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Database and Virtualisation Engineer

  • Location

    Coventry, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Infrastructure & Service Delivery

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £350 per day

  • Contact:

    Amy Harris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    10 months

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Montash have been engaged by a Financial Services Company to source a Database and Virtualisation Engineer with migration experience for a 6 month contract in Coventry. This role is paying up to £350 per day. Please note that this role will be working through a global consultancy.

The role is working on a Migration to Hybrid Cloud Project. The person will be working within a sub-project team focussed on the migration of a number of Applications.

What you will be doing

  • Confirm migration wave plan and grouping with Client and support Client Change Management process
  • Create MDD (Migration Design Document) for each move group
  • Migrate the applications and data based on various migration methods (P2V, V2V, lift and shift, build from scratch, backup and restore, Platespin etc)
  • Coordinate migration activity with 3rd parties, Client support team, Application Owners and Business Owners
  • Testing (As per agreed scope)
  • Early Life Support for migrated applications

Essential/Minimum Criteria

-Broad understanding of a range of technical platforms including Windows, Solaris and Linux and able to develop solution architectures for applications on these platforms.

- Good networking skills understanding of application interoperability network flows for specification of firewall rules and so on.

- Data Migration Skills for planning database migration for SQL Server and Oracle Databases

- Knowledge of VMWARE and virtualisation tools to help with the migration. We are also planning on using Platespin.

- Similar knowledge of the Oracle Virtual Manager and specification of Solaris environments.

- Understanding of AWS and the configuration of EC2 instances, AWS networking concepts (VPC peering, Security Groups and NACLs).

- Experience of similar migrations and managing the risk to live service during application cutover and go-live.