VMWare Technician (NATO NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS5076]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a VMWare Technician to work at NATO NCIA in Mons, Belgium.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Virtual environment set up and maintenance, in addition to traditional sysadmin duties
  • Specific tasks involved in running a datacenter, such as installing hypervisor, configuring, provisioning and deploying VMs, managing pools and clusters, optimizing CPU content, memory issues, storage latency; hardware installation (rare)
  • Ensure security and compliance, troubleshooting potential issues and effectively communicating and addressing any problems throughout development and day-to-day management of virtual infrastructure
  • Creates and maintains documentation about virtual infrastructure Pays particular attention to operational side of storage and virtualization activities and monitoring of events
  • Full lifecycle storage, backup, FC, FCoE and iSCSI network engineering: administration, support including storage utilizations/capacity planning and adjusting requirements as well as monitor and audit system utilization, and performance
  • Modifications and changes on infrastructure/design/configuration by following proper Change Management processes
  • Perform daily Storage, Backup Engineer activities including management, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and debugging; participate/perform in root cause analysis for significant problems and suggests clear recommendations for improvements
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead planned downtimes; accurately update comments and status to tickets via ticketing system; participate in on-call activities; may need to work on scheduled maintenances, service-affecting activities and contingency work outside of regular business hours


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and four (4) years’ experience; or Major Certification (continuous education and training on VMware – VCP or higher) and five (5) years experience hands-on experience with VMware environments (ESXi hosts, VCenter, VSAN)
  • Proven optimizing skills in terms of optimal usage, provisioning and operationalization of CPU, memory and storage within ESXi cluster managed by VCenter. Solid knowledge of ESXTOP is mandatory.
  • Hands-on experience of minimum one of following: Data Domain, Avamar (formerly EMC), Dell-EMC Unity
  • Hands-on experience on data replication and data protection technologies on Dell-EMC (Native Synchronous Block Replication, Native Asynchronous Block and File Replication, Dell EMC®RecoverPoint)
  • Hands-on experience of SAN/NAS Network fundamentals (TCP-IP, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, WWN, WWNP, LIFS)
  • Hands-on experience on fabric switches (Brocade and/or Cisco), Fiber Channel (FC) networking
  • Hands-on experience on Windows Servers, Actıve Directory, DNS
  • Able to document current design & configuration and to develop/maintain Standard Operation Procedures / Instructions and training guidance
  • ITIL Service Operation knowledge
  • Fluent English in both spoken and written


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and four (4) years’ experience
  • Certification in one or more of the following Dell-EMC certifications: DCE-IE (Avamar), DCS-IE (Dell EMC Unity, Data Domain, XtremIO, Avamar), DCS-SA (Avamar), DCS-TA (XtremIO)
  • VCP-DCV (or higher, VCAP i.e.) for version 5.5/6.0/6.5 (or higher).
  • Looking for continuous training & development attitude.
  • Experience in using backup tools e.g. Veeam, Comvault, Veritas Netbackup
  • Experience on HP 3Par Storages
  • Scripting (Python, Power-Shell, PowerCli.) for Storage Automation or collect data/event from storages
  • BMC/ITSM Ticketing system
  • ITIL certification


Desirable work type personality:

  • Team player is mandatory, looking for solutions instead of debates
  • Looking for progress instead of looking to be the one who is right
  • Able to learn lessons from his mistakes and from mistakes made by others
  • Critical thinking meaning disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence
  • Proactive instead of waiting for tasks
  • Looking for the greater good on long term instead of quick and easy wins on short term


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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