Storage and Virtualisation Analyst

Posting Date: 13 February 2018

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.



Job Purpose


To monitor and maintain the Storage and Virtual infrastructures, encompassing Core EMC Storage, VMware hypervisor environments.  In support of these activities Capacity management will also be a requirement. 



Major Tasks and Activities


  • Monitor and maintain Core Storage infrastructure to Operational standards
  • Work collaboratively with 3rd party support organisations to maintain Storage infrastructure to recommended standards
  • Maintain all Storage Management Processes
  • Monitoring and Management of the core VMware infrastructure, to include performance and capacity management
  • Production of Operational and Technical Documentation to agreed standards.
  • Production of management reports detailing Storage and Virtual Server performance and trending
  • Assist Backup team as required
  • Operate a centralised Enterprise Systems Management capability.


    Additional accountabilities


Any other duties as deemed necessary to achieve department goals



Key Outputs/Deliverables 


  • Centralised Storage environments maintained to agreed standards
  • Meet all SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Storage Management processes are maintained to agreed performance standards
  • Satisfied customer base
  • Operational & Technical Documentation is produced to agreed standards




Person Specification


Qualification and Experience


  • Working knowledge and operational experience of at least one of the following :
  • EMC Storage block including VNX , Xtremio, Vplex products
  • EMC Isilon NAS (or similar scale out 1PB+ NAS)
  • Large scale VMWare infrastructures (250+ Virtual machines minimum, 2000+ preferred)
  • Windows file/folder security permissions and DFS
  • Experienced IT professional, focused on delivering an effective and efficient Storage Management capability
  • CISCO UCS blade servers and UCS manager software (Desirable)
  • Any experience in Vrealise automation or other SDDC software (Desirable)
  • VMware certified professional (Desirable)
  • EMC certified Storage administrator (Desirable)
  • Commvault certified administrator (Desirable)



Technical & Specialist Knowledge 


  • Working knowledge of VMware vSphere  5/5.5/6
    • vMotion & Storage vMotion
    • DRS
    • SRM protection
    • Snapshot management
    • P2V
  • Working Knowledge of EMC SAN and NAS technologies
    • SAN Fibre Switching and zoning principles (Brocade or Cisco)
    • Lun Masking and host configuration
    • common RAID technologies
    • Snap shot technologies
    • NAS Cif shares and replication
  • Understanding of IT management processes



Key Behavioural Competencies 


  • A confident and self motivated team player
  • Excellent People skills
  • Excellent Planning skills
  • Comfortable working across a multi disciplined IT environment, and diverse business
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Flexible can do attitude, with a positive customer focus
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Focused on quality and attention to detail
  • Ownership skills
  • Excellent Time Management Skills




Ability to travel to other sites within the UK and abroad.

UK driving license required.

Assist in out of hours work on a semi-regular basis 





Portsmouth, Hampshire



Closing Date


28th February 2018





SC Clearable


Dependant on the administrative privileges required for this role the job incumbent may have access to controlled technology and or information, such as, but not limited to, ITAR.




Application Information


Babcock offers a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement plus public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme and a broad range of career opportunities.




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