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VMWare/Cloud Specialist

Job Title: VMWare/Cloud Specialist
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Staines, Middlesex
Salary: £400 - £450 per annum
Start Date: asap
Duration: 3-4 months
REF: 12842/001
Contact Name: Jon Cundy
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

I am currently looking for a VMWare/Cloud Specialist to work on a 3-4 month contract based in Staines. The role is to work for an award winning organisation which has achieved year on year growth since inception.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building and configuring components of the cloud management platform, from elements of the vRealize suite (including vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight) to monitoring and configuration management toolsets.
  • Creating the processes and documentation to enable our monitoring team and client support team to manage vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight
  • Documenting builds, troubleshooting guidelines and lifecycle management processes for the management platform and infrastructure.
  • Assisting with the development of layered-on services such as anti-malware and backup services.
  • Assisting with testing of the end-to-end operational processes, from client network and server deploys through to DR failovers.
  • Working with our Automation and Integration team to integrate vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight into our incident management and reporting systems
  • Creating the processes and documentation to enable our client support team to manage an NSX overlay.
  • Assisting with the documentation and operationalisation of vRealize Automation


  • Architect or senior engineering level experience (ideally with experience of design, deploy and operations of IT infrastructure)
  • Able to work effectively in a team and a cross multi-functional teams a must
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Experience in designing and managing monitoring approaches in a virtual environment (NSX monitoring experience an advantage)
  • Experience with iSCSI storage protocols an advantage
  • Knowledge and production experience of vRealize Suite, particularly vRealize Log Insight and vRealize Operations preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of NSX production deployments overlaying a L3 leaf-spine fabric an advantage.
  • Familiarity with CIS hardening standards and implementation of security hardening an advantage
  • Excellent Troubleshooting and Analytical skills
  • Additional experience of any of the following tools/technologies an advantage:
    • Solidfire storage arrays
    • iSCSI storage fabric
    • Trend Deep Security (particularly hypervisor and NSX)
    • Ansible/Ansible Tower
    • Powershell/Powershell DSC
    • Application Packaging (MSI Packager/Packer or similar)

If this role sounds of interest please contact me ASAP.