Infrastructure Engineer

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£30,000 - £50,000

Infrastructure Engineer (Projects) – Newcastle upon Tyne
Role overview 
SearchBI has partnered with a leading IT Solutions provider based in Newcastle upon Tyne in their search for an Infrastructure Engineer to join their team. This will be a challenging opportunity providing project support to a range of clients, but one that comes with lots of rewards. Our client is known for their ‘promote from within’ strategy as well as their investment in staff training & development.
As the ideal candidate you’ll be a strong Infrastructure Engineer with experience across Server, Virtualisation, Storage and Networking. You’ll have experience delivering infrastructure projects (either internal or external) and will have some exposure to cloud solutions. If you have some exposure to cloud but would like to learn more, this role would offer you a fantastic platform to do so.
Job Summary
Reporting into the Infrastructure Team Leader you will provide infrastructure support and project delivery to internal and external customers across a wide range of technologies throughout the UK. Fundamental to the role is the ability to offer exceptional customer service through excellent written, oral, interpersonal and organisational skills. 
Within this role you have the freedom to explore and provide the best solutions for clients and in turn develop your technical skills by supporting and configuring some challenging and interesting products and technologies. You will be offered the ability to grow and progress within the company. 
Although not frequent, you will be required to travel to client site which will likely include stayovers in times of project delivery.
Job Requirements
The following should be used as a guide for technical skills required, if you think you’re a close match please apply!
·Understanding and experience of Amazon Web Services and/ or Microsoft Azure 
·Experience of Microsoft Office 365 products
·Configuring and maintaining MS Windows 2008 and 2012 Server 
·Configuring and maintaining Linux environments 
·Excellent Understanding of Active-Directory & Group Policy 
·Experience in managing virtualised environments (VMware and Hyper-V) 
·Experience with Citrix and MS RDS delivering application and desktop virtualisation 
·Experience in managing MS Exchange 2010 through to 2013 and Exchange Online including backup and recovery maintenance 
·Experience in managing MS SQL 2008 through to 2014 (i.e. backup/restore, general maintenance and clustering/replication) 
·Exposure to infrastructure consultancy/project delivery  
·Ability to understand and maintain the network roles (DHCP, DNS, NPS) 
·Knowledge of TCP/IP and how to diagnose related problems 
·Excellent knowledge of networking topologies including switching, VLAN’s, routing and remote access and various switching layers 
·Experience in managing malware protection systems (i.e. Sophos or Symantec) 
·Firewalls and DMZ/perimeter security solutions 
·Citrix Netscaler and other Reverse Proxy solutions. 
·Experience in operating and configuring backup solutions (i.e. Backup Exec, Arcserve) 
·Experience in identifying the cause of problems (root cause analysis) 
·Understanding performance monitoring and capacity planning practises 
·A good understanding of security best practices
·Participation in an out of hours on-call rota if required 
·Proven and relevant working experience in a busy, client focused organization 
·Travel to sites as required 
·Work effectively and efficiently with the other IT teams and project services department and third parties 
·You must possess a full UK driving license and have suitable transport with business insurance 
·Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
·Microsoft Azure 
·Extreme Network Access Control 
·Routers and firewalls 
·DevOps experience  
·ITIL Foundation Certification 
·Microsoft Certification 
·Cisco Certification 
·Relevant IT related degree
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