VMware Architect - Central London - £60,000 - £70,000 Benefits
The VMware Architect will be involved in designing, certifying and deploying my clients VMware infrastructure along with configuring back end storage and the associated connectivity. They will need to have the ability to deploy new products and services. The VMware Architect will also act as an escalation point for the IT support team when dealing with intricate customer faults whilst also working alongside the provisioning team to deploy complex customer solutions.
The VMware Architect will be responsible for managing the strategy for the VMware infrastructure, managing ESXi hosts, upgrades, storage, maintenance and the general wellbeing of the platform. Planning, monitoring and managing capacity when mapping out processes and upgrades is also an important aspect of the VMware Architect role.
* Collaborate with the IT Manager and other VMware Architects to develop and maintain their wholesale VMware infrastructure hosting platform * Ensure that the platform is maintained to maximise customer uptime and continue the delivery of an excellent service to customers * Provide both technical advice and support into projects in conjunction with other teams * Create and maintain technical documentation of the Infrastructure Architecture to a detailed level * Deal with any escalations from the 3rd Line Infrastructure team and any Architecture escalation cases through SalesForce * Provide support for the deployment of new solutions and services * Provide training to colleagues where required
Technical skills required for the VMware Architect position:
* Previous experience in high-level and low-level design * Extensive working knowledge of VMware * Working knowledge of switching within VMware * Good understanding around either ESXi command lines or Linux command lines * Strong knowledge of storage technologies within a virtualised environment (SAN, NAS, Node Based Storage) * Excellent knowledge on orchestration layers (preferably Abiquo orchestration platform) * Understanding of Cloud Security and client segregation on VLANs * VMware Certified or better
Soft skills required for the VMware Architect position:
* Identify critical issues quickly and work towards a solution efficiently * Process and teamwork-oriented approach when dealing with colleagues and external customers * Self-motivated; good timekeeping, and customer-value work ethic * Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills: gathering evidence, investigating solutions, considering implications for the business, goal-orientated * Excellent organisational skills * The ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical users/colleagues * Good communication skills, both written and verbal
If you are interested in joining a company who invest in both the latest technology and their staff then please apply for the VMware Architect position with a copy of your updated CV and Alastair will be in touch.