IT Systems Engineer (Server)

Job Title: IT Systems Engineer (Server)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Teddington, Middlesex
Salary: £45000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 67595-ITENG-PHH
Contact Name: Phoebe Hadley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 19, 2016 09:15

Job Description

IT Systems Engineer (Server) | Teddington | £45K | Permanent

My client is seeking an experienced IT Systems Engineer with strong networking skills to join an established IT Operations team. The Systems Engineer will primarily, but not exclusively, be responsible for all physical and virtual server infrastructure across the organisation, including management of core applications such as Exchange and SCCM.

This is an opportunity to join a growing multinational business. The company is the UK's largest forensic and analytical testing company. They are regularly on the news for the life changing work they do on a day to day basis. Science is at the heart of all they do - for a safer world.

Job Specifications

The responsibilities of the IT Systems Engineer role include:
·3rd level technical support of a wide range of network hardware and software technologies.
·Escalated incident resolution.
·Service request fulfilment.
·Management of configuration items within the remit of the Infrastructure Team.
·Provision of excellent customer service.
·Achievement of service level agreement KPIs.
·Active contribution to the continual service improvement plan.
·Knowledge management.

Incident Resolution:
·Resolution of escalated incidents and the restoration of service within agreed SLAs.
·Incident closure and re-categorisation.
·Where necessary, following the agreed escalation process.
·Incident ownership, monitoring, tracking within the IT service management tool.
·Regular communication with users and colleagues, advising them of the progress of incident resolution.

Service Request Fulfilment:
·Fulfilling of service requests, ensuring that correct authorisation has been received.
·Progression through to resolution of service requests according to the agreed process and procedures.
·Communication with the users and colleagues as to the status of outstanding service requests.
·Working with Procurement and external suppliers in purchasing software and hardware, as required.

Configuration Management:
·To account for and track all IT infrastructure assets that are deemed configuration items, throughout their life cycle and administer in the asset registers and monitoring systems.
·To put appropriate security and controls in place to protect assets.
·Ensure that information and data in the IT service management tools and monitoring systems is current and correct.

Customer Service:
·To provide excellent customer service at all times.
·Awareness of all service level agreements, operating level agreements and under-pinning contracts that form part of IT services.
·Achievement of KPIs as stated in the service level agreements

Field Service Management:
·Call management of escalated remote incidents and service requests.
·To assist, via remote control, in resolving remote incidents and service requests.
·To attend remote sites, if required.

·Collecting and sharing technical knowledge.
·Documenting processes and systems to knowledge share with other members of the team.
·Proactively making suggestions or recommendations for the continuous service improvement plan, whether technical, procedural or process driven.
·Production of management reports.
·Support of laboratory computers, as appropriate.

Essential Technical Skills/Experience

·Two year's experience of working in an IT service delivery environment.
·Strong working knowledge of:
- Servers, especially HP
- HP Blade chassis
- SANs, SAS and fibre channel attached storage
- RAID configuration
*Operating Systems
- Windows server 2003, 2008, 2012
- Linux
- AD
- Certificate Services
- Exchange
- Citrix XENApp
- VMware vSphere, vCentre, SRM
·MCP / MCSA / MCSE qualifications.
·VCP qualifications
·ITIL qualifications
·Able to relate to all levels of the business user community

Essential Competencies & Behaviours

·Very strong problem resolution experience with excellent trouble shooting skills - must be able to solve technical problems that are complex in nature.
·Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
·Can-do attitude, focused on meeting deadlines and high quality deliverables
·Self-starter able to proactively work under own initiative.
·Team player that motivates and educates other team members
·Highly developed sense of customer focus.

If you would like to find out more about the role or apply to the position, please call Phoebe on 01737 236 756 or email an up to date CV