Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist

Job Title: Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 67598-ITENG-PHH
Contact Name: Phoebe Hadley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 22, 2016 10:04

Job Description

Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist | £36-40K (DOE) + £4.5K Car Allowance | Forest Row, East Grinstead

My client is seeking a Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist to report to the Infrastructure Solutions Architect. The purpose of the role will be to provide technical and operational management for all desktop and Infrastructure support, leading / developing the 2nd line Support team and providing 'hands on' technical expertise for Systems Administration activities across a range of technologies

This is an opportunity to join a successful privately owned construction, development, maintenance and management group operating throughout England.


*To take primary responsibility for day to day operation and proactive management of all IT Infrastructure operational activities across desktop, Server and Network activities taking appropriate action to ensure ongoing optimal performance of the IT Infrastructure to include:
*Leading a team of 2nd line technical support staff and managing their operational workloads
*Ensuring that all incidents and service requests are logically, efficiently and accurately resolved and performance reported against
*Liaising with other team members, employees, third party suppliers and support organisations as necessary
*Installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of desktops, telephony equipment, software, peripheral devices.
*Managing Systems Administration
*Driving forward continual improvement by recommending operational developments / processes that would benefit the business.
*Manage business expectations / SLA's
*Provide clear, current updates and documentation
*Minimise exposure to risk and adhere to business standards and processes

Performance Indicators

*Demonstrating leadership and communication
*Demonstrating technical knowledge
*Providing technical guidance for the IT support team
*Clearly defining tasks, allocating appropriately to the team, manage workloads and provide clear updates to management
*Documenting Systems Administration and Support processes
*Performance reporting
*Managing risks and exceptions

Essential Technical Skills/Experience

*Proven technical leadership experience
*Network - LAN/WAN/Switches/Security
*Storage SAN/Back up/ Email & File System Archiving
*VMWare - VSphere 5.1 Enterprise, Citrix, MS Exchange, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Active Directory
*Desktop Management Technologies
*Windows Desktop XP and Windows 7
*Office 2003, 2007 and 2010
*IP Telephony
*Standard project management tools such as Microsoft Project

Person Specification

*Strong technical leader and communicator
*Pace, quality and results driven
*Positive attitude, 'can do' approach to work
*Strong and logical problem-solving and analytical abilities.
*Ability to prioritise and manage multiple activities
*Strong organisation and planning skills
*Strong written and oral communication skills
*Strong interpersonal skills and ability to see things from others perspective
*Highly self-motivated and directed
*Strong customer service orientation
*Able to work as part of a team, contributing to its efficiency and productivity
*Ability to remain calm under pressure and resolve conflict
*Able to ensure the department continues to improve the services it delivers on an ongoing basis

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