Platform Engineer

Full Time City of Edinburgh IT Job Pro UK

Platform Engineer

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for a Platform Engineer in the Public Sector on a temporary basis for 6 Months with potential extension.
Due to current circumstances this role will be based remotely.

D/R – £330 to £430 (Outside IR35)

The main duties would be:
Deliver production Metrocluster build
Migrate current legacy platform (VxBlock and VNX storage) to Metrocluster
Decommission legacy platform
Deliver VMWare stretch cluster
Collaborate with colleagues, including the Product Manager, to define, refine and prioritise the database roadmap and backlog
Continued development and support of the Organisations 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, RHEL server re-platforming, SAN migration, SRM, DR and BC enhancement)
Propose and implement platform improvements
Monitor and manage platform health, capacity, availability, integrity and currency
Developing and maintaining appropriate documentation and artefacts, e.g. designs, local work instructions, etc.
Requirement for platform engineering services
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 governanceEssential
Significant and demonstrable commercial experience in the following areas:
VMWare 6.X multi-site environments
VxBlock environments
NSX environments
SAN management and design
Platform monitoring solutions and paradigms
MetroClusterEMC Avamar/Data Domain Expert
Nutanix visualisation platform
Fibre Channel Fabrics, including Brocade switching
Disaster recovery planning and execution, including wider assurance activities
Data centre management and best practices
Windows and RHEL operating systems
Infrastructure as code, including automation using ansible, powershell/powercli, bash, perl and/or python
Agile working practices, including Kanban
Cross-functional DevOps environmentDesirable
Certified across: Cisco CCNA / CCNP, VMware VCP 6.5 or higher / VCAP NV & VCE –
CIAE / CIMAE / Nutanix NCP, NetApp NCDA
Commercial experience of the following:
Working with an assurance function to ensure DR/BCP design and testing procedures are fit for purpose
Security design and architecture

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