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Date Added: Mon 09/11/2020

Senior Vmware Engineer

Milton Keynes, UK
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Company: SANTANDER

Job Type: PERMANENT

Salary: Competitive

Here at Santander Technology we push the boundaries and create innovative, customer centric tech solutions for Santander. We collaborate to provide these world-class technical solutions and are embracing Agile across our business as we digitally transform our platforms and services to create the bank of the future.

Our teams embrace change and continually look for new and better ways to deliver. They collaborate to solve problems and find solutions in what can be a complex and challenging environment. Their passion for excellence and their tech is what makes Santander Technology so successful. We champion diversity, build communities and encourage learning resulting in a people orientated and balanced environment for all.

We have around 2,500 colleagues working across the UK with a further 10,000 colleagues across the globe and our presence is everywhere that Santander operates. You too could be part of our tech team serving 133 million Santander customers globally.

Our Team

The VMware support team is continually pushing the boundaries to ensure that all areas of the business are fully supported. We are a team that support, create, develop and improve and are proud to be a key area responsible for the management of data resources in Santander.

We are constantly challenging traditional ways of thinking and looking for new ways to help our customers, this approach is reflected in our exceptional people.

We are a motivated team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are truly passionate about their work and possess the enthusiasm and aim to make things happen

What we're looking for

If you are looking to move your career ahead within VMware Administration, then Santander UK VMware team could be the choice for you.

Your role will be at a senior level working within the VMware team to provide VMware administration & support in a complex high availability environment, including implementation, production support, performance monitoring and tuning, disaster recovery, upgrades, patching, data migration and automation.

The VMware Engineers liaise with Santander Technology and Santander Engineering UK colleagues to support all aspects of the virtualised infrastructure across the bank. We strive to use new VMware tools and features and automate tasks wherever possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Good knowledge of HPE and DELL server hardware; configuring, upgrading and maintaining.
  • Good knowledge and experience of large vSphere SDDC environments, deploying, configuring and troubleshooting.
  • Maintains support procedures, identifies issues, and resolves problems relating to applications and infrastructure
  • VSAN configuration and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience with troubleshooting, reporting, and monitoring using vROps
  • vRealize Automation suite of products, VRA, VRB, log Insight etc.
  • Experience with NSX including installation, configuration, and management
  • Troubleshooting an Enterprise-class NSX networking implementation
  • Automation experience using automation tools (i.e. vRealize for automation (vRA, vRO or Ansible)
  • A team player and contributor within a busy team.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively and within a busy team
  • Accurate and methodical in their approach to tasks and troubleshooting.
  • Minimum VCP 6.0 qualified.

    What we offer?

    Opportunities to embrace Agile with us as we transform our business, work in an environment with leading edge technology, attend 'Meet Ups' and be part of internal and external technology communities and work for an organisation that's dedicated to your learning and ongoing development.

    • Competitive salary
    • Annual bonus scheme
    • Generous pension scheme
    • Private medical insurance
    • 24/ 7 access to an online employee discount platform. Save money on everything from groceries, electronics, fashion, holidays and much more
    • Minimum of 26 days holiday per year in addition to public bank holidays and you can buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year with our 'Flexi Holidays' scheme.
    • You'll get 5 paid 'Selfie Days' per year (4 days for your personal development and 1 day to support the community)
    • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as Childcare vouchers, voluntary Life assurance and Critical illness
    • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as Private medical insurance for your family and Dental insurance
    • Access to onsite gyms and discounted gym memberships
    • Excellent employee recognition schemes, be recognised for demonstrating great behaviours
    • Share in Santander's success by investing in our Sharesave and Partnership shares plans
    • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships

      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.