Server Engineer (DV Cleared)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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about 2 months ago

Server Engineer (DV Cleared)

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Their people make the critical difference to important customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help make tomorrow work today?

As the organisation continues to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join. The formula for success is an appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining this market-leading company offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working here is more than just a job - as an innovative science and technology company, the organisation solves their customer's most challenging problems and many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of customers.

The Role

Our client has an exciting new opportunity for a Server Engineer to join a team of dedicated IT professionals, where you'll work on the delivery of new and exciting IT systems into a Defence environment.

You'll be working on site as part of a delivery team and take responsibility for delivery, integration and support of a major IT system for the MOD. This role is suitable for an experienced Infrastructure Engineer with a technical background in VMWare vSphere, NSX, vRealize and Microsoft Server domains.

As well as technical capabilities across multiple platforms and technologies, we're looking for someone that is organised with strong time and personal management skills. You will be expected to uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints and you'll ensure that output is fully documented to a high standard.

Being a UK National and holding DV Clearance is essential upon application.

Position Requirements:

  • Work on and lead tasks to ensure delivered solution follows defined design process and MOD governance procedures and through-life processes.

  • Work on business as usual tasks, integration tasks, support and development 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 company and MOD technical governance.

  • Build and enhance relationships with peers and internal infrastructure services as well as the MOD customer.

  • Be responsible for undertaking tasks across the team as required - participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.

  • Working to be becoming recognised as a Server expert within the organisation.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience with some of the following:

    • VMWare vSphere 7

    • NSX-T

    • vRealize Suite

    • Microsoft Server 2019

    • Exchange 2019

    • PKI and Two-Factor Authentication

    • ESET AV, McAfee AV

    • Veeam Backup and Recovery

    • Dell PowerEdge, Unity, Isilon hardware

    • Zero Client deployments

  • A sound technical understanding of IT concepts, including Active Directory, Group Policy Object and DNS architectures.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of Cisco and Dell network hardware, network concepts.

  • Knowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable.


Our client are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the market and the salary, benefits, flexible working and reward scheme is designed to make sure they achieve that. The reward scheme also means that you can share in the company's success, as well as be rewarded for your own.

You'll need to hold government vetting to UK DV security clearance level. In return we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to help maintain a good work/life balance.

  • 25 Days Starting leave with option to buy additional annual leave

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme - contribute 7% and the company will contribute up to 10.5%

  • Employee engagement surveys, to ensure the company listen's to suggestions for improvements

  • Share Incentive Plan and Private Medical Insurance

  • Discounted personal accident insurance and free regular health assessments

  • Heath cash plans, childcare vouchers, dental insurance, high street store discount scheme including reductions on meals out and cinema tickets

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