Windows Server Engineer

  • Salary:55000 - 65000
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Permanent, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:19 Feb 19

My client a leading law firm with a global presence, is currently recruiting for a Windows Server Engineer to join them on a permanent basis in London. You’ll be joining there support department, with particular focus on VMware Virtualisation, Microsoft Windows Server (2008R2/2012R2/2016), Active Directory (2008/12), System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operations Manager and other mainstream Enterprise Wintel technologies.

Client

My client a leading law firm with a global presence, is currently recruiting for a Windows Server Engineer to join them on a permanent basis in London. You’ll be joining there support department, with particular focus on VMware Virtualisation, Microsoft Windows Server (2008R2/2012R2/2016), Active Directory (2008/12), System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Operations Manager and other mainstream Enterprise Wintel technologies.

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing day-to-day 3rd and 4th line support
  • Providing design, management and technical engineering support within the Microsoft Azure platform (including IaaS & PasS offerings).
  • In-depth diagnosis, troubleshooting, test, resolution of problems and issues with VMware, Windows Server and System Centre.
  • Ongoing maintenance of standards and processes relating to Systems Engineering's services.  Proactive scheduled maintenance, BCP, DR and capacity planning.
  • Support the implementation of new technologies, solutions and services, in line with current industry standards and business strategy.
  • Providing design and engineering input, guidance and support to the firm's Global Project Group, Architecture Team and support staff located in the firm's outsource partner in India. Undertake the role of subject matter expert for any projects which require input and have an impact in the "Wintel and Virtualisation" infrastructure.
  • Inclusion in an on-call rota to provide out-of-hours escalation support. Available for occasional involvement in Change related activities during planned weekend maintenance window.

 

Skills

  • Extensive experience managing and maintaining a large server base of Windows Server 2008R2, 2012R2 and 2016, ideally using VMware ESXi 5.5 and above on HPE Rack and Blades server hardware.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS platform with previous experience in design, implementation and management of IaaS and PaaS services is ideal though not essential.
  • Proficient in the monitoring of production systems using SCOM 2012, which includes the implementation, development and configuration of Management Packs.
  • A detailed knowledge of Server technologies, such as; Security & protection, back-up, clustering, file & print, Hyper-V, IIS, WDS, WSUS, DNS, WINS, DHCP, AD Certificate Services.
  • A detailed knowledge of Active Directory Services, such as, AD DS, GPOs, DNS, WINS, DHCP, AD CS, AD LDS, AD RMS, ADFS etc.
  • A working knowledge of at least one scripting language, specifically the development and use of PowerShell 2 and/or 3 scripts.
  • Knowledge of VMware virtualisation technologies, preferably VMware ESXi 5.5 and above is ideal though not essential for exceptional Wintel Engineers.
  • Experienced in the automated build and configuration of server hardware and interacting with supporting infrastructure teams, i.e. storage (SAN), networking, security (Firewalls) etc.  Ideally you will be familiar with the current HPE DL and BL server ranges and related hardware features and related firmware.
  • Accustomed to working within the ITIL framework of Incident, Problem, Change and Release Management.