Senior IT Server Project Engineer Portsmouth Permanent Competitive salary and benefits Security Clearances are required to a high level - those who are not eligible for clearances cannot be considered. This is a new opportunity for an experienced Senior Server Project 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 a Server Engineer with a strong practical background in the design and application of VMWare and Microsoft Server environments. As a senior engineer the applicant will be at ease leading the technical output of a small to medium sized team and will be at ease communicating to and managing people. Working under a Solutions Architect, the candidate will be responsible for taking the high level design and developing the low level solution. This will involve working with Project Managers and Systems Engineers to identify work packages and resource requirements. The applicant will be expected to uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints. Solutions must be delivered fully documented so a high standard of written work is expected. The team support projects across a range of sites, so mobility is a key requirement of the role. Although based in Portsmouth, the candidate will be expected to work at other sites as required - with travel & subsistence provided. SC Clearance (or be eligible/willing to undergo), with aim of gaining DV clearance. Position Requirement: · Proactively work with solution architects and aid in the production of (and/or contributions to) proposal for work (preparation/justification of work programmes/plans/resource estimates) · Lead build teams to ensure delivered solution follows defined design process and company governance procedures and processes through design reviews. · Engage with customers and key stakeholders to understand and deliver on requirements · Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technology · Build and enhance relationships with peers and company infrastructure services · Undertaking project work across the team as required - participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc. · Becoming recognised as a Server expert · Willingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseas. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: · Demonstrable in-depth experience of designing and building VMWare ESXi (ideally VCP6.0 or later) and Microsoft Server 2012 or later (MCSA minimum, MCSE ideally). · A sound technical understanding of IT concepts, including Active Directory, Group Policy Object and DNS architectures. · Detailed experience in deploying and supporting Enterprise Infrastructure Services including directory, messaging, back-up and storage · Experience of systems integration, with appreciation of networking requirements for a server infrastructure. · Experience in leading and mentoring junior team members. · Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable.