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Datacentre Engineer - Bournemouth - up to £55K

  • Location:

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    IT & Infrastructure Support

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000 per annum + good benefits and training

  • Contact:

    Mark Howarth

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Datacentre Engineer is required to join a highly progressive and internationally renowned company from their one of their EMEA offices based in the Bournemouth area.

The role of the Datacentre Engineer will be to implement, maintain and develop key technologies including compute hardware platforms, enterprise storage, virtualisation and backup & data replication technologies.

You will be expected to:

  • To support blade enclosures, rack mount servers, Storage Area Networks, storage arrays, VMware and the backup and data replication technologies within the datacentre environments
  • To monitor and optimise the performance of backup and replication tasks to ensure they complete successfully and efficiently
  • To optimise the VMware infrastructure to increase performance and server consolidation
  • Closely monitor server and storage capacity and utilisation, proactively adjusting as necessary and planning for future growth
  • Ensuring that detailed system documentation is produced and frequently reviewed as the solutions evolve
  • To provision new servers, storage data protection as required
  • Working on projects to implement new or updated technologies. Acting as the technical lead on Datacentre Services technologies in joint projects with the wider IT function
  • To perform 3rd line infrastructure support as part of the wider global Infrastructure Team

The ideal candidate for this role will have at least 3-5 years' experience within an infrastructure / networking position and preferably have some strong experience working with a datacentre environment

You will have experience within the following area:

  • Working experience of EMC VNX storage arrays or AFA solutions including Pure Storage arrays
  • Strong commercial experience working with VMware - experience of supporting vSphere 6 or later essential. VCP 6.5 qualification highly desirable
  • Experience of Cisco UCS or other blade centre technologies

Furthermore, experience within some, if not all of the following areas would be desirable:

  • Cisco Nexus fabric switch management
  • Good understanding of Fibre Channel Networking principals
  • EMC RecoverPoint
  • VMware Horizon View
  • vRealize Operations Manager
  • Good understanding of networking topologies, security principles, backup and replication technologies
  • Good understanding of storage principles and technologies

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company who would be able to offer further training and career opportunities to the right candidate along with a fantastic benefits package.