VMware Senior Consultant – SDDC Automation in Utrecht, Netherlands

Overview of VMware

VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.

With 2014 revenues of $6.04 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, 75,000 partners, and 18,000+ employees in 120+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our employees who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Want to be part of a compassionate community that thrives on architecting what’s next in IT? Learn more at vmware.com/careers.

Role

The global VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO) influences the success of each VMware implementation. The PSO team is dedicated to the success of the customer and their SDDC strategy. The PSO team ensures that VMware customers are successfully implementing their business plans from adoption all the way to a fully functioning software-defined datacenter.

The Senior Consultant – SDDC Automation role is largely focused on providing specialist guidance in the form of workshopping, design and implementation of VMware cloud automation technologies – specifically vRealize Automation and Orchestrator. In addition to customer facing delivery Senior Consultants also create and drive best practices and provide some pre-sales support.

VMware PSO is committed to offering a collaborative and supportive working environment with a full enablement plan and the opportunity to develop in the latest Cloud technologies and solutions. We promote an inclusive atmosphere where your voice will be heard, and where you will be part of a dynamic team working in partnership with each other.

We are looking for conscientious and responsible individuals who can build on our successful track record and come with us on the next stage of our journey. We will sponsor your enablement and certification up to and including VCDX certification.

Work for the global leader in cloud infrastructure and virtualization solutions at http://www.vmware.com/

Responsibilities

  • As a Cloud Automation subject matter expert, you will be required to create, test and release high quality vRealize Orchestrator workflows and vRealize Automation Blueprints as part of a vRealize Cloud solution according to Agile or Waterfall methodologies

  • Conduct engagements independently (or as part of a project team) with our Enterprise customers

  • Collaborate with cross-functional VMware project teams which could consist of VMware pre-sales architects, engineers, product management and support staff.

  • Map VMware solutions to the customer’s unique business and technical requirements while functioning as an advisory resource for “Best Practices” and driving adoption of VMware solutions.

  • Maintain current, high-level technical knowledge of the entire VMware product line and future product direction and expert level knowledge of the core VMware product line and your specialist area (Cloud Automation)

  • Assist in the development of our consulting service offerings as well as developing white papers and best practices

  • Must enjoy working with leading edge technology and being an intrinsic part of a fantastic team

Requirements

  • Multiple years of actively delivering IT automation / scripted infrastructure projects ideally based on VMware technologie

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in customer-facing positions as a Professional Services consultant

  • Strong documentation and technical writing skills

  • Adaptable and progressive learner with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to work independently and work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Excellent and confident communications and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient organizational skills

  • Must be comfortable with up to 65% travel when required.

  • Full clean driving license

Certification and Education

  • Currently holds the VCP 5.x and / or 6.x certification and ideally holds VMware DCA/DCD certifications

  • Industry certifications from vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Citrix and Microsoft

  • Bachelor’s degree as a minimum or demonstrated equivalent experience.

Desirable skills and experience

  • A broad range of vSphere or vRealize design experience in medium to large environments

  • .net, java or equivalent development language experience.

  • Knowledge of modern software development methodologies such as DevOps, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean.

  • A breadth of experience across the core VMware Cloud Infrastructure Management stack however training will be provided

  • Project management experience and familiarity with PRINCE2 or PMP frameworks

  • Project governance experience and familiarity with the TOGAF framework

  • Practical knowledge of the ITIL framework

  • Experience delivering one or more of the following projects

  • Infrastructure Automation / Scripting Project

  • Private / Public Cloud implementation

  • Server or desktop virtualization

  • Server consolidation or refresh

  • Linux/Solaris administrative knowledge

  • Experience of presenting at a user group, trade show or similar is highly desirable

Why Choose VMware

  • Make an impact on your career path; grow professionally and personally by accessing our in-house learning & development opportunities & education assistance program.

  • Voice your creative solutions to new and existing problems and watch them become initiatives.

  • Thrive in a unique work environment where the emphasis reflects our values of Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers and Community.

  • Earn a competitive compensation package with performance- based bonuses and increases, a generous benefits package that really takes care of your needs and unexpected perks that make working here fun!

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