Fasthosts Job Vacancy

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Storage & Virtualisation Engineer


Initially a 6 month fixed term contract

Fasthosts, the UK’s foremost web hosting company, is one of the fastest growing technology businesses in the UK. We have now embarked on the next phase of our growth, by strengthening our Channel program and expanding the business internationally. This is an exciting time to join a fast growing and ambitious company, operating in a dynamic market.

We are looking for an experienced Storage and Virtualisation Engineer to join us on an initial 6 month fixed term contract, with the potential to be made permanent for the right candidate.  You will become a member of the Systems Team reporting directly to the Systems Team Leader. The primary role of this position will be assisting the day to day management of Fasthosts Virtual Server Platform. The platform is currently hosting ~3000 customers virtual servers.


Core Duties

Monitoring capacity and performance
Due to the pace at which the virtual server platform develops and changes it requires regular reviews by a storage and virtualisation engineer to validate the capacity and performance thresholds. The engineer will also work with the Operations Team to ensure that they are aware of any changes to the monitoring and alerting required to manage these thresholds.

Implementing additional compute and storage resources as required
As a result of the rapid change, development and increase in customer sales additional storage volumes need to be configured on our storage devices and additional servers need to be built to provide the computing resource on a weekly basis. The storage and virtualisation engineer will play a lead role in the building of this additional capacity.

Analysis and resolution of operational incidents
In the event of an issue developing on the platform the Operations Team may need the assistance of a senior engineer. The storage and virtualisation engineer would be their first point of contact to assist in the analysis of the issue.

General Systems Support to other Fasthosts Services
There will be times when the storage and virtualisation engineer is asked to be involved in the support and development of other Fasthosts Services, such as Hosted Exchange, Online Storage, Web Hosting etc


Required technical skills

In depth understanding of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V and Netapp Storage are essential. You will need to have excellent communication skills as well as being a self-motivated, dedicated team player with a will to succeed.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pivotal team at Fasthosts and could lead to a rewarding career for the right candidate. We are looking to recruit immediately so if you think this is the role for you and have the attributes listed, can you please send your CV and indicate your current salary package.

If you would like to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans and have the attributes listed, please send us your CV to or Apply Now with Linkedin.

No agencies please

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