Senior Windows Engineer

La Fosse Associates Ltd
City Of London
£55k - £65k pa
29 Nov 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Currently we are looking for a Senior Windows Engineer to join a growing global IT team for a Financial Services organisation. The position will be based in their London (City) office.

The Senior Windows Engineer will be an integral member of the IT Technology team. You will ultimately be responsible for maintaining, developing and supporting the Windows environment. You will also have the opportunity to work on numerous Windows projects and mentor other members of the team.


Role: Senior Windows Engineer

Location: London (City)

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits


- Reporting directly to the Team Leader Windows Infrastructure this is a hands-on role working within a global team in high pressure environment. A proven track record in supporting large server estates is essential in addition to having good leadership skills and an ability to work within a global context, being aware of pressures in other regions and able to communicate within the team

- Maintain, evaluate, develop and support the Windows environment for the organisation based in London
- Broad range of responsibilities to ensure maximum system availability and helping to build a secure and scale-able technology platform. Being responsible for the live/production infrastructure and the internal office systems whilst assisting with major projects focused around the global infrastructure architecture
- Manage software license for the organisation for all window applications
- Administer and develop monitoring requirements, implementation and support for the Windows environment
- Ensure compliance to Company & Regulatory requirements
- To develop and maintain operational guidelines for the maintenance and support of the virtual infrastructure
- To assist with incident and problem management to resolve issues related to virtual infrastructure
- Any other duties that may reasonably be required


Experienced with/in:

- Experience of working in enterprise environments 500+ servers
- Detailed knowledge and experience designing/architecting solutions based on Windows Server products and technologies
- Windows 2008, 2012 Server administration skills, Active Directory Multi-site infrastructure design and full configuration
- Good knowledge and experience in deployment and administration of Citrix XenApp 5,6 & 7 including Netscaler Gateways (VPX and MPX)
- Awareness of backup & restore procedures
- Awareness of change, problem and incident processes
- Experience of MSCS clustering, Security patch deployment
- Good Microsoft SQL knowledge
- Exchange 2007/2010/2013 ideally with migration experience

- Good scripting skills including VB, and PowerShell.
- Proven track record of delivery

- Monitoring and evaluating the Windows environment using SCOM, SCCM, and Solarwinds
- Ensure compliance to Company & Regulatory requirements
- Manage team workload and performance
- Develop and advance the OS, application and network
- Experience of enterprise monitoring applications
- Experience of managing work requests through ticket based applications
- Excellent troubleshooting skills with an ability to determine root cause
- Knowledge and experience of iSCSI/SAN attached environment
- Knowledge of HP Lefthand, NetApp, and 3Par storage technologies
- Knowledge of and experience with the HP technologies, hardware, software and roadmaps including DL3xx, DL5xx, C7000 blade chassis and BL46x blades
- Work with the developers to provide stable and scalable environment

Attitude & Personality:

- Hard-working
- Proactive, can do / determined attitude
- Loyal, Trustworthy & Reliable
- Happy to help in other areas
- Teamwork / team player
- Self-motivated
- Good Time-keeping & attendance
- Ability to work on own initiative with minimal guidance.
- Ability to identify areas for improvement and to implement changes.
- Proven track record in carrying out the role & responsibilities.