Large company in Pretoria looking to fill this urgent role.

  • Contract
  • hybrid (2/3 days at the office a week)


  • Knowledge of Confluence, Jira and Bitbucket/GitHub
  • Knowledge of storage technologies as well as state of the art solutions
  • Knowledge of Unix, Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu) and Windows
  • Knowledge of mounting technologies Autofs and DFS
  • Knowledge of protocols NFS and CIFS
  • Knowledge of framework Agile Working Model

· Knowledge of Virtualisation technologies such as VMWare Horizon / ESXi / Cloud Foundation
· Any additional responsibilities assigned in the Agile Working Model (AWM) Charter
· Knowledge in migrating complex VDI environments (e.g. platform switch)
· Knowledge of LINUX Redhat / Ubuntu Operating systems running in a virtualisation environment
· Knowledge of storage technologies emc2 and NetApp
· Knowledge of Systems Management such as scVENUS and Ansible
· Knowledge of Ansible Tower, playbook design and deployment
· Knowledge of Public Cloud such as Azure and AWS
· Knowledge of Private Cloud solutions
· Knowledge of Directory Access Manager (DIVA)
· Knowledge of Intelligent Storage Orchestration Environment (iStore) and Active Directory Gruppentool (ADGR)

  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory/LDAP
  • Professional communication and documentation skills
  • Basic knowledge of ITIL and ITSM such as Problem-Incident-Change processes
  • Basic knowledge of ITSM Suite
  • Basic knowledge of Scrum
  • Deep knowledge of operation and maintenance of web applications (programming)

· Deep knowledge of programming such as Bash and Perl
· Degree in Information Systems or equivalent experience
· ITIL certification (advantageous)
· Any Scrum certification (advantageous)
· Any Scrum Master certification
· Any storage vendor certification
· Any operating system certification relating to data management
· Any programming certification
· Any web application programming certification
· Minimum of 4 years of IT operations experience including ITIL
· Minimum of 4 years of storage experience
· Minimum of 4 years of Scrum work experience
· Minimum of 4 years of VDI and operating systems experience

· Able to understand complex application architecture/dependencies (CA related) and the impact it can have on a VDI environment
· Designing VDI solutions to support business requirements based on BMW guidelines
· Design Ansible playbooks to meet business requirements for CA-Application performance (VDI deployment / Public- and Private Cloud)
· Responsible for VDI Deployment
· Understanding BMWs CA Data Management / “Follow the Data” as an VDI deployment approach
· Driving possible VDI automation topics (deployment / resource management / asset management)
· Defining specific engineering roles for VDIs matching their exact application needs and supporting the BMW partner onboarding process (e.g. Crash Test simulation)
· Understanding global engineering (ItO) resource demands and consulting / designing the optimal VDI solution
· Driving BMWs CA VDI cloud strategy towards constant “state of the art” architectural design
· Perform housekeeping/monitoring/managing of the VDI platforms focusing on stability/performance as well as cost optimization.
· Defining self service requests in ServiceNow portals for VDI demands (e.g. resizing, additional VDI, Platform switch)
· Perform reporting of/forecast overall CA VDI demands (related to user requirements / platforms)
· Supporting and consulting applications owners on specific cloud migration requests with a focus on VDIs
· Manage Problem, Incident and Change process for dedicated ITSM service
· Upon demand willing to work on weekends (changes)
· Operate and maintain scripts (e. g. deletion)
· Keep documentation up to date in all relevant systems (e. g. as is configuration CMDB/Application Instance Wizard, to be configuration Connect IT, knowledge database resolveIT)
· Attend and moderate operation meetings
· Coordinate external contractors
· Manage security vulnerabilities

Desired Skills:

  • VDI
  • linux
  • unix
  • EXSi
  • VMWare

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