Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Windows Server / VMWare)

Crg Tec Limited
£40k - £50k pa + Pension, Health
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Windows O/S, VMWare)
Paying £50k plus benefits
Based in Bedfordshire

The Opportunity
As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer, this is your chance to join a FTSE 250 company who are seeking to invest and improve their IT services. This is the server and storage team, so you'll be focusing on the Microsoft O/S and Servers, along with VMWare and above and beyond the day to day operational technical responsibility, you'll be someone who can spot improvements to the environment and play a part in the project delivery of new solutions and processes to improve efficiency and automation.

This is towards the top end of a 15 strong team, and you'll be tasked with implementing optimised processes and management practices that result in infrastructure, systems and services, that are reliable, scalable, secure, efficient, well controlled and documented, adhering to ITIL best practices.

In return for your skills, our client operate flexible working hours, free gym, subsidized canteen, tennis courts, 5 a side football pitches, running track and free parking for you to enjoy your time at work.

Sound good? Read on

The Role

Installation, configuration, maintenance and support of infrastructure and systems - specifically with the storage and server group. As mentioned, you'll facilitate and typically lead, the delivery of medium/large technical projects and complex work packages across the Microsoft server technology stack and VMware based virtualisation. In addition, you'll be asked to support, coach and mentor the more junior members of the team, not in a formal management capacity but leading by example. You'll have significant third party supplier liaison, mainly with hardware providers and the data centre estate.

Who are you, and what is your background?

Microsoft will be your technology provider of choice, and you'll be equally savvy with VMWare. This is a large scale environment with a lot of complexity so we think you'll be from an enterprise level background. The company are a strong believer, and supporter of formal accreditation and due to that, we'll think you will have invested in formal accreditation and be Microsoft certified (MCSE or MCSA) or VMWare certified (VCP).

Significant / Detailed knowledge is assumed for most of the following:

* Microsoft Server technologies; MS Server, MS Exchange/365, MS Lync, MS Clustering, Active Directory Services, Group Policy, Certificate Services, Windows Terminal Services, ADFS, DirectAccess
* Virtualisation technologies; VMware ESX Server
* VDI; VMware View/Horizon, Citrix
* Cloud technologies; Windows Azure, Office 365

This is the storage and server team, so ideally:

*Storage technologies: NAS, SAN, ISCSI, Fibre Channel Switches etc.

Environment experience should be large / enterprise level infrastructures and strong incident and problem management ability is needed - both internally and via 3rd parties.

This is an ITIL environment so we'd be hoping for exposure / knowledge within a commercial environment and ideally, being a V3 practitioner or intermediate.

We have flexibility on working hours between 7am and 6pm, and while common sense and business practise will come into play, the chance is likely there to work a "Shift" between these hours, or rotate with colleagues on a week by week basis. There is no formal on call as yet, but this may come into place on a paid basis in the future, with likely rota being one week in six.

The company are a strong believer in training, and as such would encourage the infrastructure engineers to advance in their chosen field, and would be happy by way of paying for exams by way of a ring fenced training budget, and allowing leave time for study.

CRG TEC are an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.

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