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Senior Virtualisation Engineer at The Hut Group
Manchester, GB

The Hut Group aims to be the World’s leading Online Health & Beauty Destination. We are currently the UK’s leading multi-website online retailer with rapidly growing global operations and a unique proprietary technology platform. With over 16 million customers worldwide and 400 million visits to our sites annually, we understand the importance of reliable technology and expertise.



The Senior Virtualisation Engineer is a key member of the infrastructure team; which is responsible for operation and maintenance of the group ecommerce, public and private cloud platforms and test/development environments.

As a Senior Virtualisation Engineer, you will be part of a team that owns and operates multiple vSphere environments including shared customer environments, private customer environments, and several large environments for THG’s ecommerce platform. You will be responsible for architecting new datacentre environments and replacing/upgrading existing environments whilst maintaining the highest levels of uptime and reliability.


The role requires previous experience with VMware vSphere and associated technologies.

Previous experience in ecommerce or hosting is required.

This role requires the ability to manage priorities, escalations, BAU and project work.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensuring availability of the group platform and services.

VMware vSphere environment architecture, deployment, configuration, automation, and management.

Provide day to day support to the business adhering to SLAs.

Provide On-call support out of hours for escalated issues.

Mentoring of other team members.

Key Skills and Experience:

Solid understanding of VMware vSphere (VCP level)

Experience configuring and maintaining storage arrays for enterprise

Scripting Language experience (e.g. Python, PowerShell, Bash, JavaScript)

Experience with automation and/or configuration/orchestration tools essential

Excellent Verbal and written communication skills

Good understanding of security and networking principles

Solid understanding of backup principles required

Other Virtualisation technologies (Hyper-V, KVM) would be advantageous.

Key Technologies:

VMware vSphere 6.X

VMware PowerCLI

VMware vSphere Replication

VMware vCloud Director

VMware vRealize products including Orchestration and Operations Suite


iSCSI and Fibre Channel Storage Networking

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