Senior Systems Engineer, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Cloud, AWS, Azure

Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Up to £63,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 7.5% bonus + Great B
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Systems Engineer, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Cloud, AWS, Azure

My client are a global technology firm who are seeking a talented Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) to join their newly formed team in Oxford. The Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) is a project-based research and development role that will see the successful Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) playing a key role in the implementation of various products and infrastructures into cloud based environment. The Senior Systems Engineer will be offered training in AWS technologies. The ideal Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) candidate will have significant engineering experience and be a team player, used to working in a collaborative environment. This new Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) position offers excellent opportunities to be a vital part business-critical greenfield projects and have real impact in the future of growing global business.

This role can be flexible with hours and some remote working, allowing the Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) to arrive later / leave earlier and work from home.

The successful Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) will be expected to provide guidance and mentoring to other engineers, supporting the design, implementation and troubleshooting when required. Being a Senior Systems Engineer (AWS), you will bridge the gap between engineering and support by sharing knowledge and providing guidance to other engineers, on the design, implementation, migration and troubleshooting of the current technology platforms.

The Senior Systems Engineer (AWS)will have the following commercial experience:

  • Significant IT experience (10+ years relevant work experience) with at least 3 years as a Senior Systems Engineer.
  • Exposure to AWS deployment, management and incident diagnosis techniques
  • Excellent technical skills and experience gained from working within complex Enterprise infrastructure projects. You must be able to demonstrate how you’ve supported large scale migrations/transformation programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience in translating high level technical architectures and service design requirements into a clear and coherent low-level designs.
  • Significant experience of infrastructure and application architectures, particularly with respect to cloud services, automation techniques and managing ‘infrastructure as code’ leading to consistent delivery and to high levels of quality.
  • Experience in the automation of manual tasks and seeking out efficiencies by ‘shifting left’ where possible.
  • Good understanding of security best practices, particularly in relation to software patching, data leakage prevention and encryption.
  • Good understanding of the total cost ownership and lifecycle management of EUC assets.
  • Experience of working in a geographically dispersed, international organization.
  • Being an innovative and positive team player with excellent communication and service skills, confident in communicating technical issues and managing the demands of non IT staff and senior stakeholders.
  • Experience in mentoring other Engineers

The Senior Systems Engineer (AWS)will have the following technical skills:

  • Expert knowledge of AWS IaaS – workload migrations, VPC design, connectivity solutions etc
  • Experience in scripting Infrastructure as Code - Terraform, CloudFormation etc
  • Experience in Configuration Management platforms – Puppet, PowerShell DSC etc
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, ADFS, SSO and cloud based identity management.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016.
  • Expert knowledge of Windows network protocols including DNS, DHCP, LDAP and Kerberos.
  • Advanced knowledge of security technologies and strategies, including the use of web and email content filtering, public key infrastructure, drive encryption, patch management and AV best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerShell to automate complex and repetitive operations for L1 and L2 support teams
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)/Operations Management Suite (OMS)


  • Experience of Microsoft Azure PaaS & SaaS services
  • Knowledge of implementing and supporting Office 365, including Lync/Skype for Business, PSTN connectivity and Cloud PBX in a global organisation.
  • Knowledge of tracking assets and deploying software using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Knowledge of MDM technologies and how these are used to support a BYOD strategy.
This really is an exceptional role with a great salary package and benefits on offer. The successful Infrastructure Engineer will play a key part in the company’s progress as well as new product innovation, working within an Agile team in a challenging yet rewarding environment.

This great location is easily commutable from various locations including Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Thame, Buckingham, Bicester, High Wycombe, Witney, Northampton and many more.

So, if this exciting new opportunity for a Senior Systems Engineer (AWS) is of interest then please apply now for immediate consideration.

Senior Systems Engineer, Active Directory, Hyper-V, Cloud, AWS, Azure

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