Reference: ZR_197_JOB

I.T Systems Engineer

Stoke on Trent

Competitive Salary & Workplace Pension.

Purely Automotive Recruitment Ltd proudly offer a fantastic opportunity for a driven and self-motivated IT Systems Engineer to join our client based in Stoke on Trent. Our client is a large family-owned dealer group representing a large number of premium automotive 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


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. 

You will be a competent hands-on Systems Engineer used to dealing with Team Members, Senior Management & Directors alike. Teamwork is essential, the capacity to work with people at all levels is crucial. 


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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