Capacity Manager-DD- Distributed Servers

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for a Capacity Manager Distributed Servers.

Category

Infrastructure Services

Function

Manager / Director

Language(s)

English
French
Dutch

Reference

Capacity Manager-DD- Distributed Servers (190403/02)

Location

Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • You have proven experience (senior level) with capacity management and performance engineering processes (including forecasting) for Converged (VCE) and HyperConverged (Nutanix) infrastructure running Windows or Linux Operating Systems on ESX/VMWare.
  • You have experience in some of the following capacity and performance tools: VMware VROPs, PRISM Nutanix, SSRS, Linux PCP, Splunk.
  • You have SQL language and SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) knowledge (capabilities of creating SQL queries and build reporting) and have a good level of expertise in Excel.
  • You have good English communication skills (written and spoken) and you are able to create synthetic complex understandable capacity / performance reports for various audience / customers: management, business or technical.
  • You have a collaborative mindset; you are a team player and willing to share knowledge with your colleagues.
  • You have an analytical mindset and an understanding of statistics; you are able to analyze and correlate data.
  • You can work autonomously and have leadership skills; you are not afraid of taking ownership and/or initiatives. You are dynamic.
  • You are Continuous Improvement oriented and ready to propose and drive improvement initiatives.
  • You are ready to extend your knowledge and participate to other capacity management activities of the team.

Your profile

  • You have proven experience (senior level) with capacity management and performance engineering processes (including forecasting) for Converged (VCE) and HyperConverged (Nutanix) infrastructure running Windows or Linux Operating Systems on ESX/VMWare.
  • You have experience in some of the following capacity and performance tools: VMware VROPs, PRISM Nutanix, SSRS, Linux PCP, Splunk.
  • You have SQL language and SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS) knowledge (capabilities of creating SQL queries and build reporting) and have a good level of expertise in Excel.
  • You have good English communication skills (written and spoken) and you are able to create synthetic complex understandable capacity / performance reports for various audience / customers: management, business or technical.
  • You have a collaborative mindset; you are a team player and willing to share knowledge with your colleagues.
  • You have an analytical mindset and an understanding of statistics; you are able to analyze and correlate data.
  • You can work autonomously and have leadership skills; you are not afraid of taking ownership and/or initiatives. You are dynamic.
  • You are Continuous Improvement oriented and ready to propose and drive improvement initiatives.
  • You are ready to extend your knowledge and participate to other capacity management activities of the team.

Your role

You will work as Capacity Manager Expert in the Distributed Technologies Domain. This domain is responsible for the capacity and performance management processes related to the Windows, Linux, ESX, Distributed Storage and Network infrastructure. Your speciality will be in the Distributed Servers area, with in particular the ESX virtualization layer deployed on Converged (VCE) and Hyper-converged (Nutanix) infrastructure.

Your main responsibilities will encompass the following activities:

  • Regular monitoring of the capacity and performance of the Distributed platforms.
  • Identification and Investigation of capacity and performance issues / problems.
  • Report in a comprehensive manner and propose mitigating actions to the Engineering teams.
  • perform adhoc capacity and performance analysis, make recommendations and produce associated reports.
  • Collaborate to the publication of the yearly capacity plan
  • Organize the monthly capacity follow up meetings with Technical Domain Owners.
  • Participate to projects in order to collect and validate the demand, assess the feasibility of the proposed solution and make recommendations on the Design and Sizing based on Business requirements.
  • Participate in Performance testing, analyse the performance data, propose changes to optimize resource usage and performance, make recommendation and produce the Performance and Capacity Test Report.
  • Build capacity models to correlate Business Volumes with Resource utilization and Service levels. This will require an in depth understanding of the Business Drivers and Service Level Agreements our platforms.

These activities are done based on the team standard monitoring and reporting tools: VMware VROPs, Nutanix Prism, Perfmon, Linux PCP, Splunk and SSRS. Whenever needed, you’ll have to setup automated data collection and reporting (for the team and the customer). In particular, VROPs and Nutanix Prism reporting must be further developed.