VMware Architect

UK - Technical · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
Department UK - Technical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About the company

Ekco is a specialist Managed Infrastructure Services business, offering local support with global reach through our offices across the UK, Ireland, and Netherlands. We specialise in enabling companies to progress along the path of cloud maturity, managing transformation and driving better outcomes from our customers’ existing technology investments.

Our innovative Transformation-as-a-Service approach and our ability to deliver flexible infrastructures across customer environments, our own private infrastructure and public cloud technologies coupled with our responsive, agile, and above-all hugely capable technical teams is why our customers choose us above larger, slower-moving competitors. We deliver solutions and services from traditional VMware-based infrastructure; Backup & DR, to public cloud management with AWS, Azure, and Google; as well as newer PaaS, DevOps and Container solutions such as managed Kubernetes.

Due to our continued expansion through 2020 and into 2021, we are searching for a talented engineer, experienced in delivering and supporting VMWare environments, to join our growing technical team based in Edinburgh.

Responsibilities and Duties

Customer Support & Service Delivery

Ekco provide first class service to customers, providing responsive, agile support. As a VMWare and cloud specialist, one of your primary responsibilities is to respond to customer requests, incident tickets, and change requests and record those appropriately in our service desk system and deal with them to the customers satisfaction.

Additionally, one of the key aspects of the role will be to assist new and existing customers deploy services and business solutions within our VMWare based private cloud, or help to bring around some form of transformation or improvements, upgrades, etc, to customers own existing VMWare infrastructure.   

Infrastructure Support

A key reason customers choose Ekco for private cloud services is because we offer highly-performing and resilient infrastructure. This includes the latest servers, Pure Storage All-Flash Arrays, resilient Tier-1 transit providers, and so on. As a VMware Architect at Ekco, one of the primary responsibilities is to monitor and maintain our compute and storage infrastructure to the highest possible standard.

Role Requirements


  • Min. 3 years VMware experience, within a large-scale environment, with a high standard of vSphere knowledge (ideally including 6.7)
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery (ideally Veeam and/or Zerto)
  • Monitoring - e.g. Nagios / Zabbix / Solarwinds / PRTG
  • SAN storage arrays (ideally at least one of Pure, Dell EMC or Dell EqualLogic)
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • High standard of documentation



  • Linux Server Administration
  • Windows Server Administration
  • Scripting knowledge - e.g. Powershell / Python / Bash
  • Azure / AWS Public Cloud Administration
  • Network and Firewall Administration
  • Remote Datacenter Management


  • Confident self-starter. Able to learn quickly, use own initiative and be motivated to get the job done effectively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent team player
  • Self-motivated to learn new technologies (evidence self-taught development)


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  • Location
    Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of
  • Department
    UK - Technical
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience