IT Senior Infrastructure Engineer 12M FTC / Southend-on-Sea / £44,632 to £49,479
Your new company
Southend Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative Senior Infrastructure Engineer on a 1-year Fixed Term Contract to be part of the wider Infrastructure and Operations department.
Your new role
As Senior Infrastructure Engineer you will hold a senior technical position within the ICT team providing expertise across Infrastructure services for Southend-on-Sea council. Your technical knowledge and skills will be utilised to provide daily support and management of the Council's hosting cloud and end-user ensuring the IT infrastructure remains safe, secure and robust.
The council are currently planning and installing new services directly linked with their IT Infrastructure and these new services and new technologies will need to be supported effectively. This exciting new job opportunity is a varied role which will encompass strong technical knowledge. Your typical day will see you drive improvement, proactively maintain, administer and configure operating systems.
What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this position, you will have proven experience as an Infrastructure Engineer with a track record of effective collaborative working. You will be proficient in Cloud hosting environments such as MS Azure, Connectivity and possess expert knowledge across primary infrastructure towers such as Cisco networks, Active Directory, Intune, O365, storage and compute such as VMWare. Having previous experience with automation projects and technologies as well as an understanding of Devops tool kits such as Docker, Puppet and Chef to name a few will all be a benefit in the role.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills coupled with your proven ability to simplify and improve IT Infrastructure landscapes and experience of delivering technical change, leading technical resources and contributing to the architectural vision will see you succeed within this role.
What you'll get in return
This role is a 1-year Fixed Term Contract offering a competitive salary starting from £44,632 . When joining Southend Borough Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. 23 days annual leave plus an excellent pension scheme. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council-Hays website
What you need to do now
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The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.