Infrastructure Manager

Infrastructure Manager


PURPOSE

The purpose of the Infrastructure Manager role is to manage and support the day-to-day IT needs of the business and develop the IT infrastructure, both on premises and remotely, to support the strategic objectives of HGEM.

The IM role:

  • Is supported by and responsible for the following roles: Support Technician
  • Is supported by the Database Administrator
  • Liaises directly with the following teams: Software Development, Business Intelligence

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Being responsible for infrastructure (PCs, Servers, Network devices, Telephone Systems, etc) and their constant improvement and replacement when reaching their end of life
  • 1st/2nd/3rd line support for office based and remote workers
  • Maintenance of Disaster Recovery plan
  • Purchasing of technical hardware and software
  • Identify and suggest areas for improving service quality of HGEM applications in production
  • Optimise the configuration of machines and databases (working closely with Software Developers and Database Administrator)
  • To facilitate and develop the software release process, increasing automation as much as possible
  • To monitor and manage the costs associated with infrastructure
  • To set up and maintain monitoring of systems and applications, to ensure availability and performance
  • To ensure that we are compliant in terms of licensing
  • To negotiate Service Level Agreements with the business and monitor these to ensure they are delivered
  • To arrange proportionate remote support outside the core business hours (which are 09:00-17:30 Monday - Friday)

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Functional knowledge of SQL (not db design standard but the ability to do routine maintenance independently would be good)
  • Kubernetes / docker management and deployment (as of 2019, we recognise that these tools are new, and some training may be required)
  • Certificates (lifecycle management for ssl/tls and signing certs)
  • Software licencing management
  • Azure platform familiarity (they should have at least worked with it as part of a production environment)
  • Windows server 2012r2 and more recent (particular emphasis on upgrading OS versions)
  • Powershell scripting
  • Hyper-V management
  • Backup management (Azure backup server (MABS) experience highly useful)
  • Office 365 management
  • Modern Sharepoint online & Microsoft Teams management *
  • Hybrid (on premise / Azure AD) domain management
  • Group policy management
  • Monitoring systems concepts (specific product experience is not required)
  • Networking concepts and appliances (VNets, vpns and wifi) (routers, firewalls and switches) *
  • Experience of desktop support and ticket management
  • Troubleshooting

Items marked with an * or ** are candidate differentiators (** is more valuable than *)

KEY QUALITIES

  • Willingness to constantly develop technical skills in line with new technology developments
  • Ability to manage own time & efficiency and to ensure sufficient cover during absences
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others and ability to support individual members of the HGEM team in achieving their objectives
  • Ability to present information and ideas to an audience and to train others in new skills
  • Ability to negotiate with other managers in the HGEM team and to contribute to shared company objectives
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with other departments based upon trust and helpfulness
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and achieve deadlines
  • Quick learner to gain thorough knowledge of HGEM software and infrastructure


COMPANY BENEFITS

On joining

  • Complimentary breakfast and fresh fruit provided
  • The opportunity to join cake club, book club, yoga, pot luck lunch, quarterly pub crawl
  • Employee of the month scheme

On completion of probation

  • Option to take out gym membership
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Company 4% pension contribution
  • 22 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing to a maximum of 27 days
  • Option to join Cyclescheme

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