Associate Server Engineer

Date: 23 Nov 2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Associate Server Engineer
Location:        Farnborough, Hampshire 
Package:        Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent
Role ID:          SF15548


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Associate Server Engineer at our Farnborough site where you will support in the upgrade and maintenance of Windows and Linux servers and clients on an exciting project distributing oceanographic and weather information.


The Role
As an Associate Server Engineer you'll have practical experience of installing and configuring Microsoft and Microsoft Hyper-V. Working under a Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for the delivery of your own tasks and take responsibility for the task’s technical output, quality, and documentation, to ensure delivered solution, following the defined design process. 


  • You'll be at ease working within a small to medium sized team and be comfortable taking on new tasks outside of your existing skill set, as required by the business.
  • Be responsible for undertaking project work across the team as required – participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology and upskill in any knowledge gaps i
  • Build and enhance relationships with peers and QinetiQ’s infrastructure services


This position is full-time and based on site in Farnborough. Willingness to travel within the UK travel to QinetiQ and Customer sites and potentially overseas but may be required. 


Essential experience of the Associate Server Engineer

  • Windows server and client build and configuration
  • 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
  • Knowledge and experience of Linux administration (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience of security and event monitoring tools administration (desirable)
  • Knowledge of MOD networks and systems (desirable)


Qualifications for the Associate Server Engineer
We don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to upskill in any gaps in new technology /  technical knowledge and become certified, then we woudl love to hear from you.


The successful candidate will be a sole UK national who holds, or has the ability to achieve DV clearance. For further information please visit United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applicant - GOV.UK (


Our Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


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 a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of 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 who 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, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.