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Virtualization Consultant

Virtualization Consultant required by Whitehall Resources for an initial 4 Month contract based in Greater London

The VDI Systems Integration Specialist Advisor is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of relying on their innovation, creativity, technical prowess and leadership skills to deliver robust, efficient and stable solutions to their clients.

Required Skills/Experience: –

– Demonstrable experience supporting and managing large enterprise environments, marrying complex business requirements to progressive design solutions, and overseeing the transition to production.
– Highly-motivated, technology driven, possess strong communications skills, can develop strong cross-group collaboration and is willing to take on the challenge of dealing with ambiguity.
– Broad understanding of both server and desktop/application virtualization.
– 7+ years of IT infrastructure technical implementation experience required
– Direct involvement in working with internal and external teams to engineer, implement, and support configurations – hardware, software and services
– 7+ years engineering experience related to x86 technical offerings such as VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix
– Advanced and proven track record of engineering and supporting highly available Citrix environments involving XenApp and/or XenDesktop. (Citrix Certified Professional)
– Virtualization (CCP – V highly preferred)
– Technical Knowledge on VMware product line (vSphere, Horizon View in particular) and, SQL. (VCP – VMware Certified Professional highly preferred)
– Extensive skills with Windows Networking, Active Directory, and profile management – Networking concepts (TCP/IP, Routing, Firewalls, Network Security)
– Thorough understanding of enterprise datacenter technologies including Networking, Security, TCP/IP, SAN and NAS,physical datacenter practices
– Demonstrated ability to assess, implement and troubleshoot IT Infrastructure systems and configurations in the designated practice using procedures, scripts, and templates
– Demonstrated engineering expertise (gather requirements, problem solve and recommend) in mid-sized and Fortune 1000 customer environments
– Command line, PowerShell and other scripting for administration and support
– Experience with automation products (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, VMware vRO) is considered an advantage
– Experience with and working knowledge of Storage Area Networks

Advantageous Skills/Experience;

– Experience with any of the following : Thinapp, AppLayering,Appsense
– Cloud solutions or certifications AzureAWS
– Degree: Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Role responsibilities;

– Assist with the project of migration applications from AIG G2 (XenApp 6.5/Server 2008 R2) to AIG G3 (XenApp 7.15/Server 2016) platform.
– Build out additional XenApp servers or convert existing G2 VMs to G3 to host the applications
– Assist application teams in testing and troubleshooting application deployments from a Citrix and AppV infrastructure standpoint
– Assist in the migrating of applications from G2 to G3
– Tracking and reporting of application migrations
– Decommissioning applications in G2
– Assess and implement a series of improvements highlighted in a 3rd party review
– Assess, design and implement a series of improvements to the shared VDI service
– Assist in addressing several businesses as usual (BAU) operational issues with the existing service – working closely with the business-aligned IT teams and users
– Work along aside other infrastructure towers to address supporting issues
– Support a series of published app migrations
– Build out additional XenApp servers or convert existing G2 VMs to G3 to host the applications
– Assist application teams in testing and troubleshooting application deployments from a Citrix and AppV infr

All of our opportunities require that applicants are eligible to work in the specified country/location, unless otherwise stated in the job description.