Infrastructure Specialist, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 5517

Infrastructure Specialist - Glasgow

Technology - IT- Infrastructure
Ref: 5517 Date Posted: Monday 21 May 2018
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Nine Twenty are currently looking for a driven 'Infrastructure specialist' to join one of our long-term, Scottish manufacturing clients based in Glasgow.

Overview:

Our client is looking to expand their multi skilled and dynamic IT team, who provide business functions with computer hardware, software, networked & mobile applications which meet the current and future needs of the organisation.

Benefits:

  • £50,000-£55,000 (DOE)
  • Bonus up to 10%
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits options (Buy and sell holidays etc)
  • Death in service x5 of salary
  • Private healthcare options

Knowledge and Experience:

The right candidate will be energetic, analytical, and focussed on delivering excellence. They will use experience to resolve issues, recommend solutions, implement preventive measures and deliver results.  They will ideally have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience of functional partnering combined with strong analytical skills and a hands-on approach.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal development, ensuring they keep current and up to date with technology.
  • Proven track record of managing internal resources + External Supplier’s to work together on a multi-faceted solution’s
  • Proven track record of leading and managing complex IT change projects
  • Demonstrates analytical and logical thinking.  Uses experience to resolve issues, recommend solutions, implement preventive measures and deliver results
  • Lead the initiative for improving existing systems and services using current and upcoming technology
  • Knowledge of network, storage, server and client management technologies
  • Knowledge of a server and client virtualisation technology
  • Knowledge of Video and audio collaboration technologies
  • Team development capability including mentoring & coaching experience
  • Ability to work within an ITIL / Prince 2 / COBIT framework & hold current accreditation 

As an Infrastructure Specialist you will:

  • Support the front-line defence of our networks, protecting information from unauthorised access and violations. Assess potential network and cyber security risks, develop plans and implement measures to address current and ongoing threats and risk
  • Develop additional technology & services and/or infrastructure to enhance the company’s business application portfolio.
  • In consultation with user departments, explore opportunities for improved tools for the job adoption and investigate options and methods which may be used to deliver improvements.
  • Ensure that the agreed backup procedures continue to be effective and recommend modifications as required.
  • Monitor the performance of all hardware platforms, investigate and recommend any enhancements which may be required.]
  • Develop the IT Risk register & DR Plan, ensuring that it is maintained, fit for purpose, reviewed and tested annually
  • Provide technical support and advice on matters referred by the Help Desk.
  • Remain vigilant about upgrades and patches, managing end-of-life risk and wider implications of required changes/updates.
  • Supervise the installation of agreed changes, repairs and/or upgrades required to the hardware, operating system or business applications.
  • Act as a mentor for peer group taking responsibility for their technical development.

Other Responsibilities

  • To mentor Infrastructure Analysts to support the adoption of best practice and development in non-technical capabilities (team working, business partnering, commercial management)
  • To own and develop Infrastructure support & management processes and KPIs
  • To deliver excellent levels of IT service to user community through effective 2nd\3rd line incident and problem management processes
  • To proactively manage IT risk and ensure high levels of availability and resilience through the management of IT infrastructure assets and support partners
  • To ensure the Company’s IT Infrastructure and digital footprint is maintained and developed to meet the requirements of the Information Security Policy and Governance framework
  • To proactively identify opportunities to improve service, availability, resilience or functionality of the Company’s IT infrastructure
  • To lead and manage the effective delivery of complex Infrastructure refresh or continuous improvement projects.
  • To establish long term business wide partner relationships and help maximise effective and efficient system adoption and provide recognisable benefits.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply today or call Nine Twenty (0141 231 1260)  and ask for Sophie for further info on the client.