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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-09-30 23:00:00


Senior Infrastructure SRE

  • Senior Infrastructure SRE


    About CME Group:

    CME Group is a global leader in financial markets, and we are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Enterprise Server Platforms team. As a key member of our IT department, you will play a crucial role in supporting, designing, and maintaining our storage and virtualized infrastructure to ensure the smooth operation of our enterprise server platforms.

    Senior Infrastructure SRE

    We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior Infrastructure SRE to join our team. This role offers the opportunity to transform the infrastructure and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, developing and maintaining performant and scalable infrastructures.

    Key Responsibilities:


    • Accurately defining problem statements, analyzing data, and preparing comprehensive analysis reports with feasible alternatives for execution.

    • Demonstrating expertise in systems such as VMWare and Cohesity distributed computing architecture, hardware platforms, and resources.

    • Configuring systems, modifying settings, and conducting routine maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

    • Gathering and analyzing customer requirements, facilitating hardware and software requirements, and maintaining project environments.

    • Troubleshooting and resolving known and new issues, identifying root causes, providing solutions, and documenting implemented solutions.

    • Designing, implementing, and maintaining VMWare and including ESXi hosts, vCenters, appliances environments.

    • Providing technical support to resolve virtualization-related issues and ensuring smooth operations for all customers.

    • Collaborate with other IT teams and stakeholders to understand storage needs and ensure alignment with business objectives.

    • Implement and manage data protection mechanisms such as snapshots, replication, and backups.

    • Passionate about continuous improvement and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

    • Develop and maintain automation scripts using PowerCLI, Python, or other scripting languages.

    • Implement automated deployment and management processes to improve efficiency.

    • Conduct regular assessments of resource usage and plan for future capacity needs.

    • Optimize resource allocation to ensure efficient utilization.


    Essential Qualifications:


    • Extensive experience with VMware vSphere, vCenter, and ESXi.

    • Proficiency in virtualization technologies, including VMware NSX and vSAN..

    • Strong understanding of networking concepts, storage systems (SAN, NAS), and server hardware.

    • Experience with automation and scripting languages (e.g., PowerCLI, PowerShell, Python).

    • Knowledge of disaster recovery, high availability, and backup solutions.

    • Understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, VLANs, and routing.

    • Knowledge of operating systems, such as Windows Server and various UNIX/Linux distributions.

    • Excellent documentation skills to maintain detailed records of configurations, changes, and troubleshooting procedures.

    • Proven experience with automation, CICD, orchestration, and configuration management.

    • Strong understanding of security and compliance frameworks.

    • Experience with Confluence, JIRA, or other Atlassian Agile tools.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.


    Desirable Qualifications:

    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) (highly desirable)

    • Additional relevant certifications (e.g., ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco) can be advantageous.

    • Google Cloud certifications, such as Professional Data Engineer, Professional Network Engineer, or Associate Cloud Engineer.

    • Familiarity with other virtualization platforms and cloud technologies (e.g., Hyper-V, KVM, AWS, Azure).

    • Understanding of security best practices and compliance requirements in a virtualized environment.

    • Experience with DevOps practices and tools (e.g., Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform) can be beneficial.

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