Infrastructure Development Analyst

Intelligent Move Recruitment
Dartford, Kent
£45000 - £55000/annum + bens
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a Leading blue chip business, involved in some of the most high profile buildings in the UK and Globally. Please see below job specification.

The IT Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be:

a) The Supplier of Choice to our internal customers, with a focus being placed on :

* Working with our customers to understand their objectives and priorities and aligning our activities to the corporate vision.
* Building close relationships with business leaders and being proactive in our engagement with them.
* Delivering projects and services to agreed timescales and service levels and offering a value for money proposition.
* An ability to repeat success in product and service delivery through a defined set of IT standards & methods and supporting policies & governance.
* Offering a pragmatic 80:20 approach to our work.

b) The Employer of Choice, with the focus being placed on:

* Career management of the individual
* Performance management of the individual
* Encouragement to help create and participate in a high performing team environment.

Our Mission is to provide the information systems and services that will underpin the evolving/emerging business model.

What is the purpose of the job

* Design and deliver robust, scalable, cost effective infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements
* Identify and schedule projects to take advantage of technical opportunities and solve business issues
* Implementation of new infrastructure, application or services
* Ensure connectivity, data integrity and data validation for hardware upgrades/replacements are managed effectively
* Configuration management - ensure that new infrastructure solutions are configured to optimum levels and this is recorded according to team standards
* Assist with infrastructure related issues and requests
* Ensure that effective system performance/capacity monitoring is in place for all critical business applications
* Assist in disaster recovery planning and testing
* Participate in/host post implementation/major incident reviews
* Produce detailed documentation and conduct knowledge transition to operations and service teams.
* Undertake 3rd line support on infrastructure systems

What do you have to achieve

To provide analysis and technical skills to the group in the support of information systems.
To provide project management and support for infrastructure and business projects.
To act as technical expert.

Technical Knowledge

* VMware vSphere 6.X+
* RHEL 6.x, 7.x
* Oracle Linux 6.x, 7.x
* Oracle 11
* Progress DB
* NetApp Storage – Data Ontap 8.x
* NetApp storage toolset – SnapMirror, SnapManager & DFM/OnCommand
* Strong understanding of backup technologies and strategies within an enterprise datacentre
* Strong understanding of Windows Server
* Cloud platform experience – preferably Microsoft Azure

Key Skills & Competencies

Should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

* Excellent understanding of change management within a medium or large organisation
* ITIL qualification is highly desirable
* Ability to think logically, analyse situations, solve technical problems
* Excellent analysis skills
* Excellent document writing skills
* Ability to understand complex requirements
* Ability to communicate complex systems to non-technical staff
* Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the business

* Managing internal / external relationships as a technical subject matter expert

* Strong Influencing skills – Ability to make things happen when not in a position of direct control.

* Sound decision making

* Able to participate as a member of a multi-disciplined team

* Ability to work unsupervised

* Good working knowledge of ITIL concepts as regards infrastructure.

Scope of Job

* Multiple technology disciplines to be covered
* Able to coach peers where required.

* To be flexible in supporting out of hours working requirements to meet business needs

Job specific Experience

* Solid experience working within complex infrastructure environments.
* Able to provide and apply best practice infrastructure techniques (possibly gained from large organisation experience).
* Ability and experience of working across diversity of BU divisions and IT functions – their differing emphasis as regards needs and requirements.
* Able to deliver through 3rd party providers where appropriate

Other relevant &

Recruitment information

What specific motivation is needed?

* Commitment and keen interest in IT and the benefits that it can provide
* An understanding and interest in technology and its application
* Enjoys tracking the market / industry trends
* Personal pride in exercising and developing IT professional skills
* Understanding and buy-in to business and IT roadmap objectives
* A drive to deliver IT solutions and gain huge satisfaction in achieving set goals
* Ability to work with both technical designers/architects and project managers
* Willingness to explain technical concepts and approaches to non-technical staff
* Feeling part of a solution
* A desire to develop the solution strength and delivery capability of a fast growing company.

What are the emotional demands of the job?

* Multiple ad-hoc request
* Lack of tools to do the job as you may wish to
* Ability to be decisive where technical ambiguity exists
* Able to promote/explain technology within, and external to, the IT group.
* Coping with the balance between strategic versus tactical IT developments
* Readiness to challenge the business case/requirements