Cloud Infrastructure Engineer – Cloud, MSP, Projects Ref: 14182

£55,000 - £60,000 + Excellent Benefits & Perks

We are expanding and we’re looking for a technically confident Cloud Infrastructure Engineer / Project Engineer to join our team bringing the power of Microsoft Cloud solutions and our broad range of IT Services, to businesses along the South Coast, across the UK and around the world.

The role is 50% project work, 20% Pre-Sales, 10% development of new services and 20% supporting the Helpdesk team.

Role Info:

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer – Cloud, MSP, Projects – Market-Leading IT Services & Cloud MSP
East of Southampton near Lyndhurst plus some client travel (Covid Permitting)
£55,000 – £60,000 Base Salary
Plus Benefits inc Friday WFH post Covid.

The Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Role:

Working as the wing person to our Technical Director, your technical knowledge brings you the confidence to be candid and straight forward in your advice and project management support and you'll be able to step into his shoes on occasion as we expand. This role suits a technically ambitious and curious individual with a passion for qualitative work and a thirst for projects with high profile clients (including one of the largest Fintechs in the world. You will thrive on a busy project workload with technical complexity.

Our forward-thinking partnership approach has seen us successfully support interesting global clients in financial services, retail and media for over 10 years. With technical reach now extending to the USA and Singapore – it’s an exciting time to join us!

We’re ideally looking for someone who has:

+ 5 years infrastructure migration experience and confident, hands on data centre exposure
+ 2 years of experience providing cloud solutions, including hybrid solutions on-premises or in the cloud, lift- and-shift initiatives, migrations and upgrades.
+ 5 years of experience designing and delivering infrastructure and hosting solutions 50 – 200 seat scale.
+ Strong client facing skills, an ability to build strong and enduring relationships with SMEs in multiple sectors
+ A qualitative and consultative approach and above average documentation
+ A car and full driving licence to reach clients in the South plus our data centres in Fleet and Slough

Your knowledge & skills of Interest to us include:

+ Virtualisation technologies such as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare
+ Azure Private Cloud Deployments IE: Virtual Server Deployments, SaaS deployments
+ Layer 2 data centre access/ virtual access layer switching, vlans, vlan trunking, firewalls, NVAs, secure application gateways / reverse proxies, SSL offloading, load balancing.
+ MPLS/ VPLS, DNS (BIND & Microsoft DNS), voice/video integration – SIP, IP-PBX, SBC.
+ Cisco/ HP Networking

Your day to day responsibilities include:

+ Pre-sales technical consultancy – on infrastructure services from legacy transition to new design and complex migration situations.
+ Design – acting as the technical design authority creating and / or approving solution designs
+ Working as trusted advisor – to key accounts to provide them with transparent technical consultancy
+ Influencing – technical, security and economic value decision making on design solutions
+ Implementation – Provide hands-on configuration of complex and custom components for project implementations and service improvements/changes
+ Working with Operations Team – as a technical subject matter expert (SME), refining solution, design, testing and deployment
+ Some Travel – An 80% in-office with 20% for occasional attendance on client sites for solution meetings and data centre visits, and possibly overseas travel (all Covid permitting!)

What’s in it for you?

+ Technology Choice – Select the right choice for clients, not just the “only” choice and continue to support them in their growth with our extensive portfolio of services.
+ Project & Client Variety – You’ll enjoy being exposed to a rolling variety of projects but have space and opportunity to think innovatively and work closely with clients in solving their technology challenges.
+ Personal Growth – Working in the Technical Director's slipstream, you’ll be in good company and with colleagues who come from strong technical careers and are collaboratively invested in each other’s success and client focus.
+ Personal Contribution – If you’ve ever wanted to rip up the corporate service playbook and have a voice in shaping, not only your client’s environment but the future technology direction in your business, this might be your opportunity.

Why Us?

We have strong expertise in delivering complex, sensitive environments, providing secure solutions for challenger businesses seeking solutions to complex security challenges. We’re commercially creative and transparent with clients. We take a long-term interest in each clients’ success, achieving trusted adviser status and we’re supported by strong supplier partnerships giving us an edge when we need it. When you become a part of the team, we’ll take a real interest in your success too.

Our culture is ethical, professional and detail driven. Reputation is our currency and the values we live by as a team include innovation, commitment, resilience, and excellence. And, of course, on occasion we let our hair down and enjoy spending quality time together outside of work as people, instead of colleagues.

How we hire:

+ Your CV is your first opportunity to demonstrate your consulting ability – it will be reviewed by our hiring team which includes our Technical Director & CEO. We love to see context and hear the challenges and learning you've successfully navigated around projects you've executed.
+ We hold 1st stage interviews by phone where you’ll be encouraged to share your project experience and technical evolution. After hours interviews are possible by arrangement.
+ 2nd stage Interviews are conducted by video, and onsite meet-ups can follow (Covid permitting), where you meet the team, see the office and mutually explore how our company DNA and technology vision might fit and satisfy your career direction.

Even if you don't match 100% of the criteria we are looking for we'd encourage you to apply.

Compensation & Benefits:

+ Salary £55K-£60K base
+ Opportunity of Team Bonus
+ 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
+ Hours 9-5.30 pm
+ Flexible working by arrangement
+ Country house office location
+ Pension
+ Free car parking on site
+ Bike Sheds – so you can cycle to work
+ Company high street retailer voucher scheme
+ Quarterly celebrations with the whole team

Equal Opportunities:

We an equal opportunities employer and welcomes individuals who are in possession of the appropriate requirements to work within the UK/EU. ?Offered individuals may be asked to undertake identity and security compliance checks – and rest assured, your privacy is important to us.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Your Experience / Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Infrastructure Engineer, Infrastructure Consultant, Senior Engineer, MSP Consultant, Cloud Solutions Consultant.

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