Senior Systems Engineer

Vantage Consulting Ltd
£25000 - £30000/annum
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Systems Engineer

£25k - £30k (Flexible DOE)
Infrastructure, Support, Windows, AD, VMWare, Exchange, Storage, IT Security

My Stoke based client is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to assist with the development, maintenance and support of a diverse IT infrastructure.

Job Purpose:

- ensuring the availability, integrity and performance of systems through a process of continual improvement
- design, integration, testing and documentation of new technologies
- liaising with 3rd parties to design and implement strategies to deliver infrastructure services
- escalation point for any issues highlighted by the IT Service Delivery Team, ensuring timely resolution
- direct communication with customers to manage expectations

Duties & Responsibilities:

- ensuring the availability, integrity and performance of IT infrastructure
- pro-actively review the IT infrastructure to identify areas for improvement
- maintaining documentation of IT infrastructure and associated processes
- working with IT Support Team to resolve issues
- design and provision IT solutions to support Group strategy, including supporting documentation
- assist both Database and Software Development Teams as required
- adhering to and ensuring the enforcement of all Group policies
- assist in the review and amendment of Group information security policies
- create and maintain documentation, including systems configuration, processes, test and project plans
- timely escalation of issues to IT Operations Manager

Skills / Attributes Required:

- proven experience and understanding of Windows 2003 / 2008 Server core services and Active Directory management (including Group Policy, login scripts and roles)
- experience of VMWare, including maintenance and provisioning
- experience of installation and supporting of Microsoft Exchange (2003 onwards) including Office 365
- excellent working knowledge of core networking services - e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, RDP, SNMP, LDAP, Kerberos
- networking skills - e.g. switching, routing, VLANs, PoE, WLAN, MPLS
- NAS / SAN storage infrastructures
- strong analytical and problem solving ability
- IT related Degree and/or Microsoft certifications - MSCE, MCITP
- knowledge of information security standards, including ISO27001
- ability to manage conflicting priorities, multitask and meet deadlines
- ability to analyse complex technical landscapes and evaluate technical solutions
- proven ability to produce high quality deliverables in terms of content and presentation
- excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Infrastructure, Support, Windows, AD, VMWare, Exchange, Storage, IT Security
Commutable from: Stoke, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Crewe, Nantwich, Leek, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Congleton, Macclesfield

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