Infrastructure Specialist – Hybrid – DJ05963

Manchester, Working From Home
Posted 1 week ago

Role Overview

Do you have a great eye for detail for developing, delivering and implementing infrastructure projects?   If so, read on!

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an interesting and varied role, for a market leading service provider, working across many business sectors.

As part of the IT Operations department, you will be the technical lead for delivery of infrastructure projects. You will be responsible for the implementation and proactive management, operation and transfer into BAU service delivery of IT infrastructure services including Cloud and On-Premise hosted Servers, SaaS applications, SAN/storage, Microsoft applications.


Role requirements: 

Infrastructure Management

  • Technical Delivery of IT Infrastructure projects
  • Develop, implement and transition infrastructure and hosted systems. This includes technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Active Directory, Storage Area Networks, Networks, backups, security etc.
  • Reviews and develop procedures and working practices for the efficient and effective running of all tasks associated with operating and controlling the installed hardware and software.
  • Defining and maintaining the organisations IT standards in addition to providing technical guidance on a range of IT projects, working with technical partners and liaising with key stakeholders. This role will be required to be a technical leader, able to work autonomously and proactively, fulfilling a high standard of complex deliverables.
  • Analyse complex system requirements, taking into account user and business requirements and assist the Head of IT Operations to appraise technical options by identifying and evaluating different solutions to meet a strategic need including risk appraisal
  • Communicate complex technical solutions with business areas as a technical consultant. Presenting information in a way that both technical and non-technical colleagues will understand and providing advice on existing alternatives to proposed new systems and technology
  • Assist with problem investigation and other requests for support and determines appropriate actions to take as part of escalation support
  • Work in conjunction with the wider IT teams to assist in the delivery of IT solutions effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the scope of the project as directed by the Project Manager
  • Provide pre and post implementation support as required following an update or new release of a system / application
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining technical policies and procedures in compliance with technical standards and industry best practice
  • Liaise with 3rd party system suppliers/vendors as necessary
  • Support development and implementation of the long-term IT strategy roadmap
  • Adoption of new technologies as required
  • Implementation preparation, planning and execution

Continuous Improvement

  • Keep abreast of industry best practice in technologies, tools and techniques and demonstrate practical application where appropriate
  • Proactively suggest and implement improvements to the IT estate, including cost saving items
  • Review standard operating processes and procedures with a view to identify areas for improvement & modernisation
  • Participate in IT strategy development
  • Participate in budget preparation.


Essential Requirements: 

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Extensive experience of designing and implementing complex Infrastructure solutions.
  • Experience of working with and configuring MS Active Directory, Office 365, Windows Server, SharePoint
  • Experience of migration and in life management of applications hosted on a MS Azure platform
  • Experience of delivering infrastructure projects with a complex underlying application architecture
  • Experience of working with and configuring VMWare Virtualised Environments including servers and desktops.
  • Excellent inter-personal, verbal and written communications skills to converse with technical and non-technical resources
  • Firewall and Network device configuration experience.


Desirable Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a similar role
  • Experience of implementation of Disaster Recovery Solutions/testing and production of DR invocation runbooks
  • Experience of working with and configuring SAN’s and Fibre Channel switches.
  • Experience of migration to and in life management of hosted voice solutions
  • Experience of attaining and maintaining Cyber Essentials + Accreditation
  • Implementation of ISO27001
  • ITIL certification
  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent


If this role is of interest, please send your CV to

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Job CategoryIT, Project management

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