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Senior Systems Engineer

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Digital, Data & Technology
United Kingdom & ROI
£40k - £55k
30.05.2019 12:06 PM



  • Provide technical direction working with internal and external resources/suppliers to deliver solutions that meet the operational needs of the business, as directed by the IT Service Manager.
  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Easily recognises system deficiencies, and implement effective solutions whilst developing and maintaining installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards and policies.
  • Research and recommend innovative technologies or system changes that can deliver improvements in efficiency and where possible identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Manage and update the Disaster Recovery plan as required.
  • Work sympathetically and effectively with IT and business staff as well as customers.
  • Carry out in-house system testing as required with new systems.
  • Liaise with and manage 3rd party vendors/relationships





  • Degree &/or have sufficient relevant work experience.


Job Related Knowledge           

  • Active Directory and Group Policies
  • MS Server 2008R2 /2012 R2
  • MS Exchange 2007/13 + Exchange 365
  • MS SCCM and WSUS 2012
  • MS DFS and namespaces
  • Network Setup including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP configuration
  • Network Hardware including switches and Firewalls
  • Desktop software including Office 365,– Windows 10
    Cloud based phone systems




Essential Skills            

  • Excellent people-management skills, and ability to motivate
  • Professional and service-oriented attitude towards users and customers
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) for a range of audiences  Able to prioritise unsupervised
  • Self-sufficient
  • Ability to systematically troubleshoot complex problems
  • Problem Solver
  • Solid time management, planning and organising skills
  • Capability to ensure accountability and cost-effectiveness within internal infrastructure team
  • Project management experience
  • Service management experience
  • MCSA/MCSE 2008 – 2012 Qualified or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience engineering and deploying scalable, highly available solutions utilising roles within Windows Server: DHCP, DNS, AD, Print, File Services, DFS across multiple sites. 
  • Competent with Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange server to Office 365 administration, architecting and implementation. 
  • Good understanding of HP MSA storage systems
  • VCP5 (VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6). Clustering, Networking, HA, DR.
  • Able to support and administer cloud based application infrastructure solutions in AWS, Oracle Cloud and others.
  • Backup solution architecting and administration using Veeam and other software
  • Good understanding of IPv4 Networking and IPv6. Configuration and routing on Cisco, Watchguard and other vendor hardware.


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