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Infrastructure Engineer Specialist

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Central Bedfordshire Council are seeking experienced Infrastructure Engineer Specialists to support our key projects and work streams based in Bedfordshire on a fixed-term (12 and 24-month) contract basis.

You will have a critical role in moving our key programmes of work, including moving our data centre systems into the cloud, Voice Automation and the many direct improvements to infrastructure across our service areas. Your expertise in providing 3rd line Infrastructure support will also be essential.

About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.

As a council, we face the same challenges every business does – investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focused on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. This is a great time to join us on our journey.

Key Responsibilities:

* Develop, design, implement and maintain the council’s Azure-cloud infrastructure services, providing Windows server and PAAS instances

* Maintain and support on-premises solutions, including Virtual Server and backup / restore systems

* Maintain and develop our ExchangeOnline and EntraID platforms

* Package and develop applications and devices using Intune across our client estate of Windows, MacOS, IOS and Android systems

* Prepare relevant, accurate technical documentation

* Manage changes in accordance with ITIL processes.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

* You will hold Microsoft Azure certifications such as Virtual Desktop, Solutions Architect Expert and M365 Administrator Expert.

* Proven experience as an Infrastructure Engineer / Specialist in a large organisation and have the ability to hit the ground running with minimal supervision

* Proficiency in configuring and supporting Azure environments, including compute, identity AI and virtual learning, as well as expertise in configuring Azure virtual servers, virtual desktop, EntraID

* Excellent technical and customer skills are required as you will be a specialist to provide professional advice to IT colleagues and swift resolution of third-line incidents and requests to our staff

This is an opportunity to join us and be involved in our data centre migrations to Azure, moving all our systems to new IAAS and PAAS solutions, working with tools through Microsoft’s cloud platform, along with cloud backup and restore solutions. It is a challenging and rewarding role within a supportive team environment and a chance for you to make a significant impact on Central Bedfordshire Council's IT infrastructure.

This role is covered by the Code of Practice of the English language requirements for public sector workers.

This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.

Benefits:

* Annual leave allowance of 25 days+ statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service

* Generous family-friendly policies and practices

* Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) – This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes life insurance

* Staff electric vehicle (EV) leasing scheme at competitive rates (permanent staff only)

* A comprehensive IT package

* Annually paid social work fees for qualified social workers in adults and children’s (including senior practitioners) and Team Managers where required

* Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers

* A hybrid working arrangement

* A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions

* The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year

Sounds interesting? Click the APPLY button to send your CV for immediate consideration.

Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Systems Administrator, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Infrastructure Analyst, IT Operations Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure Specialist, Infrastructure Architect, DevOps Engineer, Systems Engineer will also be considered

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