Role: IT Systems Administrator / Server EngineerLocation: MalvernDuration: 6 monthsRate: up to £450/daySecurity Clearance: DV This is a new opportunity for a Server Engineer to join a team of dedicated IT professionals to deliver new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment. * This role is suitable for an experienced systems administrator or server engineer with a technical background in VMWare, vSphere and Microsoft Server. * Working under Senior Engineers or Architects, the candidate will work on tasks and take responsibility for the systems administration and technical tasks. . * The applicant will be expected to uphold quality and maintain systems to budget and time constraints. * The candidate must be organized and have exceptional time and personal management and have sound technical knowledge and experience across multiple platforms and technologies Position Requirements: * Proactively work with solution architects and senior engineers to aid in the maintenance and implementation of 3 current high classification systems * Work on, and lead tasks to ensure delivered solution is maintained to the required level * Aid with work on existing projects including business as usual tasks. * Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology * Work with management team to drive through a culture of technical and engineering excellence and adherence to QinetiQ technical governance. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: * Demonstrable in-depth experience of administration and management of VMWare ESXi and Microsoft Server 2012 and later. Ideally with relevant technical qualifications. * A sound technical understanding of IT concepts, including Active Directory, Group Policy Object and DNS architectures, WSUS, Exchange, SharePoint, DFS, Veeam. * Experience in supporting Enterprise Infrastructure Services including directory, messaging, back-up and storage * Experience of systems integration, with appreciation of networking requirements for a server infrastructure. * Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable. To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.