Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer

My client is a successful organisation based in the heart of Cheshire and are a specialist within their field.

Due to an exciting period of growth are seeking a Lead IT Infrastructure Engineer to join a vibrant established IT team.

The IT Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day operation, monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of the corporate IT Infrastructure (Desktop, physical & virtual server estate, Local Area/Wide Area MPLS network and any other associated IT infrastructure).

The client is about to embark in a number of high-profile IT transformation projects to increase the reliability and resilience of systems whilst focusing on the improvement of the end user experience.

An example of duties:

  • Ensuring availability and performance of IT infrastructure according to SLA’s.
  • Work to continuously improve speed, efficiency, and scalability of production systems
  • Strong Management of IT infrastructure projects.
  • Working with external service providers including ISPs & technical partners.
  • Support for Hyper-V 2016 and Windows server infrastructure.
  • Support for VMWare environments for both virtualised back end servers and VDI Desktop environments (Horizon View)
  • Strong knowledge of the Cisco UCS platform
  • Support for Cisco/HP Aruba based networks and Dell SonicWall firewall.
  • Support for Group Policy and Active Directory.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Azure & Office 365 cloud platforms (including private cloud).
  • Layer 2 & Layer 3 switching knowledge (Cisco/HP Aruba preferred).
  • Microsoft Windows Server from 2008 to 2016 (MCSA/MCSE preferred)

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Administering Active Directory, Group policy, DNS & DHCP
  • Administering Firewalls (Dell SonicWall preferred).
  • SAN administration experience (NetApp / PURE preferred).
  • WAN/LAN networking experience gained in a multi-site MPLS environment.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role

This role is a fabulous opportunity to work within a forward thinking, dynamic organisation in a supportive team. A perfect opportunity looking to take the next step in their career!