Reference: ZR_171_JOB

IT Systems Engineer

Stoke on Trent

Competitive Salary Package.

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are searching for a driven and self-motivated IT Systems Engineer to join our client based in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. Our client is a large family-owned dealer group representing a number of premium vehicle brands across their operations.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability at all times
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

Role:

 We are looking for a Systems Engineer to help build, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure.

You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.

Ability to be a competent Systems Engineer on a hands-on basis dealing with Senior Management & Directors alike.

Teamwork is essential, the capacity to work with people at all levels is crucial

Requirements:

HNC/HND Or BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

MCSE Qualifications in Server, Windows & Office is required.

Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 & 2019 & Linux/Ubuntu based environments.
  • Active Directory & Group Policy
  • Google Workspace
  • Autoline/Kerridge DMS
  • Dell PowerEdge Server Systems
  • Dell PowerVault Storage Systems
  • Dell PC and Laptop hardware
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2010 to 2019
  • Apple Mac OSX 10 & above
  • Apple mobility products both tablet & smartphone
  • Network equipment (Cisco switches, Ubiquiti switches & Access Points / Fortinet Firewalls)
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., Powershell scripts)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Firewalls, VLAN, switch management, WLAN, Routing (BGP & OSPF)

Minimum 5 years working experience as a Systems Administrator in all the above Services & Applications with solid, proven experience in the administration and performance tuning of the same.

  • Experience with monitoring systems of all platforms
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment to agreed timescales.
  • Providing reports and information to the Group IT Manager.
  • You will need to be able to keep all of the systems running smoothly & manage backups,
  • Deploying critical updates when needed on the Windows Server & Windows 10 platforms.
  • Put a business case together to install any new functionality to replace or update the current in house systems.
  • Plan and manage work streams, allocating and managing work for team members & contractors alike.
  • Contribute to the design, development, testing, and implementation of software, systems, and enhancements to the core processing systems and platforms of the group.
  • Proven experience of managing an IT Helpdesk is essential.
  • Maintaining spend within agreed budgets.
  • Evidence of strong team leading and communication skills will be required.
  • The candidate must have advanced Excel skills and good SQL experience. Any other technical, data analysis or project management experience would be advantageous.
  • Desirable skills:
  • ProxVE Virtualization or similar
  • PBX Act/3CX VoIP phone system
  • Avaya IP Office v5
  • ESET Management Server / Workstation
  • Experience in IT infrastructure planning and development.
  • Managing 3rd party Support Partner relationships and managing contracts as required

Candidates must hold a full UK driving licence.

Our client represents a number of premium automotive brands across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. They also provide a fantastic working environment. They are also committed to developing talent and building careers. They will also reward your hard work, loyalty and achievements. A competitive salary awaits the right candidate for this position.  

To apply now, please follow the link and upload your C.V. For a confidential discussion please contact Purely Automotive Recruitment on 07775 560448  

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd are a dedicated Automotive Industry talent resourcing company operating across the UK.    

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