Principal Virtualisation Engineer

Principal Virtualisation Engineer

Would you like to play a key role developing a console solution based on COTS technology, with the ability to deploy technical solution for Royal Navy platform? This role will provide you with the opportunity to see the design and development of a system through to deployment on board a Royal Navy platform.

  • Virtualisation; Systems Engineering; Shared Infrastructure; Common Console

  • VMware; vGPU; PCoIP; VNC, RDP, Powershell Scripting; Automation

  • £45,000 - £55,000 + excellent benefits

  • New Malden or Portsmouth (working from home also available)

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Virtualisation Engineer will involve:

  • Carrying out complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability

  • Carrying out investigations and taking ownership of operational problems or development and developing and preparing solutions, individually or as a member of the project team

  • Preparing specifications, developing designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carrying out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained

  • Participating fully in capturing requirements, designing, implementing and testing software for the Shared Infrastructure system with particular focus on the Common Console aspects

  • Acting as the main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on specific engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experienced Systems Engineer who has used the following technologies:

  • VMware, VMWare Horizon Views, vGPU & PCoIP

  • Experience of working within a system development environment (Project work)

  • Experience working within a multi-project environment with ability to interface with multiple teams and to organise your work with multiple project demands

  • Experience of capturing system design in a formal documentation set


  • Exposure to the following technologies is desirable: VNC, RDP, Powershell Scripting and Automation

  • Experience of mentoring and guiding others from a technology standpoint

  • Experience of the complete development lifecycle - from requirements and design through to implementation and test