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Senior Infrastructure Consultant

Employer
Sensical Services Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

  • City of London, London
  • £70,000 - £90,000
  • Permanent, full time


Boutique IT organisation seeks experienced Senior Infrastructure Consultant to work with our clients to architect, design and implement a broad array of IT solutions. A rewarding and varied customer-facing role in a small and friendly team.

Who are we?


  • Sensical is a small and growing IT consultancy and managed services provider (MSP) based in the City of London.
  • Our happy customers are small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) in financial services and other sectors that appreciate a level of expert advice, reliability of systems and quality support that is a cut above the average.
  • We are a friendly close-knit and supportive team of experts.


Job Role



1. IT Consultation:
  • Understand customers' existing IT solutions and infrastructure architectures.
  • Collect, understand and document customer business and technical requirements.
  • Determine solution options, fully analysing advantages and disadvantages from both technical and commercial angles.
  • Document and present solution options and recommendations to senior non-technical customer audiences.


2. IT Architecture and Design:
  • Document detailed IT architectures, high-level deigns (HLD) and low-level designs (LLD) for existing and new systems and for internal and customer-facing audiences. Carry out necessary research and testing to ensure architectures and designs are accurate and fit for purpose.


3. Implementation of IT infrastructure solutions:
  • Create implementation, test and rollout plans, including Change Requests.
  • Implement, test and launch solutions.
  • Create maintenance plans and support documentation, implement monitoring, provide training and handover solutions to Sensical or customer operations teams.


Essential skills and experience


  • Solid grounding in all IT architecture concepts (inc. security, availability, recovery, backup, performance, scalability and monitoring) and technologies (inc. virtualisation; on-prem, private cloud, public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS as well as TCP/IP).
  • Expertise in any two of the following technologies: Virtualisation (VMware, HyperV, Azure or AWS), Windows Server, GPO, Hosted Desktop (Citrix, RDS), Exchange, MDM (Intune), Databases (MSSQL), Web/HTTP, Windows Networking (DNS, DHCP etc).
  • Ability to apply past experience to quickly understand any system in detail.
  • Ability to work well with others, including engineers with varying seniority and experience, treating others with respect and supporting their development..
  • Excellent customer facing communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Commercial awareness: Understand commercial boundaries and that "time is money".
  • Understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) including build and operational costs.
  • Quality ethos with a desire to ensure all systems are secure, resilient and performant.
  • Ability to architect and design fit-for-purpose solutions within constraints of time & cost.
  • Able to maintain a strong sense of ownership for all deliverables.
  • Visio, Word and Excel expert.


Benefits


  • Bonus linked to individual and company commercial performance.
  • Overtime and/or TOIL at 1.5x during week and 2x during weekends.
  • Flexible working location and hours.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Training and relevant ongoing certifications.
  • Friendly and flexible working environment, in a company that focuses on delivering excellence.
  • Work closely with a group of passionate experts.
  • Exposure to a vast range of technologies.
  • Have your ideas valued and see the fruits of your labour.
  • Ability to work with a broad set of clients, each in key market verticals.
  • Opportunity to excel in both leadership and technical excellence.
  • Growth routes through to chief architect or management.
  • Training and relevant ongoing certification
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme



Qualifications



· Appropriate Microsoft, Azure, AWS, VMware etc. certifications will be highly regarded.
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