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Senior Server Engineer

Job Reference: SSESL/15715SK

Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

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Vacancy Posted: 20-09-2018

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: England, Greater London, London

Senior Server Engineer to join our leading financial client in South London.

This role is part of our clients Server Support Team supporting primarily Windows server, Linux, VMware, Citrix and storage based systems.

This role will be responsible for the development & support of the Wintel environment, storage infrastructure and associated technologies. In addition, the role will provide support for a variety of Wintel based software and various hardware platforms

Key Responsibilities

* Technical responsibility for the company’s Windows server, Linux, VMware, Citrix and storage based systems
* Ensure Service Desk calls and assigned tasks are resolved in accordance with business requirements
* Day to day management of worldwide production systems, to ensure system stability and high availability
* Provide support for the following operating systems and applications: Windows Server 2003 – 2012 R2, Linux (RHEL), Citrix PS 4.x & XenApp 6.x/7.x, AppSense 8.x – 10.x, VMware 5.x – 6.x and bespoke applications
* Provide support for the following hardware: Sun 4450/4150, IBM 3650, HPE BL & DL ranges, HPE C7000 enclosures, Pure Storage arrays and Dell PS4000/6000 EqualLogic arrays.
* Lead ongoing problem management and capacity planning for server and storage infrastructure in line with the business plans
* Create and maintain support documentation and procedures for all systems. Creation of HLD & DLD documentation
* Provide cross-site support for other team members as required by projects, rollouts, holidays and sickness
* On call support for escalation of incidents in respect of storage and/or server systems

The Ideal Candidate Skills and knowledge

* The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
* Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written.
* VMware vSphere server virtualisation (including other VMware portfolio products e.g. SRM) or other virtualisation platforms.
* Microsoft Windows server operating systems
* Excellent Microsoft Office 365 cloud knowledge
* Microsoft Windows features (e.g. Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, ADFS, DFS/DFSR, Group Policy, Failover Clustering)
* Enterprise level storage array management, including replication
* Global server network fundamentals (connectivity types, WAN connectivity, NIC teaming, routing, switching, VLAN’s & subnets)
* Excellent server hardware knowledge (including HPE Blade enclosures)

Experience Needed

* Technical experience in heterogeneous environments
* Technical experience in virtual environments in an enterprise deployment
* Technical experience in supporting/deploying Windows operating systems
* Data centre operations experience (internally and externally sourced).
* Experience of using email message hygiene services.

Any of the following qualifications would be highly desirable – MCSE 2012, CCE-V, VCP 6, ITIL Foundation v3

Benefits include – Competitive salary and discretionary bonus, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Pension scheme, Great local employee discounts and many more

Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for interview will be contacted.

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