Lead Infrastructure Analyst VMWare,Storage,Linux

Concept Resourcing
60000.00 - 76000.00 GBP Annual + + Bonus, Good benefits.
16 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Lead Infrastructure Analyst - VMWare, Virtualisation, Scripting, Storage - London

WORLD LEADING TELECOMS HOUSE. With plush modern offices in the heart of London, free gym, subsidised canteen and onsite bar, my client can offer a state art environment and a first class career at the forefront of the telecoms arena. A full benefits package, LARGE PENSION and LARGE BONUS are on offer. Flexible working hours. Currently looking for a Lead Infrastructure Analyst.

The GroupIT Infrastructure Delivery team develops and implements the infrastructure strategy for office and Business Systems infrastructure based upon the roadmap set out by the Architecture group. It also undertakes 3rd and 4th line support and operational duties for all Group IT servers and defines process and procedures for the operation of GroupIT's infrastructure and platform applications.

The Infrastructure Delivery team is responsible for the delivery, evolution and extended support of my clients corporate and business system IT infrastructure across multiple geographic locations.

Infrastructure Delivery also provides extended support to the IT operations and application support functions and shares the responsibility for the smooth running of all of Group IT's operational systems.

The Lead Infrastructure Analyst is responsible for key corporate and business application infrastructure delivery, evolution and advanced support and operations. This infrastructure comprises the SPARC, Wintel and appliance based server estate, incorporating VMware, Windows, Solaris and RHEL.

For a full list of responsibilities (too large to put here) please apply and I will send. Here are the skills we ae ideally looking for:

Essential knowledge and skills:

Demonstrable experience in IT Infrastructure provisioning within operational environments.

Knowledge and practical experience to the level of Senior System Engineer for the majority of the following technical areas:

?? Expert understanding of one or more UNIX base operating systems, with one or more of Solaris and Linux being an advantage, particularly RHEL and derivatives

?? Knowledge and experience of deployment to one or more of public/hybrid/private cloud platforms backed by experience of doing this in a business context (Private cloud does not mean VMware) - ideally the candidate will have experience of provisioning to AWS.

?? Good knowledge of one or more scripting languages such Shell script, Perl, Python etc.

?? Knowledge of Orchestration / Automation technologies as well as demonstrated competence in one or more of the leading toolsets such as Chef, Ansible, Salt, Puppet etc.

Desirable knowledge and skills (differentiators):


?? Experience of working in a DevOps driven environment, specifically around automated and repeatable provisioning and maintenance of Infrastructure elements.

?? Knowledge of networking principles (ideally in a Cisco environment).

?? Knowledge and experience of formal business operations procedures (e.g. ITIL)

?? Good infrastructure services knowledge (SMTP, DNS, DHCP, RADIUS)

?? Strong understanding of Security principles, practices and technologies in relation to infrastructure.

?? Understanding (and ideally experience of) of Disaster Recovery Planning and testing.

?? Any ability to carry out forensic analysis of infrastructure logs to support investigation of security events

?? VMWare - experience of build, configuration, on-going support and maintenance of standalone and vCenter-clustered environments including network and storage configuration against best operational and security practice.

?? Knowledge / Capability of alternate virtualisation products (Solaris Zones, Hyper-V)