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Server Engineer Ref. 397

IT
£32,484 to £34,732
HMGCC has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Server Engineer to join our growing team, where you will have the opportunity to be creative and work with the latest technology.

What makes HMGCC different is that you'll have the opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of hardware and software products. Our IT Department delivers a range of high quality IT services using best practice, as recommended in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

The Server Team provide support for corporate ICT servers and associated infrastructure to best use and integrate ICT infrastructure more effectively. Part of a growing team, this role provides 2"d and 3rd line technical support depending on skill-set . Engineers will be involved incident & problem resolution, assisting with change programmes, upgrades and new system installations. The role­ holder will work to agreed SLAs in support of business and ICT service continuity & disaster recovery.

Technical Skills

We would need you to already have:

•    Working knowledge of software environments including:
     o    Active Directory (Domains & Forests)
     o    Group Policy implementation and troubleshooting
     o    Microsoft SQL, Exchange
     o    Enterprise-class server environments (Virtualisation)
•    Working knowledge of systems integration (integrating COTS products into existing environment).
•    Proven experience of customer service in a technical environment.
•    Familiarity with PC/Server hardware and peripherals, administration and troubleshooting operating systems and applications (including PC diagnostics) .
•    Knowledge of ICT software security and Anti-Virus measures.
•    Experience in software evaluation/configuration/functionality/testing   and deployment.
•    Experience working with formal design and build documentation.

To strengthen your application it would be desirable if you have:

•    Prepared to have a flexible attitude to work, in return for a flexible working environment.
•    Experience of a variety of vendor/manufacturer hardware and software solutions.
•    ITIL best practice working involvement and awareness desirable.
•    Experience of working in an environment where change is common and adaptable to it.

Personal Skills

To work as a Server Engineer you will be the type of person who:  

•    Set an example in high standards and values to others, show integrity and professionalism. Assist and guide others who are less experienced.
•    Think creatively and generate innovative approaches and solutions.
•    Plan ahead and involve others in a timely manner. Set clearly defined, realistic objectives and deadlines.
•    Communicate with credibility to a variety of audiences, inside and outside of the organisation. Promote ideas and initiatives.
•    Create and encourage positive working relationships.
•    Promote new and flexible ways of delivering services that are responsive to customer needs.
•    Encourage and enable others to share ideas, to suggest changes and to make improvements.

Putting Your Skills To Use

Using your expertise as part of our team you will:

1.     Contribute to the maximum availability of HMGCC corporate ICT systems on and off-site, identifying and assisting with the implementation of any ICT system developments.
2.    Resolve challenging/complex technical issues (commensurate with your operating level) in response to service desk requests for server hardware & software problems, planned upgrades or system configuration changes. Ensure that all assigned incidents and activities are resolved within published SLA timescales.
3.    Identify and report emergent trends resulting from tactical changes to ICT Server Infrastructure, highlighting areas for improvement at both tactical and longer term levels.
4.    Technology, innovation and improvement of processes:
        a.    Maintain awareness of relevant technologies to service  delivery within  HMGCC and disseminate to colleagues appropriately .
        b.    Be involved in technology update briefings as appropriate .
        c.    Provide service desk operator coverage when required.
5.    Forge positive working relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and OGD's.
6.    Work within defined and documented procedural operations .
7.    Work under supervision to contribute to the support of corporate ICT servers and associated infrastructure to best use and integrate ICT infrastructure more effectively.
8.    Operating within a range of developed proficient disciplines, utilising skills and expertise gained including related technical qualifications and/or vocational experience to carry out assigned work packages.
9.    As requested, to supervise the work of less experienced engineers and technicians, including:
       a.       Taking responsibility for the quality of their work.
       b.       Assisting their delivery to schedule .
10.    Determine alternative approaches or solutions to problems, referring to specific examples of success and achievement where this would contribute to team success.
11.    Has  good  level  of  understanding  and  competence  in  other  component  disciplines  of  the corporate support areas to understand how these might be impacted by change.

You will play an integral part in ensuring that our Government's communication systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. In return we will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit ' about us l ink'.

*If you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.