Network Operations Virtualisation Specialist

Job Description

Duties include:
The design, build, management and monitoring of 3rd Party Hosted platforms on virtualised infrastructure running on VMWare
Provide support for 3rd Party Providers in accordance with the agreed Operational procedures
Integration of virtualised platforms into the Network topologies based on Cisco and Juniper technologies
Datacentre installation and base configuration of new equipment for all customers
Equipment upgrades and re-provisioning of equipment when required
Proactive system monitoring and integration into current monitoring systems
Future development of current IP platforms across the entire Global Infrastructure including the Core ISP network
Liaise with 3rd party suppliers for hardware/software procurement
Take part in the Network Operations 24/7 on call rota and provide second line response to 24x7call-outs if required
Ad hoc project work such as new datacentre builds etc
Day to day network management of the core ISP and Office networks

Skills and experience required:
Extensive technical knowledge of virtualisation technologies, in particular VMWare in the Enterprise
Detailed knowledge on VMWare specific technologies such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, vSwitch and HA
Familiarity and good knowledge of storage and hyper-converged infrastructures
Extensive professional work experience in deploying, operating and maintaining computer, information, and network systems in a large multi-platform network environments
Excellent written and oral communication and technical documentation skills
Self-motivated and strong organisational skills
A good working knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol and Open Systems Interconnect Model (OSI)
Knowledge and understanding of the components present in enterprise networks such as Firewall, Switches and Application Load balancing devices
Ability to work under own initiative in high pressure environment

Desirable:
VMware VCP or similar qualifications
Industry recognised certifications for vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Citrix
Detailed experience of ISP Networking environment including BGP, ISIS, MPLS
Detailed Knowledge of Telecommunications
Scripting languages such as Perl