Senior Cloud Engineer - DV Cleared

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  • Location:

    Hook, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    10-12 months +

  • Start date:

    December 2020

  • Consultant:


Senior Cloud Engineer

+ 12 month initial contract

+ VMWare Cloud role

+ Based in Hook

+ £550 - £650 per day

*Must hold active DV Clearance to gain access to client site

Job Description

  • Implement an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that commissions a secure Managed Private Cloud (MPC) at the Client's preferred delivery location (9-month build), followed by lift and shift re-hosting of the client's existing workloads to the new environment (6-month migration) and then operations for the 3 year term.

  • Within this role you will be heading up a cloud engineering team who look after the core cloud platform for the customer. The team aid in defining roadmap strategy, infrastructure engineering and the operational run of the core cloud platform.


  • Understanding of all components of VCF this includes: SDDC manager, vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T and vRealize Suite.

  • Excellent understanding of VMware vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

  • Excellent Understanding of vCenter Server architecture

  • Experience in Managing vCenter Server Appliance and Platform services controller appliance

  • Experience in VM migration from vSphere 5.x to 7.x

  • Knowledge in working with VMware vCenter Converter tool

  • Knowledge on VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension(HCX) for VM migration

  • vRealize Automation - Blue printing IAAS, Day 2 management.

  • Experience in working with content library as an ISO store, and deploy a virtual machine

  • Previous experience in Configuring and managing vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client and VMware vSphere Client

  • Experience in working with vCenter Server storages: VMware vSphere VMFS, NFS, iSCS

  • Experience in managing virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

  • Knowledge of how virtual machines vMotion and virtual machine Storage vMotion works

  • Experience in managing resource pools

  • Good understanding of VMware vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA) and cluster architecture

  • Managing vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance

  • Experience in working with VMware vSphere® Update Manager to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations

  • Excellent Knowledge of NSX-T components and their function in the infrastructure

  • Excellent understanding of VMware NSX-T technologies and automation concepts

  • Deploy and Configure NSX-T components for management, control plane and data plane

  • Good understanding and knowledge of NSX layer 2 networking

  • Deploy and Configure logical switch networks

  • Deploy and configure NSX L2 bridging

  • Integration of 3rd party appliances into an SDN environment

  • Deploy and Configure all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway such as load balancing


  • DNS, DHCP Services

  • Dell Hyper converged Infrastructure

  • Palo Alto NSX-T integration

  • Terraform automation and deployment

  • Microsoft ADFS Services