IT Engineer - WINTEL

Gi Group
Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
08 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. With this opportunity available now, you have the chance to join them in a truly special working environment that is fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic. The Construction of the new facility in South Wales is now fully underway and joining the team at this time means becoming part of the history of the iconic Brand and contributing to the heritage of a prestigious product.

At the state of the art facility in St Athan, the IT team will play a major part in the future plans, they a there developing systems, providing support and enhancing all technology products into the operational departments to ensure they are able to complete their role within the development of such sought after vehicles. They analyse the security of the products, the risks to the business and they come together to develop sound programs, to be in a constant circle of improvement.

Job Purpose.
This role is responsible for the technical design, implementation, documentation & management of the Windows Server and associated systems infrastructure across all Aston Martin sites.
The role will assume responsibility for the Windows Server Estate (Hyper-V hosts and guests) as well as the hardware it runs on, HP Blade and HP Synergy systems. An element of the role will include responsibility for Azure and Office365

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
• Technical lead on all Wintel related projects, across all Aston Martin sites
• Work with the IT Operations Manager as a technical design authority to design, review and approve all changes, which have an impact on the Aston Martin wintel environment & the development of appropriate standards.
• Responsible for ensuring optimum performance of the windows server estate – performance monitoring, tuning, patch management & documentation
• Provide Tier 3 BAU support as required through user tickets, which can involve basic to complex troubleshooting
• Maintain dependent services including DNS, DHCP & RADIUS
• Troubleshooting complex issues surrounding the Windows Server estate at both software and hardware levels. Working with other team members (networks, storage, application) to resolve issues quickly and put measures in place to mitigate reoccurrences.
• Attend cross functional meetings to help drive appropriate cost-effective design solutions to support business goals and strategy
• Provide support and assistance to 3nd line functions when needed & ensure customer queries are resolved quickly and efficiently, whilst providing training and knowledge sharing
• Follow IT processes to ensure OLAs and SLAs are met
• Manage the local and azure ADs with respect to group policies for users and computers
• Understand advances and changes in related technology & work directly with equipment manufactures to assess new technologies
• Develop solutions with a focus on reducing operating costs and/or increasing customer experiences
• Ensure the security of the Wintel infrastructure and maintain compliance with all applicable security standards.

Secondary Functions
• Manage the HP Blade Infrastructure
• Manage and maintain the Windows Hyper-V environment
• Manage and maintain the Windows and Linux Guest Hosts
• Manage and maintain Unix Hosts
• Perform other duties and special projects as required

Qualifications & Experiences – essential
• ITIL Foundation
• MCSA Windows Server
• Office 365
• Azure
• Storage
• Network
• Windows Client
• Hyper-V
• System Centre
• Incident and Problem Management experience.
• Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of 6 years relevant experience preferred
• Level 3 knowledge of Windows Server 2008R2 & Server 2012R2 (including OS fine tuning, troubleshooting & installation & managing infrastructure services such as DHCP, DNS, DFS.
• Level 3 knowledge of one or more of the following: System Centre Operations Manager 2012R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2, Orchestrator 2012R2, Service Manager 2012 R2
• A detailed understanding of Active Directory and surrounding technologies including DNS, Group Policy, ADFS, PKI and RMS
• Previous experiencing in configuring, installing and troubleshooting HP servers including the DL and BL range.
• A fundamental understanding of enterprise class storage systems
• A fundamental understanding of networking including LAN and WAN technologies

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