Senior Systems Engineer
We are seeking a highly capable Senior Systems Engineer who can make the step up into a Technical Architect & Security role for a client based on the western edge of Edinburgh city center. This is a challenging role which will allow for further expansion of your skill set to include a firm footing in cyber security and technical architecture. You will be responsible for the creation and execution of the infrastructure technology roadmap (server, storage, DR, OS, databases and tools- email, office, browsers) whilst having high level hands on technical expertise across these areas. You will still be building VMware servers for example and not wish to lose this. Having a firm understanding of cyber security is desirable, if not, willingness to up skill and take on this area is desired, and in time you will be responsible for the holistic cyber/IT strategy covering people, process, technology and governance. Training budgets are in place for this to happen as well as working with a leading security consultancy. Day to day you will be responsible for 3rd line support as well as proactively monitoring and securing the network and implementing changes as and when needed. You will have a focus on technical projects, having vision to look ahead and understand where improvements can be made whilst helping the team around you improve their skills too. Reporting directly to the CIO you will be a senior leader in this 18 strong IT department and be able to communicate clearly with people at all levels of technical understanding. Full Microsoft environment with VMware 6.5 on 6 physical hosts with replicated 2 host DR, EMC VNX SANS. 250 end users, 2500 network endpoints (retail environment) and SharePoint 2013. Are you looking for a step up in responsibility are you looking for an organisation that allows close alignment with the business and able to make decisions quickly? Do you want to take on responsibility for cyber security? This is an interesting role that will combine good technical ability, strategy and managing small teams and 3rd party suppliers. It will suit a seasoned Engineer or hands on technical IT Manager looking to get back to a full enterprise environment and work with a bigger team.