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IT Platform Engineer

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

IT Platform Engineer
The role of the IT Platform Engineer within Delivery Services is primarily responsible for planning, implementing and transitioning to operational service, improvements to on premise and cloud based domain and server technologies with a focus on Microsoft and Linux based solutions. Delivery is in collaboration with the IT Services Architecture and Projects teams. Occasionally engineers will be required to assist operational teams in incident and problem management across the same technical space.


Key Accountability:

  • Support the Group Lead for Tier 3 Delivery Services in the delivery of IT Platform services to QinetiQ
  • Support Operational support teams to ensure successful transition of new technologies into operational service.
  • Collaborate with Operational support teams to develop solutions and services aligned to QinetiQ’s strategies and requirements.
  • Maintain a level of knowledge on new technologies sufficient to understand their applicability to our customer base and to implement and support them, if appropriate.
  • Ensure that Platforms documentation is maintained and configuration records for all Platforms Systems deployed is up to date.
  • Administration, Monitoring and optimization of corporately managed Active Directories and associated domain services including system backup and DR policies and procedures
  • Identify and develop methods and procedures to improve security and data privacy within the current portfolio of solutions as well as the analysis and remedial work during security incidents.
  • Develop, plan and assist in the deployment of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems
  • Contribute to, and maintain QinetiQ Disaster Recovery capabilities
  • Develop knowledge on the implementation of mature services including monitoring, automation, scripting and asset management tooling
  • Ensure solutions implemented meet all functional requirements.
  • Maintain system security at all times.
  • Ensure all security vulnerabilities and updates are highlighted to operational teams.
  • Comply with configuration control requirements
  • Ensure all mandatory training is under taken.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:


  • Professional and confident approach to customer based work
  • Excellent Analytical, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Current market knowledge
  • Be comfortable participating as part of the team, but also be able to lead a team of matrixed resources to deliver an IT solution.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment as well as independently
  • Great project management, communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to produce technical documents and procedures
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Identify personal development and any shortfalls in the team. 


  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, GPO and other domain service functions
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Server 2012/2016/2019
  • Excellent knowledge of VMWare vSphere administration
  • Experience in Cloud based platforms, Azure, AWS etc.
  • Experience in administering Linux Operating Systems including CentOS and Redhat
  • A clear understanding of IT Security Standards in an enterprise environment
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise level storage solutions 


Experience & Qualifications:

  • MCSE, MCP, MCSA or equivalent experience
  • VCP certification or equivalent experience
  • RHCE or equivalent
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001
  • ITIL v3.0 Framework Certificate or equivalent experience of an ITIL Service Management Implementation
  • Experience in backup technologies desirable
  • Strong system analysis experience required
  • Experience in a service delivery, best practice environment preferred

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.