The role is for a Cloud Platform Engineer within the Cloud Engineering team. As part of a global team, the successful candidate will have a vital role to play in driving platform strategy and delivering further solutions for both public and private cloud.
The role is for a Cloud Platform Engineer with the Global Infrastructure group; responsible for definition of platform strategy and the delivery of global solutions for both public and private cloud adoption. The successful candidate will have a vital role in shaping future strategy and direction within the organization and must possess a relevant experience in the implementation and use of virtualisation and automation solutions.
Role / Principal Accountabilities:
- Enhance virtualisation functionality within the cloud platform
- Design and implement self-service functionality to enable end-user task efficiencies.
- Develop automated testing and integration mechanisms to speed up patch and upgrade deployments
- Identify and validate product enhancements delivering new or improved functionality and features
- Develop solutions to provide operational efficiencies for common tasks
- Validate new product releases for use within the environment
- Work closely with global operational counterparts to ensure stable and healthy virtualisation platform
- Strong problem solving skills
- Track record in IT Engineering
- An ability to work well as part of a global team and independently as required.
- Good communication skills;
- Team spirited; enthusiastic and personable.
- Ability to work well under pressure.
- In-depth understanding of the full VMWare suite including ESX/HA/DRS/vMotion, networking and storage vMotion (ESXi 6 or above)
- Exposure to VMWare tools and utilities i.e. vRealize automation or operations manager
- Experience of using Configuration Management Solutions such as Ansible to provide the ability to deploy, patch and maintain server end point configuration
- Knowledge programming languages, preferably Python, providing infrastructure automation
- Exposure to container technology (Docker, Kubernetes), desirable but not essential