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Cloud Senior Specialist

Date: Oct 3, 2022

Location: Roma, IT

Company: Vodafone

Role purpose:

Cloud Senior Specialist will be part of the Cloud team, that is in charge for the operations of cloud environment used to virtualize network functions in Vodafone network.
Main responsibilities and activities are:
•    Managing and supporting a mixed environment of Vmware ESX, Tanzu  and Openshift Cloud Platforms.
•    Installing, configuring, implementing the Cloud infrastructure
•    Performing  troubleshooting, incident management and error handling for cloud platforms.
•    Executing change management, fault management, service request processes.
•    Evaluating  new versions, firmware and patches. Implementing major upgrades and security patches regularly.
•    Discussing platform evolution with vendors and design teams
•    Implementing security policies and fixing vulnerabilities on platforms according to the best practices and company procedures. 
•    Periodic monitoring of platforms, performance tuning, capacity planning and trend analysis.
•    Providing assistance in new projects during all stages, including: assessment, planning, designing, initiation, implementation.
•    Maintaining operational readinesss, ensuring complete recovery in the event of a disaster. Attend DR tests regularly, update the policies and procedures as required.
•    Engages and leads the team to effectively reach operational targets.
•    Builds relationships with stakeholders
•    Manages performance of team, set targets, evaluate results.
•    Fosters collaboration in the team and among teams in bigger processes.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

•    Incident, change and problem management for Cloud platforms
•    Life cycle management of cloud infrastructure
•    Technology vendors management
•    Relationship management with design teams and with internal customers


Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

•    Good knowledge of Cloud, CAAS/PAAS/IAAS technologies.
•    Excellent working experience on VMware and Redhat Linux.
•    Good knowledge of Storage, SAN, Network 
•    G knowledge of vROPS, PowerCLI, DevOps tools.
•    5+ years experience working in a large, enterprise environment working with problem solving, troubleshooting and analysis processes
•    Good knowledge of automation solutions (Ansible, Git, Python)

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

Professional Qualifications:
•    Good team player
•    Problem Solver
•    Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and methodologies
•    Ability to perform in stressing and emergency conditions
•    Fluency in English

Preferred (not mandatory) technical certifications
•    VCTA - VMware Certified Associate
•    VCP - VMware Certified Professional
•    VCAP - VMware Certified Advanced Professional

For the following areas:
•    Data Center Virtualization,
•    Network Virtualization,
•    Cloud Management and Automation 


Academic Background: 
University degree from telecommunications engineering, information technology or equivalent STEM degree with ICT experience


Tenure/Years of experience:  
Total of +5 years system/cloud administration experience with Vmware ESX, Openshift Cloud Platform