Citrix/Wintel SME

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System Designer- Citrix Wintel SME- Reading or Manchester

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Solution Design are the gatekeepers of the Detailed Design process within the business. We work with the Business and Architecture to create System designs that deliver the requirements from the project and a supportable service.

We are a high performing team that are driving technical innovation within the business – suggest new systems or services for the technology estate and drive awareness of services that need updating/upgrading or replacement. The Team have worked hard to establish ourselves as trusted advisors; providing the correct balance of knowledge and challenge which supports managers and leaders make the right decisions at difficult times.

We have to be able to collaborate with business teams and key stakeholders as well as ensure all projects contribute towards the implementation the Architectural strategy.

We are working towards integrating Application designs into the LLD Process and exploring the options that the cloud is driving forward. We ensure that we develop and update the Low Level Design process to embrace new technology and processes and provide an all-inclusive delivery mechanism. We lead the detailed designs for a project and request the resources were necessary to fill in the technical gaps. This may be that additional Network or Virtual Designers are required work on the design.

The work is rarely simple and often complex and challenging but never dull.

We attract talent; by being fully immersed in our business, influencing and understanding our short, medium and long term aspirations. We develop our people; to ensure they fulfil their hopes and dreams, whilst continuing to meet the needs and expectations of our dynamic business.

What would your day look like?

You will report into the Solution Design Manager, who will be your line manager and responsible for things like performance review meetings, 1-1s and development conversations.

The role of System Designer is really important to us.

You will be responsible for:

To successfully deliver Citrix and Virtualisation solution designs and transitioning these designs into services to the production environment
This role will support the team in the main with the abilities of architecting Citrix solutions though will not be limited to this and will need to be flexible enough to understand Windows and Virtual environments and assist on the design of these.
To support transformation and change projects, as well as internal to CIO initiatives
To act as the 4th line support in conjunction with our Outsourced supplier and suppliers of equipment
Ensure compliance with the Bank architectural frameworks and leads the population of these frameworks with coherent and consistent architectural views
To ensure customer satisfaction of all IT services provided whilst managing associated risksWhat do we expect of you?

Experience of solutions design, data/information architectures and technical architectures
Full life cycle experience, responsible for the development of a complete set of architectural views for an enterprise in accordance with one of the more common architecture frameworks
Experience of project lifecycle management
Planning & Prioritising, Analytical thinking
Good interpersonal skills
Setting of technical documentation standards including updates and scheduled reviews.
Organisational commitment, Team Work and Influence
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning of new services to production environment
Serve as a subject matter expert for architectural frameworks, methods and tools.
Designing and Providling Line3 Support to a Citrix Estate
Integration of Citrix with other Applications
Deploying Citrix in the Cloud
Experienced in the design and architecting of Citrix in a secure environment
Citrix XenApp 6.x
Citrix XenDesktop 7.x
Active Directory and Group Policy knowledge
O365 / Azure experienceWhat can you expect of us?

A friendly and flexible culture, synonymous with our proposition to our Customers.
A smart yet comfortable working environment, well located for the daily commute and those lunchtime errands.
A growing organisation that defines itself as being nimble, lean and strong.
A drive for continuous improvement, for which you will be empowered to get behind from day one.
A visible and approachable ExCo; who you will very likely to bump into whilst making your morning coffee. And of course you will be compensated competitively, with a good range of core benefits and bonus potential.

Still Curious?

A lot can happen in a year!

In 2019 the Group was formed; bringing together two very successful businesses, under one umbrella. Whilst our parent company operates internationally from their HQ in South Africa, we are a UK-based financial services specialist that supports our customers across a range of products and services, with hubs throughout the UK, including London, Reading, Manchester and Cardiff.

We also celebrated our 10th Birthday and fundamentally 10 years of helping those with ideas; by saying yes to our customers. We've propelled entrepreneurs on their journeys; we've given first-timers a leg-up onto the property ladder; and we've opened up the lending market to many.

As for what the next 12 months has to offer; we are embarking upon the delivery of our Purpose; a Purpose that underpins our next 3 to 5 years as a growing business. Join us today and we will make the same Promises to you as an employee, as we do to each of our Customers.

We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee. PSL agencies should only send CVs if authorised to do so by HR.

Where a DBS check or CIFAS check is identified as necessary, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that an application for a DBS certificate or a CIFAS check will be submitted in the event of the individual being offered the position.

The bank is an equal opportunities employer

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