Windows Engineer

From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience.
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

What’s the role all about?

Do you love cutting edge technology, solving problems and maintaining hosting environments? Are you looking to take your next step up the IT support ladder? If you’re passionate about servers, cloud infrastructure and helping customers in the fast moving industry that we call hosting, then we may have the perfect role for you at UKFast!

What will my responsibilities be?

·Provide 3rd line support to our customers, resolving escalations and spotting problem trends

·Assisting with and maintaining customer solutions

·Advising on best practices for advanced Windows Server roles including setup and configuration

·Aiding research and development with new and existing products in our product portfolio

·To continually develop your technical skills through extensive training both internally and via third parties. You will be working alongside some of the best engineers in the industry, using the latest technologies.

Experience in the following areas would be essential:

·Installing, maintaining and supporting Windows 2008/2012 servers

·Progress towards or certification in MCTS/MCSA qualifications

·Excellent customer service skills with working experience

·Active Directory administration and configuration knowledge

·Server hardware diagnostics including an understanding of RAID configurations

·Troubleshooting performance issues with Windows Server diagnostics tools

Experience in the following areas would be beneficial for this role:

·Web application debugging experience (.NET/PHP/ASP Classic)

Exposure to virtualisation technologies (VMWare / Hyper-V / OpenStack).·Domain Name Service (DNS)

·Internet Information Services (IIS)

·Distributed File System (DFS)

·SQL Server 2008 onwards, particularly understanding of database mirroring.

·Mail servers, free programs or knowledge in Exchange, an understanding of how mail flow works is ideal.

·An understanding of SAN technologies

·Citrix XenApp

·Cisco ASA firewalls

·Knowledge of backup technologies (Windows Server Backup / DPM / Commvault)

What’s the earning potential?

·We offer a salary of £18-26k depending on experience

What are my working hours?

This role will cover a shift pattern to include 5 days covering shifts of 8-5, 9-6 or 11-8 between Monday-Sunday. Typically weekend shifts are on a 1 in 5 rotation. This role also covers night shifts, on a cover only basis to cover holidays and sickness.

What benefits are on offer?

·Onsite parking

·Gymnasium – great way to keep in shape

·Private BUPA healthcare cover after 1 years’ service

·Steam room to relax

·Free fruit delivered fresh to the office daily

·Birthdays off as a paid holiday

·Company ski trips to Switzerland

·Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn

·Table tennis and pool tables to play all day, every day!

·Computer game area – so get your game faces on

·Crèche on site – bring your little ones into work

·Free kettle bells, spinning classes and circuit training

·Football/netball/running clubs

·Monthly pub quizzes - friends and family can also come along

·Bar – free drinks on a Friday afternoon!


·An extra week holiday when you get married after 1 years’ service

·Recording studio

·Summer BBQs at the founder’s home

·UKFest – our yearly festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family. The event is described as a mini-Glastonbury with over 1000 expected to attend in 2016

·Regular cinema nights and LAN parties

·Team building experiences climbing Snowdon

·Family days out to Chester Zoo

·Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after 2 years’ service

·Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at Christmas

·Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business

·Future plans to have a dog kennels for all you dog lovers

·Plans for a Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected

·Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contribution

Performance Incentives

·£4000 bonus to anyone who designs a new software deemed to be useful to the business

·Reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing to Switzerland!

·We’re also big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1k after 5 years with us and an amazing £10k bonus after 10 years in the family

Contract type

Permanent full-time

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