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Senior Server Engineer

Date: 29-Jan-2023

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

This is a new opportunity for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join a team of dedicated IT professionals to deliver new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment.

  • This role is suitable for an experienced Infrastructure Engineer with a technical background in VMWare vSphere, vRealize and Microsoft Server domains.
  • Working on site as part of a delivery team, the candidate will work on tasks and take responsibility for delivery, integration and support of a major IT system for the MOD.
  • The applicant will be at ease working within a small to medium sized team.
  • The applicant will be expected to uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints. Work must fully documented so a high standard of written work is expected.
  • The candidate must be organised and have exceptional time and personal management and have sound technical knowledge and experience across multiple platforms and technologies
  • UK National with SC Clearance and be eligible/willing to undergo DV



Position Requirements:

  • Leading tasks to ensure delivered solution follows defined design process and QinetiQ / MOD governance procedures and through-life processes.
  • Assisting team lead with business as usual tasks, integration tasks, and support and development tasks.  Ensuring tasks are broken down for delegation to junior engineers
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology
  • Work with management team to drive through a culture of technical and engineering excellence and adherence to QinetiQ / MOD technical governance.
  • Build and enhance relationships with peers and QinetiQ’s infrastructure services as well as the MOD customer.
  • Be responsible for leading tasks across the team as required – participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.
  • Working to be becoming recognised as an Infrastructure expert within QinetiQ
  • The applicant will be at ease working within a small to medium sized team and will be able to direct tasks of more junior engineers, whilst bringing their experience of Microsoft Server and VMWare into the team and ensuring technical standards
  • Working remotely, as well as on site at our reference facility in FRN. 
  • Supporting trials offsite at satellite locations
  • UK Driving licence




Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Demonstrable in-depth experience of :
    • VMWare vSphere 7
    • AV technologies
    • vRealize Suite
    • Microsoft Server 2019
    • Exchange 2019
    • PKI and Two-Factor Authentication
    • Veeam Backup and Recovery
    • Dell PowerEdge, Unity, Isilon hardware
    • Zero Client deployments
  • A sound technical understanding of IT concepts, including Active Directory, Group Policy Object and DNS architectures.
  • Experience in deploying and supporting Enterprise Infrastructure Services including directory, messaging, back-up and storage
  • Experience of systems integration, with appreciation of networking requirements for a server infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of Cisco and Dell network hardware, network concepts.
  • Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable.

Further Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Requirements capture for IT systems
  • Able to lead and motivate others while being an enthusiastic team player
  • Innovative Self-starter able to show initiative
  • Experience running smaller teams
  • Estimation of tasks and delegation
  • Lifecycle awareness, including delivering key technical information to formal reviews
  • Awareness of Agile working practices
  • Use of tools such as JIRA & Confluence
  • Use case based testing & Experience of IT integration
  • Requirements and the use of DOORS
  • Linux language advantageous
  • Scripting languages; C++, Python
  • System design experience of IT systems
  • Configuration of servers and other IT equipment
  • Troubleshooting of IT systems
  • Providing IT support to customers and users

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.