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Senior Platform Engineer

Date: 15-Mar-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Job Description

As a member of QinetiQ IT Services the Senior Infrastructure Engineer will be providing expertise and knowledge taking accountability for as well as providing subject matter expertise to colleagues and supporting the development of IT standards/roadmaps in the areas that align to their core skills and knowledge.  In addition to bringing senior level expertise to the team in those core disciplines, we are also seeking for engineers who are willing to embrace change, learn new ways of working/new skills to support the development of a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled technical team.

As a Senior Engineer they will be adept at delivering complex tasks within a project and providing technical steer when required whilst demonstrating a good understanding of multiple IT technologies/principles.


Key Accountability:

  • Act as Service Owner for systems/services within your remit ensuring obsolescence is reviewed and support the development of suitable roadmaps. This includes the development and maintenance of Standards in respect of virtual and physical Platform, Infrastructure and Storage Services.
  • Act as a source of technical knowledge and expertise for other areas of IT Services
  • Ensure system documentation is full and complete and ensure highlighted shortfalls are communicated and addressed.
  • Continued security enhancements
  • Ensuring Technical roadmaps are published internally to relevant stakeholders


General Capabilities / Experience


  • Worked for a minimum of 7 years within an Enterprise IT environment.
  • Experience of cross-platform, enterprise level IT security requirements and some understanding of current Cyber security methods and threats.
  • Effective verbal and written communications with experience of communicating with a range of technical and non-technical audiences, internal staff and customers.
  • Ability to adapt to a diverse and changing business and to work flexibly to accommodate the needs of projects and customers.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and task priorities.
  • Above all, a desire to learn new skills and motivation to be at the forefront of technology developments is paramount.


  • ITIL Foundation or higher (or equivalent framework) certification
  • Experience working within an ISO27001 environment
  • Security Clearance at a minimum of SC


Technical Capabilities / Knowledge


  • VMware Version 6.x upwards to current release.
  • Experience of larger scale (>50 ESXi Hosts) VMware deployments across multiple geographical locations on-premise and Hybrid cloud.
  • Experience of deploying workloads and services in Cloud based environments (e.g. Microsoft Azure and/or AWS).
  • Experience configuring/managing Azure/Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft Windows Server; up to latest version and including Server Core.
  • Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Group Policy Configuration with a view to Application and Operating System hardening.
  • Advanced PowerShell skills.


  • A cloud related certification (Azure or AWS).
  • Experience of containerisation / micro-services.
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • VMware NSX-V or NSX-T
  • VMware VSAN
  • Enterprise Storage and Backup Solutions
  • Technical skills/experience in any of the following:  Microsoft Orchestrator and SMA, including use of PowerShell in SMA. Splunk


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.