Senior Systems Engineer

Full Time Greater London IT Job Pro UK

Global companies and governmental entities rely on us to solve their most complex data challenges. Our employees collaborate to reduce risks and create opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. We're adaptable, curious and ambitious. That's why here, you'll have the freedom to drive change, the trust to find your own path, and the space to explore more.


A fantastic opportunity has come up for an experienced engineer to work as part of a global Virtualisation team. The ideal person will have strong inter-personal and communication skills. You will be comfortable working in a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed working environment and be able to interact positively and proactively with your peers and the leadership team. You will have strong problem-solving skills and be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and deliver to given SLAs. The successful candidate will act as an SME and technical lead in the design, maintenance, and support of the global virtualization estate (VMware & Hyper-V), storage, compute systems and services. Your primary focus will be to manage the on-premise estate, however over time this focus will switch towards Cloud solutions, as we are currently undergoing a Cloud programme of work.


Systems Engineering experience and Infrastructure
BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience requiredKey Responsibilities

Ability to design complex technical solutions and provide input into projects and technical documents.
Technical experience managing enterprise virtualization solutions e.g. vCenter & Host upgrades from one version to another.
Management, support & deployment of the VMware Estate – vCenter's, Hosts & VM's.
Configuration, installation, and reconfiguration of enterprise Server/Storage systems.
Experience of automating tasks & config using tools such as Ansible & Terraform.
Technical Lead, providing training & mentoring to other team members.
Hardware Break/Fix & Refresh – lifecycle management
Part of team on-call rota.
Ability to travel UK wide if required. (Co-Lo located in Slough)Key Skills

VMware vSphere 6.7 – vCenter, PSC, Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Distributed Switch
Compute Systems (e.g. Dell FX2 Chassis & Blade, PowerEdge)
Storage Systems (e.g. HPE Nimble SAN & Dell ME/MD)
Replication Services – Nimble replication & vSphere Replication
Ansible – Automation of config management
Experience of monitoring tools such as Nagios, Dell OpenManage, Grafana & Prometheus.
Infoblox DNS/DHCP Appliances
Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP and networking technologies.Desirable Skills

Microsoft Hyper-V
VMware certification such as VCP, VCAP etc
Exposure to vSAN & vRealize (vRA & vRO)
Experience of Data Centre/Co-Lo migrations
Any scripting/automation/programming languages, knowledge and understanding of SDLCWomen in technology:

We are very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 27% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

Mentoring scheme for women in technology
Women's network forum
Regularly run events for schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.At Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions Group having diverse employees with different perspectives is key to creating innovative new products for our global customers. We have 35 diversity employee networks globally and prioritise ensuring inclusive leadership is part of our culture. Our aim is for every employee to be the best version of themselves. We would actively welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.

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