IT Infrastructure Engineer-Windows Server/VMWare

Charles Taylor plc
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Infrastructure Engineer - Windows Server/VMWare

Location: Funtington, nearChichester, West Sussex

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 8.30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Salary: c£35,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

Are you looking to move into a corporate environment with a growing organisation?

Do you crave the autonomy that comes with working for an in-house IT team?

Would you like the opportunity to make improvements to a business and work with emerging technologies?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior Systems Engineer to join the IT team at CEGA to help build, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. CEGA is operational 24/7/365 and offers services with strict service level agreements at multiple locations.

It is important that you have experience of supporting a similar sized environment of 500 plus users across multiple locations.

This role will be a mixture of BAU whilst working concurrently on multiple projects simultaneously. This is a very "hands-on" role and you will be an escalation point for complex technical issues.

As well as providing technical management of server hardware and software, including back-up and disaster recovery, you will be expected to take part in the IT Support call roster.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide infrastructure support on all server and system related issues
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems

Experience & Skills:

We are looking for a competent 3rd Line Systems Engineer, there are also further opportunities to progress towards a leadership role; experience of being a team leader would therefore be an advantage.

We'd like you to take great pride in delivering a fantastic service to your internal customers; you will be comfortable managing your workload and be an excellent communicator both with your customers and amongst your team - ensuring a cohesive environment that promotes the success of everyone.

At least two or more of the following technical requirements:

  • Microsoft Certified
  • VMware certified
  • Experience with installing and supporting the following is essential: Windows 2008/2012/2016, Exchange 2010 and higher, VMware vSphere, SQL Server (SQL and T-SQL), strong IP networking
  • Experience of working with the following: HP Server/SAN, Firewall administration, MS Dynamics CRM, Datacentre infrastructures, telephony support (VoIP, CTI), Mimecast, Veeam, Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix NetScaler

We offer a great benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive training and development
  • Free parking or mini-bus pick up service (to and from Chichester train station)
  • Free annual travel insurance (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Salary supplements for using an additional language
  • 28 days holiday a year (inc. bank holidays)
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Fully equipped on site gym, on site tennis court and other social club facilities

Agencies: We are fortunate enough to receive some really great direct applications, so at this time we will not be engaging or accepting any unsolicited CV's from agencies.

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