VMWare\Server Administrator

Job Type:
Digital Workspace
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

VMware Server Administrator

Hybrid - Telford 3- 4 days a week on site - will be reduced after a period of time

We are actively looking to secure a VMware Server Administrator to join Experis.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Job Purpose/The Role:

We are currently looking for a VMWare\Server Administrator with a proven track record in managing and implementing complex IT solutions. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in MS Windows Server, VMware vSphere (ESXi and vCentre), NSX-T, VMware Cloud Director, Horizon View 8, VDI, Physical and Virtual infrastructure, FC-SAN, Windows Server AD/DS, DNS, DHCP, Remote Desktop Services (RDS), VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer, a full understanding of PKI and relevant infrastructure, LAN/WAN technologies, Patch management, Linux distros such as Ubuntu, RHEL, third-line support, broad understanding of, Change Control, PowerShell, and Bash scripting.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, deploy, and maintain Microsoft Windows Server environments to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Manage VMware vSphere infrastructure, including vSphere/ESXi, vCenter, NSX-T, and VMware Cloud Director.
  • Implement and support Horizon View 8 and VDI solutions to meet the business requirements.
  • Administer FC-SAN environments, optimising storage solutions for performance and scalability.
  • Maintain and enhance Windows Server Active Directory (AD) and Domain Services (DS) for seamless user authentication and access control.
  • Manage DNS and DHCP services to ensure network stability and efficient IP address management.
  • Implement and support Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to facilitate secure remote access for end-users.
  • Configure and maintain VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer services for optimal application delivery and load balancing.
  • Expertise in LAN/WAN technologies, ensuring a robust and reliable network infrastructure.
  • Implement and oversee patch management processes to maintain system security and compliance.
  • Provide third-line support for escalated technical issues, collaborating with other teams to ensure timely resolutions.
  • Enforce Change Control procedures to manage and document changes in the IT environment.
  • Develop and maintain PowerShell and Bash scripts to automate routine tasks and streamline system management processes.

Your Skills:

  • Proven experience as an IT contractor in a senior role, with a focus on Microsoft Windows Server and VMware technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of FC-SAN, AD/DS, DNS, DHCP, RDS, PKI, LAN/WAN technologies, Patch management, Linux distros (Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS), and cybersecurity.
  • Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere, NSX-T, and Cloud Director.
  • Proficiency in implementing and supporting Horizon View 8 and VDI environments.
  • Strong understanding of physical and virtual infrastructure components.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work well under pressure.

Benefits Include:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical and Dental cover
  • 22 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Maternity Pay/Shared Parental leave and paternity leave
  • Sick pay

Suitable Candidates should submit CVs in the first instance.

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