrator (Desirable)
  • Ability to travel to other sites.
  • UK Driving License required.
  • Work out of hours for planned maintenance and as part of an on call rota.


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Share Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Childcare vouchers, Health Care Cash Plan, Bike Scheme etc.
  • Free Parking
  • Free and regular shuttle bus connecting to local bus and train stations and the city centre.
  • Excellent location with shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a florist, hairdressers, beauty salon and nursery.
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