Virtualisation Technical Specialist (VMware)

Location: Morrisons Head Office Bradford
Job type: Full Time
Closing Date: Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Virtualisation Technical Specialist (VMware)

We've got a fantastic opportunity for a Virtualisation Technical Specialist (VMware) to join the Technology team at Hilmore House. Reporting to the Technology Manager, you will lead the development and maintenance of efficient and reliable products, applications and services to meet agreed business needs, through the management of teams, and/or through monitoring and control of standards and quality.

Here at Morrisons our Virtualisation Technical Specialists do the following;

  • Produces and agrees a domain specific strategy and roadmap, enabling a clear vision for the domain
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert for the technology domain and establishes a centre of excellence/competency centre around the technology
  • Leads on programmes of work impacting the domain e.g. IT Simplification
  • Provides technical leadership and coaching for Technology Specialists and Technology Analysts
  • Delivers robust and scalable services and technologies in line with defined and agreed service levels
  • Tests and proves all changes impacting the technical domain to ensure service is not impacted and that the desired outcomes are achieved
  • Provides a key supporting role in service management disciplines around incident, problem and change management
  • Supports the Technical Recovery Manager when required in order to resolve complex issues
  • Supports the delivery of projects to budget, and in line with plan and forecast; identifying and addressing risks and ensuring that all OpEx costs are forecast

What skills and qualifications do I need to be a successful Virtualisation Technical Specialist?

  • Expert technical knowledge in Virtualisation technologies specifically VMware, Oracle VM and ideally certified to VCP level.
  • Detailed knowledge across multiple technical domains including Linux, HPUX, HPE server Infrastructure, storage, Site Recovery Manger, Cloud management
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills demonstrated through managing complex issue remediation.
  • Capable of communicating highly complex issues in a simple manner to support decision making
  • Significant IT service delivery experience across multi-disciplined teams and extensive knowledge in relevant areas (ITIL Foundation as a minimum)

Our IT function offers more of what matters to systems professionals at every level. We're making business wide improvements, using the latest technology, and creating exciting roles across infrastructure, applications, projects and change. From keeping the lights on, to working with latest in online grocery technology, our IT team are central to making Morrisons fitter for the future.

If you're interested in taking on a new challenge and have the skills to strengthen our team further, then we want to hear from you!

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer discount cards for you and friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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