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VMWare Engineer - UK/Saudi

  • Location

    England, England

  • Sector:

    Telecoms

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £550.00 - £650.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Steve Brown

  • Contact email:

    Steve.Brown@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    166656SB1_1566318288

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-27

  • Start date:

    October 2019

  • Client:

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This role will require frequent travel to and extended visits of up to 30 days per trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for key parts of the delivery. The successful candidate will need to comply with and observe all laws, regulations and decrees of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when working in the country, including all laws, regulations and decrees that relate to employment and the workplace, as well as the local customs and traditions of the KSA. We would highly recommend that any candidate studies the information and advice published by the UK Government in relation to the KSA and undertakes his or her own research into the local customs and traditions of the KSA, before applying for this position. You can find further information here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/saudi-arabia

In addition to the overseas travel requirements, the candidate will need to spend a period working alongside the UK teams predominantly based in either London or Ipswich.

Travel and Subsistence will be covered by the client, specifically:
* Return flights to KSA (including Visa runs every 30 days)
* Working Visa costs which need to be renewed every 180 days
* Accommodation costs at the Al-Nakhla complex https://www.alnakhla.sa/
* A daily subsistence rate of £25 will apply for food and refreshments.
* Transport to and from the Al-Nakhla will also be provided by the client

THE ROLE

KEY SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE ROLE:
* Proven experience of working in technical operational environments
* The individual will be required to work with an established team to install and configure VMWare based products as per pre-defined designs.
* Hand on experience of configuring and managing VMWare vSphere 6 clients.
* Practical understanding of VMware HA, clustering and vMotion technologies.
* vCenter installation, configuration and management.
* Bootstrapping virtualisation environments

Some nice to haves:
* VSphere ESXi and HyperV 2012 Experience
* Cisco UCS, Source fire, Satellite, Atlassian, FireEye or McAfee Webgateway administration
* Experience in Cisco Security products
* Experienced in AD
* Support of Secure network implementations and debugging
* Configuration and management of large IP networks,
* Experience of configuring and supporting Microsoft products (AD, MIM, MSSQL)
* Experience of Platform monitoring tools and implementation strategies
* Experience in supporting SAN/NAS technologies
* Fault finding of application and Network interdependencies
* Practical working knowledge of Cybersecurity enforcing devices, such as Firewalls, Proxies and Encryption
* Practical experience of the ITIL principles

TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED TO BE:
* You must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written with the ability to produce technical reports, proposals and designs to a professional quality
* Strong ability for technical analysis and problem solving, with great attention to detail.
* Excellent organisation with strong time management skills
* Ability to maintain own continual professional development
* An Engineering based Hons Degree (BEng/MEng/BSc) or equivalent experience/qualification is essential.
* Ambition to work in or previous experience of working in a fast-paced, dynamic and growing technical environment
* Possess a full driving licence valid for use in the UK

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Preferred Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)