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Permanent: Server Engineer / Storage Engineer - EMC, HP-3PAR, Linux

Ref: CIL / 27464

Location: Based in either Ashford or Uxbridge

Salary: up to £50k plus on call,

Duration: Full Time

Start Date: ASAP

Last updated: 2 February 2016

The successful applicant will join an established team of dedicated engineers operating data centre environments. The team design, build and support highly available environments for the clients in-house applications. Once trained, the successful applicant will take part in the 24hr on-call rota remotely supporting a number of datacentres within the EMEA region. 

*Candidates must be prepared to travel between Ashford & Uxbridge which will be subject to business requirements 

Technical knowledge and skills that are required include:

  • Experience operating large, high-availability, redundant, transaction-based systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of all Data Center technologies, including Windows, Linux, UNIX server operations, VMware
  • Expertise of network based storage systems and SANs, specifically EMC/HP-3PAR
  • Experience with installation and configuration of Dell and HP servers and blade systems.
  • Preferred background with SQL server database management
  • Advanced knowledge of established internal and external IT industry standards, practices, and methodologies as well as advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good understanding of Networks and Firewall infrastructure
  • BS in Management Information Systems or equivalent
  • EMC/HP-3PAR/VMware certification
  • ITIL experience desired
  • Strong professional experience in IT
  • Be able to travel unrestricted through Europe. EU travel will be infrequent however subject to the demand of the business

 Industry knowledge and leadership skills that are required include:

  • Minimum of a BSc in Management Information Systems or equivalent industry experience
  • Drives operational excellence through people, process and tools
  • Excellent inter-personal skills including coaching and motivating people, interacting with Senior Management, and building strong working relationship with business managers and product development teams.
  • Process and documentation oriented
  • Problem solver who can lead team through crisis situations through rational approach, mature judgment and clear coordination of tasks.


  • Responsible for operational excellence of the Server and Storage infrastructure of the Managed Service
  • Set and achieve service level targets
  • Coordinates and helps prioritize enhancements to assure a sound overall architecture and uninterrupted operations
  • Coordinates PCI/DSS certification process
  • Provides System Monitoring & Alerting
  • Adherence to strict Change Control processes
  • Builds process for rapid problem detection and resolution, including escalation policies


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