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VMWare Server Specialist

  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 28/02/2018
  • Job reference: J382260A

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VMware/Linux Server Specialist - Bristol - 6-month contract

VMware/Linux Server Specialist required to join a multinational insurance company based in Bristol on a 6-month contract.

The Role:

You will be the technical expert for the Linux technology domain supporting the design, development and strategy for the platform.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsibility for regional technology lifecycle and ongoing maintenance and evolution of the respective technology platform.
  • Responsibility for regional design of infrastructure and server-based solutions according to Global standards.
  • Provide Infrastructure services, and 3rd level support to the Provisioning and Operations function (on- & offshore).
  • Engineer (Build) and test solutions, document accordingly and handover to operation team.
  • Provide consultancy services to other domains, project managers, account managers and clients.
  • Drive process improvement initiatives (e.g. Automation, documentation & transition to offshore team)
  • Perform pro-active maintenance, including firmware, software upgrades, license keys, patching, hardening, vulnerability management, capacity management, inventory management, etc.
  • Proactively determine Systems Health based on monitoring solutions and reports from tools as additional source of information to identify existing and upcoming drops in system Health and initiate/take counter measurements to return to a sustainable Health state (Health Analyst Function)
  • Use tuning tools to optimise performance of the virtualisation platform


  • Very good expertise in one or more of the assigned technologies, respective multi-year hands on and vendor-approved accreditations is a prerequisite.
  • Curiosity and passion for topics around IT infrastructure delivery and operation excellence.
  • Process oriented thinking, structured approach and familiarity with the ITIL process of an international IT Service delivery organisation with offshore presence
  • Very good conceptual thinking and understanding of the core processes to manage IT infrastructure (build & run)
  • Experience in technically leading large infrastructure projects including refreshes
  • Communicative and team-minded personality with a high sense of responsibility and quality and the ability to create plans and coordinate the delivery over multiple teams

If successful, you will be required to undergo the following pre-employment checks:

  • Criminal Records Bureau check
  • Credit Check

If this role is of interest to you please submit your CV in the first instance.

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