Systems Engineer (Storage)

Phoenix Group
From £41,500 to £52,000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
£ 41,500 - £52,000 Excellent Benefits & Working Conditions Based Wythall, South Birmingham (B47) Permanent Position Closing date: 20 October 2016 at midday Ref: 2422 Overview: This is a new role to the Phoenix permanent IT structure. The role holder will be the Subject Matter Expert for all storage and backup systems used within The Phoenix Group. The role will include operational and user support, covering problem/query resolution across all areas of the Phoenix IT virtualised desktop estate, and other infrastructure items in the service. The Role specifics: Configuration, optimisation and tuning of the storage and backup infrastructure Developing, implementing and overseeing policies and procedures to ensure consistent storage provisioning, uptime, regulatory compliance and data protection Understanding business objectives and seeking ways to help the company meet the goals with storage technology Managing and providing current disk/tape storage usage statistics and providing future projected growth estimates Configure Implement Provision storage arrays and SAN devices Planning and implementing maintenance activities to maintain Storage Platforms Providing support for a Microsoft Windows-based desktop and server operating system, running in a Citrix/Xen desktop environment Administration and support of Windows Server Infrastructure alongside support of Linux server Troubleshoot and find resolutions to complex technical problems across multiple tiers (web servers, application servers, database servers, search cluster, backend services, load balancers, storage infrastructure, etc.) Script creation, maintenance and editing – including PowerShell Provide out of hours cover as part of an on-call rota What we are looking for: The individual should some or all demonstrate the following attributes: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or similar (essential) A Level or equivalent qualification (essential) Subject Matter Expert for MFT platforms such as Axway Expert knowledge of Windows Desktop and Microsoft Server and Linux Operating Systems Expert knowledge of Citrix, Xen Desktop and VM-Ware Deep knowledge of application and server virtualisation technologies and components, including Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer Knowledge of Storage Platforms including Netapp SAN Familiarity with HP and IBM hardware platforms Knowledge of Apache, Tomcat and MySQL PowerShell scripting About the company: Joining Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of putting your technical and systems expertise to the test with one of Britain’s Top Employers and the UK's largest consolidator of closed life assurance funds. Operating in a market that has a capitalisation of around £2.0 billion, we are a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, 4.5 million policyholders and assets under management of £47 billion. To apply online simply click the Apply button. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying. Closing date: Midday, Thursday 20 th October 2016. This job was originally posted as

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