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Job Reference: G18/29
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Location: Nettleham, Lincolnshire
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 06/07/2018

Job Introduction:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing team who provide mission critical services to Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and City of London Police Forces. The services are provided by the G4S team who are based at Lincolnshire Police HQ in Nettleham. This is a full time position for 40 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, implementation, configuration and on-going management and maintenance of all server and storage technologies, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of the Force systems, particularly NicheRMS including out of hours assistance to users and colleagues by participating in the IT out of hours on call service. This is a ‘hands-on’ position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Role Responsibility:

  • Configure, maintain, and monitor systems to ensure availability to all users and perform necessary preventative and remedial maintenance to support systems availability.
  • Perform all aspects of administrating, operating, managing, and maintaining server and storage technologies.
  • Plan, design, produce, and maintain documentation to support the development of an effective infrastructure.
  • Analyse, diagnose and resolve technical problems. Resolution may be by advising users of the functionality and constraints, or by the correction of faults or by the definition of required enhancements to the network.
  • Identify the causes of system problems, using diagnostic testing software and equipment where available, and take or recommend remedial action.
  • Ensure the security of systems via effective patch management.
  • Monitor traffic performance and quality of service provided by the systems and their constituent hardware, software, transmission services and support functions.
  • Manage, configure and monitor Storage Arrays.
  • Manage performance tuning and capacity planning activities to enhance the performance of the infrastructure.
  • Manage, configure and monitor email and related (e.g. BES) systems to ensure availability to contractual requirements.
  • Provide assistance and technical knowledge to aid the implementation of projects.
  • Interfacing with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
  • Take ownership of the technical elements of relevant contracts within the domain.

The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server.
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and a customer service ethic.
  • Good working knowledge of virtualisation technology.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix Server Operating Systems.
  • Extensive Active Directory knowledge.
  • Extensive experience of deploying servers within a client/server environment.
  • Good working knowledge of SAN configuration and monitoring.

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