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Principle Engineer - Hosting & Storage

  • Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Car All + Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Support
  • Date posted: 20/03/2017
  • Job reference: J357591A
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Principal Engineer - Hosting & Storage - Birmingham

Windows Servers 2003, 2008 & 2012, NetApp, SCOM, VMware, MS Azure, Active Directory, Cloud, Hosting, Storage & Shared Services Datacentre, Physical & Virtual Servers and MS Genealogy experience for varied and diverse clientele.

£40,000 to £53,000 + Car or Car Allowance (£5,000) + 10% Bonus + Benefits


Global organisation is seeking an experienced Principle Engineer to be their Technical Lead based at their Infrastructure HQ in Birmingham.

Reporting to the Head of Hosting & Storage as the Principal Engineer, you will provide a senior level of technical leadership (predominantly 3rd Line) and subject matter expertise within the Hosting & Storage Team.

You will be the Subject Matter Expert across all technical areas within the Hosting & Storage Team and shall act as Technical Design Authority to ensure solution compliance to Service and Technical standards.

This post will require you will need to be a "tenacious completer" that is also responsible for ensuring the engineering team are aligned and prioritised to meet live system deadlines and project timescales.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management and leadership of Hosting and Maintenance ensuring your team provides quality driven, high-level technical maintenance of the Cloud, Server, Hosting and Storage estate.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Owning Operational Improvements Plans for the Hosting & Storage Support area, ensuring appropriate and successful implementation your key technical and functional responsibilities will involve:

  • Windows Servers 2003, 2008 & 2012
  • NetApp
  • Hosting & Storage,
  • VMware (VCP desirable)
  • MS Active Directory, MS Azure
  • Hosted Cloud Datacentres
  • Support of Physical & Virtual Servers, Windows Servers 2003, 2008, 20012
  • The support of project planning activities, defining the correct approach and activities for projects to reach their technical goals
  • Support the planning of 3rd party contract reviews, renewals and terminations
  • Define and assure the planning, scheduling and technical detail of Change Requests and
  • routine maintenance activities for the team.
  • Define, assure and manage the planning for Root Cause Analysis activities for the team.
  • Be responsible for capacity planning and capacity management, proactively identifying required improvements and capacity constraints.

Technical Desirables & Qualifications:

  • Ÿ MCSA, MCSE
  • Ÿ VCP
  • Ÿ MS Azure Certified
  • Ÿ NetApp

This role requires proven people and man-management skills and in return the client will offer you a secure and stable working environment, an excellent salary and benefits package and a progressive career path.

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