Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Engineer Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations  …

DWP Digital
in Eccles, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP60000 - GBP72312 per annum + + benefits
DWP Digital
in Eccles, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP60000 - GBP72312 per annum + + benefits
Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Engineer

Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Engineer, BPDTS Limited: Up to £72,312 plus employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus and in-year rewards, and great work/life balance

Are you a strategic technical lead with expertise in Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Solutions in an Enterprise environment? Are you an intuitive leader who can see the big picture?

Do you thrive in a dynamic & complex Live Service environment? Are you a Service Improvement ambassador who can drive delivery and manage SLA's?

And are you ready to join our epic digital transformation? Then look no further…we would love to hear from you!

BPDTS. Digital People.

We are looking for a talented Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Engineer to join our team. Here at BPDTS Ltd we're working with DWP Digital to reshape the digital landscape of UK government. We need your talent and energy to power that change.

Our people are our biggest asset. We harness and develop their expertise so we can design, build and run secure and intuitive digital services used by 20 million UK citizens, often during critical times in their lives.

We work across one of the largest and most complex IT estates in Europe where we take on unique challenges using cutting-edge design, data and technologies and experiment, iterate and innovate as part of multi-disciplinary agile teams.

You and your role

We are looking for 2 x Senior Wintel & HCI Infrastructure Operations Engineers who will provide leadership and broad technical subject matter expertise to enable better infrastructure services and solutions for the DWP.

You'll help us deliver innovative solutions and manage day-to-day service delivery and support of Application and Infrastructure IT Services. This is a complex, fast-moving public sector environment, where change is happening at real scale.

Our mission is to ensure digital services operate as they should 24/7, 365 days of the year. We respond to incidents, improve efficiency and minimise downtime so that products and services are available for the people who need to access them at key moments in their lives. This work has never been more important.

We're a supportive Infrastructure community and BPDTS is a learning organisation. We want to help our people be at their best and this role is an excellent opportunity for technical development and exposure in a growth area. You will work as part of a wider server operations team supporting a large and complex estate covering technologies such as Red Hat, AIX, iSeries as well as Cloud and Hyper Converged Infrastructure such as AWS, Azure and Nutanix.

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • You are highly experienced in Windows Server, VMware, and Active Directory Domain Services support in an enterprise environment
  • You have experience of supporting HPE BladeSystem Architecture and Hyper Converged Infrastructure, specifically Nutanix Enterprise Cloud including exposure to AOS, Prism, and AHV
  • You have a background in Service Management & Operations (particularly Request Fulfilment, Incident/Problem/Change Management) with experience of Service Transition
  • You have experience of developing and implementing proactive monitoring and alerting for critical infrastructure and services
  • You have experience of implementing, managing and supporting services that are aligned to the business strategy and operational requirements.
  • You can successfully present information like a service portfolio/catalogue to non-technical audiences
  • You have experience of developing and leading high performing teams, motivating and training individuals to deliver service excellence.

Desirable Skills. It's great if you have these but not essential.

  • Exposure to Hyper-V and XenServerHypervisors
  • Experience of managing workloads in the Cloud -MS Azure, AWS, GCP, Xi
  • Experience of managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Good understanding of Networking, Firewalls, and Load Balancing
  • Experience of vulnerability management and coordination of remediation activities
  • Exposure to Unix based Operating Systems -Red Hat Linux, Solaris, AIX
  • Experience of managing Anti-Virus in an enterprise environment

Where will you work?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital's community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You'll join us in your choice of our brilliant digital hubs in either Newcastle or Manchester.

Find out more about working in our hubs here:

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

This role is subject to (SC) Security Clearance. You will undergo a BPSS security check prior to starting this role however you are not expected to have this before making your application.

You are advised to make sure you read the guidance to understand this requirement, e.g. SC level clearance may require up to 5 years continuous UK residency.

Working Arrangements

On-call: The team provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and as a result you will be expected to work as part of an on call rota. The standard hours are 37.5 hours per week Mon-Fri and there is an allowance and overtime paid.

What is our offer?

  • We'll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £72,312 per annum
  • You will be eligible for an Aviva Master Trust pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
  • We can offer you a performance-related annual bonus and in-year reward ad recognition
  • We'll help you balance your life and work with flexible working and family friendly policies
  • We'll give you a generous leave allowance starting and 25 days and rising to 30, with the option to buy and sell extra days each year.
  • We'll help you work as you learn with access to coaching, training, structured development and career progression opportunities, as part of a dedicated community of practice.

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package - including a cycle to work scheme, employee discounts, income protection, life assurance and lots more - which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the 'Candidate Information Pack' button.

If you have any questions or you want to discuss this opportunity please contact me Tia Nicholas via Linked in.