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UKI Senior Systems Engineer

Windsor, Berkshire
£70,000 to £80,000
Job Type
12 Sep 2022
Are you a Senior Systems Engineer looking for a new opportunity within a well established leading technology business who provide innovative data solutions for organisations with critical information needs in the healthcare, finance, and logistics sectors and beyond? The company is based in Windsor and operates a hybrid working pattern of 3 days office based and 2 WFH. The hosting team delivers as hosted or managed services, anywhere in the world. As more and more clients change to hosted solutions, the client is looking for a senior systems engineer to join the team and help with delivering the high levels of availability, performance and security that the clients have come to rely on. What will I be doing as a UKI Senior Systems Engineer? Responsibilities Deployment & Operations Work with the co-location partners to design appropriate cage, rack and server layouts and to ensure the ongoing provision of space, power and cooling in support of existing and forecasted solutions. Work with the engineering/architecture teams to design solutions so as to maximize performance, efficiency and operability of hosted solutions. Lead and/or participate in the provisioning and deployment of server, network and other hosting-related equipment, including hands-on build and configuration as/when required Participate in the deployment of new applications and/or changes, ensuring that all service components are documented and monitored and integrated into the company s operational processes. Perform hardware qualification testing on new hardware platforms and certify them for production deployments. Work with stakeholders across the solutions lifecycle to ensure that pre-operational sign-offs are obtained, so as to ensure that solutions can be operated in a way that meets or exceeds performance targets e.g. security, availability and response times. Assist with the troubleshooting of integration issues. Consulting with technical stakeholders (including customers) on the delivery of hosted solutions. Hands-on administration and maintenance of hosted solutions and related infrastructure (firewalls, switches, servers, storage, etc.) including pro-active identification and fixing of potential incidents, backup management, etc. Participate in the definition, documentation, operation and continuous improvement of operational processes e.g. ITIL-based processes such as incident, change, problem and configuration management, and the smooth integration of these with wider company processes and systems. Define, implement, monitor and report on metrics that are required for the delivery of highly-available hosted services, as well as to meet the needs of the wider organization e.g. management, engineering, customer services and our customers. Provide technical support for all areas of hosted services, including participation on a 24 7 on-call rota; ensure the timely resolution of incidents and/or problems affecting hosted solutions and deploy approved changes and/or updates as required. Further enhance the automation of hosting-related processes e.g. deployment of changes, deployment of new services, inventory management, security scanning, service level reporting, etc. Experience & Qualifications Strong hands-on experience with server hosting (e.g. data centre) infrastructure and (ideally) management with Cisco UCS blades Hands-on storage/SAN deployment and (ideally) management experience with EMC Unity, Data Domain, Avamar. Hands-on Cisco and F5 networking deployment and management experience with Cisco Nexus 7000/9000, ASA Firewalls, F5 LTM and DNS load balancers, route domains and contexts. Hands-on VMware deployment and management experience with VMware 6.x/7.x Hands-on Linux deployment and management experience Hands-on Windows domain and AD management experience In depth knowledge of service monitoring and alerting (Nagios, Cacti preferred) Knowledge of configuration management (Puppet and/or Red Hat Satellite preferred) Scripting for automation using technologies (e.g. Powershell, Puppet, Ansible, Python) ITIL knowledge principles and applications VCP certified If the above role looks exciting but familiar please do send us your CV today
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  • Job Reference: 710453752-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Journey Recruitment Ltd
    Journey Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Windsor, Berkshire
  • Salary: £70,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent