IT Infra Engineer - Cloud specialist

04 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Clearance Level
Job Type

Programme Description

Subject to contract award Leonardo is expecting an IT project, for a UK Government customer, to start at the end of September 2020.

It will involve taking on some legacy office IT and datacentres, building a new IT infrastructure based on cloud technology, developing a wide range of managed services to create an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment, supported by comprehensive ITIL-based support services. It will also involve migrating some legacy systems to the new IaaS environment. The new IaaS will then be operated by Leonardo until contract expiry or re-compete, 5 years from commencement.

All the work will take place around the M3/M4 corridor between London and Bristol.


How this role fits in

Shortly after the commencement of the programme, an infrastructure Implementation team will be responsible for procuring, building, installing and setting to work, the core IaaS equipment, at more than one site.

The team will report to a project manager and will contain engineers with a range of experience and skills including security, Windows infrastructure, networks, Cloud infrastructure and ITIL centric support.


This role is the Cloud Infrastructure (VMware) specialist within the team.


Role description

You will be responsible for the installation, configuration and optimisation of the VMware solution, the design for which will be provided by the Programme Architect. You will then engage as part of the team to integrate this with the Windows Infrastructure and network infrastructure to deliver a physical solution ready for testing. Following this, to participate as a team member in the physical installation and support to commissioning at multiple sites and a variety of other test procedures.

You will be working with the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), a set of software defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management.

You will report to the Project Manager - Infrastructure, with regard to tasking.

You will consult and inform the programme Lead Technical Architect with regard to Cloud technology queries.


The engagement is expected to last for 12 months. There are opportunities to transfer into a similar migration role and then an ongoing service team role within the programme.


Who would suit this role?

This role would ideally suit a talented and qualified Cloud Infrastructure engineer with particular experience in the domain of sensitive and operationally critical systems.


Key Responsibility Areas

  • Develop a good knowledge of the solution Architecture and the essential programme security policies and guidance.
  • Participate in Goods Inwards procedures
  • Undertake build and component test activities.
  • Undertake integration and sub-system test activities
  • Produce high quality documentation according to programme-specific standards
  • Participate in extensive system and service testing
  • Participate in physical installation and further testing



How will we support you?


We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through:


  • Flex-leave schemes: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Supportive relocation package: to make your move to London even more attractive
  • Award-winning pension scheme: Our multi-award-winning pension scheme includes generous employer contribution
  • Employee discount schemes: We offer you and your family an attractive range of discounts from retail and cinema to hotel bookings and vehicles benefits
  • Reserve Forces: We provide positive support to the Reserve Forces and allow employees who are Reservists to take additional time off
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare voucher scheme: We encourage working parents to save money on childcare by offering them several advantageous facilities and vouchers
  • Career break: Where appropriate, we support our employees in pursuing other interests outside the workplace


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Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required


Nationality and security clearance

The role requires the candidate to be a full UK National with a current DV clearance or at least a current SC clearance.

These factors will need to be proven by UK Security Vetting.


VMware Certified Professional

Demonstrable understanding and experience of

VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware's Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) approach using vSAN and NSX to virtualise storage and network functions

VxRail Manager including ESXi and vSAN layers

SDDC Manager

vCenter, NSX, and vRealize Suite


Highly desirable

VMware Certified Advanced Professional

NIST 800 Series

UK MOD policies: JSPs 440 and 604

Defence/MoD experience

IT infrastructure design, build and implementation projects

Cloud service implementation

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