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VMWare Engineer

  • Salary: £294 - £378 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Wicklow
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 01/08/2017
  • Job reference: J371494A

Position: VMWare Engineer
Location: Arklow, Co. Wicklow (Approx 1 hour outside of Dublin)
Salary: €350 - €450 per day (This is Negotiable) Depending on Experience
Contract Type: 12 Month Contract (Strong Potential for Contract Extension

VMWARE ENGINEER

Our client a leading Financial Services Organisation based in Arklow. Co Wicklow are looking for an experienced VMWare Engineer join their team on initial 6-12 Month contract with strong potential for further contract extensions.

As a member of the IT team, you will work directly with our client's business customers, developing, deploying, and supporting IT solutions, in a fast paced and challenging environment. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and experience in many diverse technologies that you already know, and also learn about the ones you don't.

VMWare Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Maintain reliable, secure and high performing systems in a multi-domain, multi-site Windows Active Directory, EMC storage arrays, VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0, Windows 2008/2012 servers.
  • Maintain, upgrade, and implement improvements to the VMWare virtual infrastructure.
  • Maintain VM templates for building servers in the virtual environment.
  • Proactively monitor event logs for changes or errors and take appropriate actions to resolve issues.
  • Log all service requests, including detailed problem descriptions, updates and resolutions into our incident tracking system.
  • Manage available virtual and storage resources within the infrastructure environment.
  • Collaborate with team members to resolve problems.
  • Perform upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages as necessary.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for updates made to the infrastructure environment.
  • Additional duties/assignments as assigned and prioritized by management.
  • Design and support diverse IT business solutions, including: Virtualization, Security, and Cloud based deployments
  • Design the expansion, and support of our Co-Location and Hosting solutions
  • Develop and implement Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions
  • Identify and research emerging technologies

VMWare Engineer KEY Requirements/Skills:

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in related Information Technology discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of VMware experience including host platform security, server consolidation, and server virtualization
  • Be experienced in installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, operating, and administering enterprise data center servers and operating systems including ESX VMWare, Microsoft Windows Server, Linux (SuSe, RedHat, ...)
  • Solid hands-on technical background
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies (VMWare 5.x/6.x)
  • Experienced working with Citrix, EMC SAN, and expanding VM environment.
  • Experienced with equipment configuration, diagnosis, problems report tracking, assisting with diagnosis to repair, performance monitoring, software updates, preventative maintenance, facilitating replacement of failed equipment.
  • Serves as a Level 2 support for server problems including: -Windows [2008 / 2012] -Linux (SUSE and Red Hat, current versions) -VM Ware questions/problems, server applications.
  • Bare metal install and support of VMware ESXi. VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is a plus.
  • Configuration and support of Windows 2012 Server, and Exchange Server.
  • Knowledge of Windows infrastructure technologies (AD, DNS, MS Clustering)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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