Systems Engineer, Platform Engineer, Windows, AWS, Cloud - £450

Coal IT Services
From £400 to £450 per day
13 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Systems Engineer, Platform Engineer, Windows, AWS, Cloud - £400 - £450 PD – 6 Months An excellent opportunity has arisen with a global brand for a Systems Engineer / Platform Engineer who has a strong Windows and AWS background. Role if the Systems Engineer, Platform Engineer (Windows, AWS) As a technical authority for infrastructure, you’ll work with technical architects to shape the direction of legacy platforms. A significant amount of your time will be spent working as a technical leader within cross-functional project teams to deliver strategic enhancements to the platform. These teams will typically have representation from product management, software development, infrastructure, QA, deployment and support. You will use your knowledge and experience to ensure the technical design meets infrastructure standards and aligns with the vision for the platform as well as removing obstacles and driving a successful outcome across the group. Maintaining the current production environment supporting legacy applications and internally hosted application. Project work to upgrade infrastructure required to support the environment and the applications hosted for other Business Units. Project work based around the creation of environments within Public Cloud and the transition of applications and services. To define and maintain technology standards, processes and policies relating to infrastructure. To take a technical lead role in project delivery, specifically owning infrastructure design, and working across various groups to ensure the business benefits are successfully recognised. To assess emerging technologies and changes to the vendor landscape, identify opportunities and formulate strategies to respond. To provide detailed design and build documentation as well as training and mentoring to other areas of Technical Services in order to improve the capability of the team. To ensure scalability of the infrastructure, anticipate growth and plan to address it ahead of need. To provide technical support for escalated or critical issues, ensuring that knowledge is retained within the support teams and subsequent Problem Management activities are identified and completed. Requirements of the Systems Engineer, Platform Engineer (Windows, AWS) Deep understanding of infrastructure technologies, including: Microsoft Windows 2008 and upwards, with associated infrastructure, automated installation/deployment mechanisms and patch management. Public Cloud Infrastructure, installation and supporting systems developed within Public Cloud and transition projects into Public Cloud. Virtualisation technology (client, server, storage, applications) Enterprise service management tools Fundamentals: Email/SMTP, Web/HTTP, DNS & Networking Fundamentals, TCP/UDP, IP Routing, HA & Load Balancing Concepts. Consultative approach, ability to draw out and interpret requirements, issues and strategies, looking at risks and impact. Strong focus on current and emerging IT Infrastructure technologies, techniques, methods and trends. Understanding of IT design processes, including end-to-end implementation life-cycle. Understanding of project management processes. Ability to foster cooperation, communication, and commitment among groups and teams, encouraging collaboration within and across organizational boundaries. Ability to make and act on tough decisions with a sense of urgency. Ability to build strong working relationships, engaging easily and effectively with a variety of people to solicit needed effort and support from others. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the inclination to share important information and ideas with key stakeholders using the most appropriate methods and channels. Ability to understand business strategic requirements and turn them into solutions. Ability to think conceptually and to deliver practical results. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels up to senior and executive management. This job was originally posted as

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