Wintel Engineer

D.A.T.S. Limited
Warrington, UK
14 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Wintel Engineer

Based in various locations including Birmingham, Warrington and Cumbria . Potential to work from home several days per week.

Long term contract 12 months+

We're looking for Wintel Engineer to join our nuclear based client on a contract basis on a high profile critical (cyber security) job.

A high level of security clearance will be required SC and candidates must either have this or be able to get it . However candidate will be able to start with a basic level clearance and a clear D&A test .


Wintel Engineer who is preferably multi skilled in both Windows and Linux.

Troubleshooting system and network problems, diagnose and solve hardware/software Incidents/problems
Provide solution(s)/work around(s) to incidents and problems
Create, manage and evolve polices, processes and procedures
Install, maintain and support new applications and Infrastructure
Work to SLA thresholds for incident(s), request(s) and problem(s)
Prioritising and managing several open cases and mini projects at one time
Establishing a good working relationship with the business and 3rd party support personnel
Testing / Evaluating and implementation of new technology
Review of services, application delivery, patching and Anti-Virus
Ensure appropriate standards and procedures are adhered to during the development process to support a quality deliverable
Work with a variety of business and technical contacts to gain a detailed understanding of their requirements.
Implementation of ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 policies

Responsible for the technical delivery and support of the Wintel (x86) based platforms, including Microsoft server technologies (NT4.0, W2K, W2K3, W2008, W2012 and W2016), Active Directory, VMWare (V5, V5.5, V6 & V6.5) & hardware platforms (including HPe, Cisco UCS, DELL & Nutanix) Meeting operational, project and initiative needs.

Operational, initiative and project-based activities

Capacity and availability management

System level performance management

Obsolescence management

Patch, vulnerability and anti-virus management

Technical design and implementation

Backup & Disaster recovery management/capability

Operating system hardening

In-depth understanding and hands on experience in Wintel server technologies and operating systems. This includes virtualisation and SDDC preferred.

Has undertaken server migration and consolidation work end-to-end.

Will provide migration recommendations and guidance; working with Migration Schedulers and Execution Leads

Provide input into the to-be state identified for the servers. Validate existing R6 assessment and plan for execution.

Technically plan and execute the migration of servers to new infrastructure.

Ensure the database and data is appropriately decommissioned prior to physical database server removal.

Collaborate with infrastructure and application teams to ensure the migration minimises risk and impact to the business.

Experience with monitoring systems (as utilised within the company) required.

Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.

Skills and experience

Need to be able (or ideally have ) SC or DV level security clearance . Please note SC can take up to 10-12 weeks to obtain for a UK passport holder. This is a requirement for the role because of the nature of the nuclear facility.

Willingness to Travel in UK ( expenses from main base are paid)
ITIL Certified
Several Years Active Directory administration and design.
Extensive Wintel administration and implementation experience
5+ years Windows Server administration experience (Windows Server 2008, 2012

& 2016), Exchange 2010 administration and design duties to include OS build, deployment, automation, patching and security hardening.

5+ years VMWare administration v5.5 and v6.5.

Detailed understanding of some of the following technologies

Microsoft Active Directory




General Networking Principles

Considerable experience in administering a VMware Infrastructure including HA, DRS and ideally SRM.
Experience of SCCM administration, packaging and deployment
Significant experience supporting a Citrix XenApp Farm administration and design
Symantec Endpoint administration and design
Network trouble shooting, TCP/IP and general WAN/ LAN trouble shooting
Cisco network implementation, administration and troubleshooting. Route and Switch experience (CCNA or CCNP desirable)
Patching, windows, AD, GPO (windows/microsoft expert with expertise in virtual machines on a server based computing environment)

Pay and benefits

Circa £60 / hr on 37 -40 hr week. + expenses .

DATS is an equal opportunities employer that promotes and celebrates diversity in the workplace.

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