£55 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
14 Sep 2017
12 Oct 2017
Devon Bickerton
Clearance Level
Job Type
Sr Principal Engineer, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Engineer shall perform design, implementation, and configuration of virtualized and physical IT architectures supporting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Participates as an infrastructure engineering representative on engineering teams for the design; development; implementation and/or integration of secure networking, computing, storage and virtualization environments.
-Participates as an infrastructure engineering representative on engineering teams for the design; development; implementation and/or integration of IT architectures; systems; or system components.
-Design, install, configure and manage VMware virtualization environment components (vSphere, vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, and NSX).
-Ensure virtualization systems are compliant within required security standards
-Develop and maintain O&S Standard Operating Procedures for VMware virtualization environment
-Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the virtualization environment including Microsoft and Linux O/S
-Supports security planning; assessment; risk analysis; and risk management
-Develop server/system migration strategies and processes for virtualized and non-virtualized environments.
-Interacts with the customer and other project team members
-Performs system or network designs that encompass multiple enclaves; to include those with differing data protection/classification requirements"

"Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

Masters Degree preferred."
"10-15 years of related systems engineering experience.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in Data Center Virtualization (DCV) and/or Cloud Management and Automation (CMA) are desired.

Demonstrated experience with VMware vSphere products and technologies.
Demonstrated experience with VMware vRealize Automation and Operations products and technologies.
Demonstrated experience with VMware NSX products and technologies.
Demonstrated experience creating and implementing workflows and blueprints for use with a VMware vRA solution (vRA, Orchestrator)
Demonstrated understanding of server virtualization concepts.
Prior experience deploying blade and rack mounted server product sets.
Demonstrated understanding of block and file-based storage system concepts.
Prior experience with storage-area-network based replication products and technologies.
Prior experience deploying backup and recovery products.
Demonstrated understanding of layer 2/3 networking technologies and concepts.
Demonstrated understanding of storage-area-network products and technologies.
Demonstrated understanding of backup, recovery, and replication technologies for virtualized environments.
Prior experience creating documentation for server virtualization environments.
Demonstrated ability to work with little or no supervision.
Demonstrated ability to define and refine server virtualization requirements for customer environments.
Demonstrated ability to interact with customers and external teams to gather critical project information.
Knowledge and experience with scripting and programming (PowerShell, Python, PERL, JavaScript, etc.) are highly preferred.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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