Commvault Engineer

Over the past two decades, UKFast has grown from a start up to a multi-million pound business. We are one of the UK’s leading cloud, and secure managed hosting providers - supplying dedicated servers, private and public cloud hosting solutions, and a full range of technical, cybersecurity, and DevOps consulting services.

Dedicated to innovation and providing world-class solutions, we help transform our customers’ businesses. We bring together cutting-edge technology with multi-award-winning customer service and support. We have the highest NPS in our industry and we work hard every day to re-earn our customers’ loyalty. We support a full cross section of UK enterprise, from local businesses and charities, to global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence.  

What makes the UKFast difference is simple. It’s all about our people and our culture. We are dedicated to our customers, to the ongoing training, development, and support of our team, and to making it fun every day. Our in-house training facility is widely accredited – e.g. we are the only managed service provider in the UK to also be an accredited AWS training centre.

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The opportunity

One of our most exciting projects in the Backup Infrastructure team is the development of our next-generation multi-site, multi-petabyte Commvault architecture to further increase the speed and feature set for our backup infrastructure.

Contributing to such a critical project will give you exposure to a compelling range of different technologies. These include HPE Store Once, Cisco Nexus, and our private cloud product – eCloud, one of Europe's largest VMWare install bases.

The role will also allow you to engage and learn from a variety of stakeholders across UKFast including our Research and Development team, our storage team, and most importantly, our customers! When you’re not providing world-class support solutions to our customers or building automation at scale, you will be creating highly bespoke backup solutions for some of the most exciting businesses on the Internet – ultimately helping us to transform our single-site platform into a multi-site platform across numerous geographies.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing 3rd line support for our Commvault backups platform
  • Using Powershell, Commvault API, and workflows to improve platform automation
  • Contributing to automation troubleshooting
  • Collaborating with R&D to aid with product integration into our other internal systems
  • Assisting with capacity management and platform growth
  • Collaborating with the team to help design and architect new backups solutions for customers?
  • Collaborating with the team to monitor and respond to issues across our backup infrastructure
  • Advising clients on backups issues and providing root cause analysis where needed
  • Troubleshooting backups errors across all levels from base infrastructure to host OS/Application
  • Working to deadlines and adapting priorities according to business needs
  • Working with our Backup Infrastructure Engineers to improve the platform

 What you’ll bring

  • Excellent understanding of designing, implementing, and maintaining Commvault solutions (Preferably v11)
  • Good working knowledge of Powershell and Commvault APIs or workflows
  • Strong diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with providing highly available backups solutions
  • Exposure to multi-site or metrostorage topologies
  • Basic technical understanding of networking protocols and preferably experience with VXLAN based networking
  • Experience with File, Database (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, MongoDB or PostgreSQL), Exchange & Virtual Machine Level backups
  • Familiarity with Intellisnap backup technologies
  • Experience with at least 2 of the following OS:
  • Windows (2008/2012/2016/2019)
  • Linux (Ubuntu/CentOS/RHEL)
  • VMWare 6.5 +
  • Hyper-V
  • Excellent communicator who is happy to talk to different business stakeholders.
  • Ability to continually review design and implement technology best practices, guidelines and repeatable processes.
  • Nice to have: familiarity with any of the following storage array technologies:
    • HPE Store Once
    • HPE 3PAR
    • Dell Compellent
    • Dell Powervault

    Why UKFast?

    • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
    • Private health insurance after one years’ service
    • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service.
    • Flexible working
    • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
    • Pearson Vue test centre on-site
    • On-site gym
    • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
    • Free onsite parking
    • Table tennis and pool tables          
    • Team building experiences
    • Regular quiz nights and LAN parties
    • Family days out and cinema nights
    • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
    • An active and engaged LGBTQ community with group events and educational sessions arranged regularly
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