Steve Bell

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Steve Bell

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Infrastructure Specialist – Wintel Data Centre Engineer

Date added

11/07/2018

Type

Contract

Location

Frankfurt

Category

Software Engineering

Reference

7579

Urgent contract requirement with global investment bank in Frankfurt, ideal candidate from a wintel background and experience with Citrix

Role and Responsibilities

Wintel Infrastructure Support Engineer dealing with highly skilled operational tasks, key projects deliverables, proof of concepts, changes to our clients environment/associated infrastructure as well as escalations, trouble-shooting, security controls and maintenance of security polices/standards.

  • The candidate would be also responsible for assisting colleagues through knowledge transfer, actively participate in meetings, maintain and contribute to security standards and policies as well as maintaining peer review processes for change management task. Overall, the candidate will need to be able to work in a highly variable mixed environment and must display personal initiative and drive to be successful;
  • Ensuring the stability and functional operation of the server infrastructure (physical/virtual) and core services such as Citrix, Active Directory, virtual environments, file services, e-mail services (MS Exchange, Mobile Iron) and other services in IT Operations team remit;
  • Servicing operational and change requests, incident/problem resolution including root cause analysis
  • Working as part of a larger global team whilst also operating independently on certain issues such as requests and IT infrastructure related projects;
  • Assisting colleagues through knowledge transfer, actively participating in meetings, maintain and contributing to security standards and policies as well as maintaining peer review processes for change management tasks;
  • Supporting IT teams in the management of regional IT projects to ensure delivery to time, scope and budget;
  • Supporting IT teams in the management of regional IT costs & helping to compile annual budgets in conjunction with the business and senior IT management;
  • Managing IT vendors in the region ensuring service level agreements are in place where necessary, agreed service levels are delivered to and that the best value is achieved for the Bank;
  • Working with IT PMO and Global Business Continuity Management to plan and co-ordinate business continuity activity as required;
  • Provide backup coverage for end-user / 1st level support as required to service desk.

What you need:

Technical Skills

– Able to complete engineering, architecture and design work, evaluate products, create proposals, conduct testing, write documentation and implement resilient solutions that meet the Banks standards

– Detailed knowledge of:

  • Virtualization platforms (ESXi 6.0 and 6.5)
  • Windows Server 2008/12 R2
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008/12 R2
  • Citrix XenApp 7.XX
  • Citrix Xen Desktop VDI technologies
  • Root cause analysis methodologies
  • Microsoft Lync 2013\Shoretel Messaging

General Skills

– Good working knowledge of ITIL with a strong grasp of incident/change/problem management as well as a proven ability to manage & deliver projects

– Excellent team working and relationship building skills – ability to lead teams and manage/motivate staff whilst retaining a strong client focus

– Planning and organisational skills

– Ability to multitask and work hours required to meet deadlines (including flexibility to perform out of hours tasks and changes if required)

– Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills

– Ability to adapt to a multicultural working environment in a global organisation

– Flexibility to perform out of hour’s tasks and weekend changes

– Knowledge of Banking processes and application work flows including end of day processing

Qualifications & Experience

– A university degree in a technical field and\or equivalent qualifications

– Experience of team leading/management and delivering hhigh-qualityoperational support ideally in an investment bank or similar financial/ blue chip organisation

– Substantial experience in a senior role performing server Infrastructure support; ideally in an investment bank or similar financial/blue chip organisation

– Strong knowledge of citrix and virtualization technologies, in particular Citrix XennApp\Xendesktop and Vmware is essential – certifications or equivalent experience is required

– Certification on the above mentioned Microsoft technologies is desirable

– Hands-on experience supporting high-end critical systems and applications, enterprise clustered and HA systems

– Experience of Enterprise hardware systems such as:

  • Enterprise and mid-range storage systems (3PAR))
  • HP ProLiant servers and Blade systems
  • HP Tape libraries
  • Backup software (CommVault)

– Language requirements: English mandatory

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