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IT Systems Engineer

IT Systems Engineer – £28-30K

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible IT Systems Engineer to provide support services ranging from simple desktop support up to and including datacentre services for DR/Hosting in our datacentres, to a range of business clients.

A suitable candidate is likely to have a varied skillset, rather than being a specialist in any particular area. There would be opportunities for the right individual to progress into managing our infrastructure as a whole.
Demonstrable essential skills and experience
• Excellent networking skills, across numerous platforms, both hardware & software. Firewalling & Routing
• A good level of desktop support of current operating systems
• All server operating systems, including some legacy systems (we still have customers using Windows Server 2003, for example). We have a number of in-house and external Linux servers
• Microsoft Exchange, preferably in a Hosted/Multitenant environment
• VMWare – we have a number of servers across two datacentres and on premise customer deployments
• Configuration of routers, SoHo to enterprise for connected customers
Additional, beneficial skills
• WatchGuard firewall experience as we have a number of these deployed, including at our datacentres
• VEEAM – a particular advantage, as we provide a number of DR/Replication solutions based around this
• Apple experience
• Datacentre experience, installation, cabling and maintenance
• Outdoor equipment installation
Personal qualities
• Good communication skills
• Full driving licence (as some site visits will be required)
• An ability to solve problems using candidate’s own abilities, in addition to being able to demonstrate processes used to resolve issues using external resources
• Self-motivated and able to take initiative where required
• An attention to detail
• Flexibility to work with the needs of the business, which may require work outside of normal working hours on occasions
You will be working with the Senior Systems Engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to progress and work in their local area in a varied customer facing role

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