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Lead VMware Architect

Location: UK - London, UK - Hatfield, UK - Nottingham, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Maidenhead, UK - Manchester, UK - Milton Keynes 2 (old) | Job-ID: 33643 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Lead VMware Architect
Flexible home location

Competitive package



Job Introduction

Computacenter are looking for a permanent Private Cloud Infrastructure Architect with an in-depth delivery understanding of cloud-based architectures, specifically solutions based around the VMware portfolio.


You will be responsible for providing VMware Technology expertise to deliver infrastructure solutions that meet our Customers’ business requirements and driving innovation within their overall IT strategy. The role will also involve staying at the forefront of new technologies and new features to maintain industry leading integration with these processes future-proofing our Customers’ designs.


You will be working within a Practice of 260 consultants.



Role Responsibility

  • Serve in a role of technical leadership VMware technology and technically input to the design and implementation of advanced VMware solutions
  • Lead teams of VMware professionals
  • Work closely with customers to ensure you understand their virtualisation requirements and implement solutions best suited to deliver these requirements including portability, automation, migration, running VMware on AWS
  • Develop Blueprints and Workflows using vRA and vRealize Orchestrator
  • Responsible for the adopting the technical direction as set by the Chief Technologist and Practice Lead
  • Responsible for the quality of all technical deliverables produced for the VMware technology area
  • Lead customer discussions around technical adoption and customer strategy
  • Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
  • Provide technical support as requested, for internal and external customers
  • Work as part of a team on larger solutions, and lead these solution teams
  • Keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies



The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of Hands on Delivery / Implementation related work around VMware solutions
  • 3+ years architecture solution design and technical leadership experience
  • 3+ years of leadership experience
  • VMware Certified as a minimum to VCP with Server Virtualisation and SDDC Competencies as a minimum and ideally Network Virtualisation competencies.
  • Strong understanding of core VMware infrastructure including vSphere, vRealize Suite, SRM, VSAN, NSX and Virtual Hardware
  • An understanding of cloud networking security concepts, such as IP subnets, security groups, NACLs, routing, firewalls.
  • Strong scripting/automation knowledge, to enable a software defined solution
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field - or very significant experience required
  • VCP7-CMA / VCP6-DC Certification preferable
  • Experienced in Ansible and Terraform


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?


We’re growing. We’re hiring. We encourage. We empower. We support.

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