IT Platforms Engineer x 2

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £425 per day

  • Contact:

    Andy Nugent

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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IT Platforms Engineer x 2- Farnborough - 3 Months

My client is looking for an experienced IT Platforms Engineer for an initial 3-month contract, based in Farnborough, full time on site and on a competitive daily rate.

Job Role -

  • As a Platforms Engineer, assess and administer improvements to all Group IT managed systems to ensure the continual improvement of operating effectiveness and efficiency in line with the change process and IT Strategy.
  • The Platform Services team are responsible for virtual and physical servers both Microsoft and Linux based and the hosting infrastructure supporting the virtual server environment. In addition, they manage domain services as well as communications technologies such as Exchange and Skype for Business.
  • Support IT Platform Services Manager, in delivery of IT Services
  • Incident management and resolution across the client IT server Infrastructure
  • Administration, Monitoring and optimization of corporately managed Active Directories and associated domain services including system backup and DR policies and procedures.
  • Undertake System Management and Administration across all systems within Platforms Services remit
  • Administration, monitoring and development of corporately managed messaging services including but not limited to Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business software.
  • Reviewing and acting on service desk calls and completing work assigned by line manager.
  • Lead the evaluation and installation of new software releases, system upgrades, and system patches
  • Assist with the deployment and analysis of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems
  • Ensure relevant system/service documentation is full and complete and communicate any shortfalls to colleagues and line management. Pro-actively identify candidates for 'Pre-Approved' Changes.


  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, GPO and other domain service functions
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Server 2008/2012/2016 (Windows 7 & 10 advantageous)
  • Experience in administering Linux Operating Systems including CentOS and Redhat.
  • Experience in administering Microsoft Exchange 2010/2013
  • Extensive knowledge of VMWare ESX/vSphere administration.
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise level storage solutions
  • A clear understanding of IT Security Standards in an enterprise environment
  • Experience in backup technologies