To integrate, provide and 24/7 operate cloud and virtualization technology solutions for European Vodafone applications and customers. To plan and implement a growing set of cloud platforms used to provide mission critical infrastructure services to Vodafone customers.
Available to be on call 24/7 on a team rotating schedule, daily operations and virtual infrastructure implementation of the GDC Infrastructure and technologies across the Vodafone Data Centre footprint. He is part of an international team that provide 24/7 service coverage, keep up to date managed objects for best performance, monitor and implement customer requested solution.
Knowledge of Cloud and NFV technologies is essential to properly manage the GDC networks and cloud solutions. Troubleshooting and network analysis capabilities are required for this role. Essential for the role are also soft skills as team player, basic understanding of project management and agile methodology, responsible attitude to actively drive activities to completion.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
Build and operate VMWare products including ESXi servers,vCenter, PSC, configure clusters, configure Linux, AD and Windows/MSSQL support components.
Deploy and configure VMWare vCloud Director platforms.
Deploy and operate NSX and networking components (VxLANs, Network Controllers, BGP) for core NFVi platform.
Define & deploy detailed HW configuration (HP, Dell, Huawei), HW profiles and network mappings.
Operating System hardening based on agreed procedure.
Provisioning VM from appliance images.
Creation of services for NFVi tenants.
Post-deployment support after network service roll-out.
Perform QA and handover to Operations (when not the same team).
Identify tasks and other automation opportunities in order to reduce incidents or delivery faster.
Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution of the entire NFVi.
Research root cause of problems and escalate to vendor support as necessary.
Core competencies, knowledge and experience:
Deep understanding of VMware Carrier Grade NFV Infrastructure (vCenter, vCloud Director, ESXi, NSX).
Networking knowledge (VMware NSX , Cisco).
Storage SAN, NFS understanding.
HW installation & configuration (HPe, Dell, Huawei).
Good understanding of automation and orchestration of infrastructure to accelerate new services with VMware VCloud NFV.
Basic OS knowledge (Windows/Linux).
Basic database knowledge.
Basic core telco components (HLR, SMSC, etc).
Basic Security Concepts ( Authentication, Certificates, AD, LDAP).
Basic scripting expertise (Power CLI, Powershell, Python).
Must have technical/professional qualifications:
Desired vendor certifications:
VMWare (certificates for Network Virtualization, Data Center Virtualization)