We’re Hiring: Infrastructure/Network Engineer – Datacenter & Cloud

JOB TITLE

Infrastructure/Network Engineer – datacenter and cloud

Salary

Competitive + bonus + package

Location

London

Industry

One of the world’s leading independent music publishing companies with offices worldwide. Successful in many music-related fields including rights, copyright ownership and promotion, printed music, book publishing, music retailing, e-commerce and digital publishing.

Why this role is key to our business

We are looking for someone to take hands on ownership of infrastructure and networking. This is a key hire, moving away from the current relatively unstructured way of working to provide specialist knowledge.

It is not unusual to find employees with 20 years’ service or more, and the company is renowned in the industry for being a great place to work. The vision for this role is to help instill contemporary IT practices, whilst retaining the existing culture of the business.

Position in Organization

The role reports into the IT Infrastructure & Support Manager and it is envisaged they could eventually be responsible for additional resources to form a specialist team. The successful applicant will be working alongside internal IT teams and project managers, and will represent all infrastructure and networking requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Hands on end to end ownership of infrastructure and Networking, onsite and cloud, physical and virtual
  • Flexibility and adaptability to cover for any related tasks as well as consideration of commercial issues

Essential Experience

Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable hands on experience covering the following areas:

  • Infrastructure and Networking – analysis, design, planning, implementation, security and support
  • Infrastructure – onsite and cloud, physical and virtual
  • Networking – onsite and cloud, VPN, firewalls, switching, and DNS
  • Security and Identity
  • Configuration Management and documentation
  • Capacity planning of CPU, Storage, Memory, Network Bandwidth, address space etc
  • Performance monitoring and management of infrastructure and networking
  • Vendor/Product evaluation of infrastructure, networking and tools
  • High availability Datacentre and Cloud (AWS or Azure)
  • Microsoft Stack of Technologies
  • Storage Technologies
  • Backup Technologies

Essential Skills

Excellence in the following areas:

  • HP Proliant and Dell PowerEdge servers
  • Virtualization solutions including VMware vSphere/vCenter
  • Deploying/Maintaining Windows / Linux operating systems.
  • AWS capabilities such as Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, LANS, WANS and protocols.
  • Configuration & administration of LAN/WAN network devices to include routers, switches, security appliances, firewalls, etc.
  • NetScaler’s
  • Virtual Networks
  • HP / EMC VNX Storage Technologies

Additional Knowledge

Clear understanding (not skills) of the following technologies in a high availability environment:

  • Active Directory and Group Policy experience
  • Working knowledge of email technologies (Exchange, mail routing, mail security filtering, etc.)
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Mobile Device technologies
  • SQL Databases

Nice to have

  • IBM iSeries experience
  • Fortinet Firewalls / Routers
  • Prior consulting experience
  • Ability to understand and develop PowerShell based solutions
  • e-commerce

Personal Attributes and Other Requirements

  • Focus on making yourself and those around you great.
  • Motivation with an emphasis on performance.
  • Eagerness to learn and work outside your technology comfort zone.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, independent, and detail-oriented.
  • Exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of anticipating and exceeding customer expectations.

Travel

Some travel to Bury and possibly occasional short trips to European offices.

Candidate Questions

Please do not apply if you cannot answer yes to the following questions. Music related skills are not a substitute for any of the role requirements:

  1. Minimum 5 years’ experience as Infrastructure/Network Engineer, capable of being backed up by references?
  2. If requested, can you provide 3 substantial and successful examples of relevant implementations you have completed?
  3. Are you comfortable being tested on cloud offerings and infrastructure technical related questions
  4. Are you comfortable discussing in detail the areas listed in the “Knowledge” section above.

CV Screening

  1. Substantial number of engagements of 2 years’ duration or more. 5 years’ total required in relevant areas.
  2. Professionally presented CV to demonstrate organizational skills
  3. Few periods of unemployment

 

Ad Text

One of the world’s leading independent music publishing companies with offices worldwide. Successful in many music-related fields including rights, copyright ownership and promotion, printed music, book publishing, music retailing, e-commerce and digital publishing.

We are looking for someone to take hands on ownership of infrastructure and networking. This is a key hire, moving away from the current relatively unstructured way of working to provide specialist knowledge. It is envisaged that there will eventually be the opportunity to move into a lead role as additional resources are acquired.

Essential Experience

Minimum 5 years’ demonstrable hands on experience covering the following areas:

  • Infrastructure and Networking – analysis, design, planning, implementation, security and support
  • Infrastructure – onsite and cloud, physical and virtual
  • Networking – onsite and cloud, VPN, firewalls, switching, and DNS
  • Security and Identity
  • Configuration Management and documentation
  • Capacity planning of CPU, Storage, Memory, Network Bandwidth, address space etc
  • Performance monitoring and management of infrastructure and networking
  • Vendor/Product evaluation of infrastructure, networking and tools
  • High availability Datacentre and Cloud (AWS or Azure)
  • Microsoft Stack of Technologies
  • Storage Technologies
  • Backup Technologies

Essential Skills

Excellence in the following areas:

  • HP Proliant and Dell PowerEdge servers
  • Virtualization solutions including VMware vSphere/vCenter
  • Deploying/Maintaining Windows / Linux operating systems.
  • AWS capabilities such as Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, LANS, WANS and protocols.
  • Configuration & administration of LAN/WAN network devices to include routers, switches, security appliances, firewalls, etc.
  • NetScaler’s
  • Virtual Networks
  • HP / EMC VNX Storage Technologies

Additional Knowledge

Clear understanding (not skills) of the following technologies in a high availability environment:

  • Active Directory and Group Policy experience
  • Working knowledge of email technologies (Exchange, mail routing, mail security filtering, etc.)
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Mobile Device technologies
  • SQL Databases

Candidate Questions

Please do not apply if you cannot answer yes to the following questions. Music related skills are not a substitute for any of the role requirements:

  1. Minimum 5 years’ experience as Infrastructure/Network Engineer, capable of being backed up by references?
  2. If requested, can you provide 3 substantial and successful examples of relevant implementations you have completed?
  3. Are you comfortable being tested on cloud offerings and infrastructure technical related questions
  4. Are you comfortable discussing in detail the areas listed in the “Knowledge” section above.

No agency applications accepted