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Date Added: Tue 26/07/2022

Platform Engineer (Outside IR35)

Queen Street, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £450 - £458/day

Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Platform Engineer for an initial 6 month contract with option to extend on a rate of £458/day (Outside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based for the foreseeable future.


-Collaborate with colleagues, including the Product Manager, to define, refine and prioritise the database roadmap and backlog

-Continued development and support of virtual and storage platforms in line with the product and architecture roadmaps, including but not limited to:

-Ensuring appropriate access controls are in place, monitored and adhered to

-Managing, monitoring and improving performance to meet user needs

-Collaboratively assisting with the re-platforming/re-development of existing applications

-Collaboratively design, plan and deploy new technology solutions (e.g. vRealize automation orchestration, vROPS, VMWare NSX, Nutantix, SAN migration, DR and BC enhancement)

-Propose and implement platform improvements Requirement for platform engineering services

-Monitor and manage platform health, capacity, availability, integrity and currency

-Developing and maintaining appropriate documentation and artefacts, e.g., designs, local work instructions, etc.

-Ensuring all software applications and server instances are backed up, including managing backup policies, routines and schedules

-Monitoring the functional efficiency of storage and archiving procedures

-Supporting disaster recovery events

-Managing data protection

-Troubleshooting and resolving platform related issues

-Continuously inspecting and adapting to improve existing processes

-Actively participating in all team events, leading where specialist knowledge in required, and supporting the team to improve their process through inspection and adaptation.

-Actively participating in all relevant communities of practice and governance

Essential Skills:

-Cisco UCS build/configure and support/troubleshooting

-VMWare 6.X + 7 multi-site environments, linked mode

-VMWare vSphere HA

-SAN management and design

-NetAPP AFF Cluster / Metrocluster

-NetApp FC MetroCluster

-Administration of Fibre Channel Fabrics

-Experience with Commvault backup solutions, Hyperscale & Hardware

-Disaster recovery planning and execution, including wider assurance activities

-Data centre management and best practices

-Windows and RHEL operating systems

-Platform monitoring solutions and paradigms

-Agile working practices, including Kanban

Desirable Skills:

-Certified across: VMware VCP 6.5 or higher / VCAP NV & Nutanix NCP, NetApp

-Working with an assurance function to ensure DR/BCP design and testing procedures are fit for purpose

-Security design and architecture

-System administration experience with Nutanix Clusters

-NSX-T DFW Administration experience

-Experience with Ansible

-Experience with GIT

-Experience with Brocade Fibre channel switch management

-PHP/MySQL development of dashboards/monitoring tools

-Infrastructure as code, including automation using powershell/powercli, and/or python

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch
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