Associate Server Engineer

Date: 24 May 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ



This is an exciting opportunity for a Server Engineer to join a team, supporting them in the upgrade and maintenance of Windows and Linux servers and clients on a project distributing oceanographic and weather information. 


The candidate shall have practical experience of installing and configuring Microsoft and Microsoft Hyper-V. Working under a Senior Engineer, the candidate will be responsible for the delivery of their own tasks and take responsibility for the task’s technical output, quality, and documentation. 


The applicant will be at ease working within a small to medium sized team and be comfortable taking on new tasks outside of their skill set as required by the business.

The position is based on site in Farnborough, but travel to QinetiQ and Customer sites may be required.

This role requires the candidate to hold or gain DV clearance.

Position Requirements

  • Proactively work with technical leads and manage their own tasks to ensure delivered solution follow the defined design process.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology
    Build and enhance relationships with peers and QinetiQ’s infrastructure services
  • Be responsible for undertaking project work across the team as required – participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.
  • Willingness to upskill in any gaps in technical knowledge and become certified
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseas


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Excellent communication – verbal and written
  • Windows server and client build and configuration
  • Willingness to learn new technology
  • Practical experience in Microsoft server and client implementation, configuration and testing (ideally holding Microsoft qualifications)
  • Practical experience of Windows Server Hypervisor (virtualisation), design, implementation, configuration and testing
  • Software scripting


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of Linux administration
  • Knowledge and experience of security and event monitoring tools administration
  • Knowledge of MOD networks and systems


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.