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  • Posted on: 17 September, 2014 Deadline: 29 September, 2014
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  • Best Search Recruitment Limited - Our client is looking to recruit a self motivated Data Centre and Cloud Solution Specialist

    Data Centre & Cloud Solution Specialist



    •     Responsible for monitoring and ensuring maximum uptime on existing hardware/networks.
    •     Performing as needed, hardware/network maintenance or configuration changes as directed.
    •     Responsible for ensuring proper deployment of new hardwares, including servers, switches and storage arrays.
    •     Provide quick and timely updates to work tickets, and provide prompt responses to requests
    •     Identify opportunities for improvements in efficiency and
    •     responsiveness, makes recommendations and implements efficiencies as necessary.
    •     Ensure orderliness, maintains accurate hardware inventory records and publishes best practice procedures for operations.


    •     Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences or Engineering
    •     At least five (5) years’ specific experience in related field.
    •     Certifications such as CCIE, CCNA, EMCIE, EMCTA, VCP, etc. are given a preference

    Competencies required:

    •     Solid understanding of network deployment process.
    •     The individual needs to understand the basics of PXE booting, TFTP, DHCP and HTTP. WDS/WAIK for windows deployment is a plus.
    •     Solid understanding of Linux. Any Linux, but preferably RedHat variants.
    •     The person needs to know how to install Linux and manage it.
    •     Individual MUST have advanced Linux experience, understanding Linux infrastructure technologies including WSRR, WODM, OpenAM, PostgreSQL, Mule, LDAP and WMQ.
    •     Expert level knowledge in all Cisco switching products, as well as Cisco UCS and Nexus 1000v.
    •     Expert level knowledge in Vmware, vCenter, SRM, ESX Virtualization, EMC
    •     VNX, Isilon SANCitrix XenApp / XenDesktop, Active Directory infrastructure technologies, Hyper-V and KVM.
    •     Should have hands-on experience with Cisco UCS compute cluster, Cisco 1000v VSM within vSphere 5.
    •     Strong knowledge in all other areas of: Data Center Networking Design & planning, Layer2 network design and architecture including expertise with switching and/or routing platforms from Cisco, SAN switching
    •     Expert knowledge in VCE Vblock cloud infrastructure, IaaS (infrastructure as a service) BaaS (Backup as a service), RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
    •     cloud implementation
    •     Solid understanding of a chassis/hardware installation process including changing the hardware components/configuration (hard drive, Memory, CPU, PCI cards).
    •     Should have deployed VCE VBLOCK 100,300 and 700.
    •     Good knowledge and ability to debug hardware problems – for example, if a node does not boot, the person needs to identify whether the problem is hardware (maybe like a bad DIMM), or the software.
    •     Individual will need some POST and OS boot experience.
    •     Scripting in any of the following is a plus – Perl, Python, Bash, XML, XPATH
    •     Windows management (AD, DHCP server, WDS), will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates can send their CVs to: adenike@bestsearchrecruitment.com

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