Job in Focus – Senior Infrastructure Analyst

What will I get up to? 

You will be supporting, patching and configuring the company’s servers, taking the load off two other Windows Server admins in the organisation 

Pretty dry, what makes it interesting? 

This is an organisation that really believes in the value its people bring. Aside from a good salary and package, there is a massive commitment to develop the team to become experts in what they do. At a time where a lot of companies are outsourcing infrastructure services to either a dedicated 3rd party provider or a big cloud operator, this team are actually bringing this back in house – hence the need to train experts in their field. You’ll be provided off-site training and certification and be guaranteed progression on the back of this. 

They’re also a very friendly and informal team! 

 Who are the company? 

They’re a massive Yorkshire brand, who manufacture an actual end product. Definitely a strong answer for the ‘party test’ 

What technologies do they use? 

Windows Server 2012 and 2016, virtualised using VMWare, monitored with SolarWinds. They also invest in market-leading tools and platforms, so you’ll have chance to work with some fun stuff. 

 What’s the company culture like?  

They’re a hard-working, but light-hearted team. There’s a real sense of togetherness, having each other’s backs, and a respectful culture throughout where people are treated like grown-ups. The offices are modern, and the team is a nice size – not too big that you’re anonymous, but not too small that there is no support.  

What support will I get? 

You’ll be working alongside an experienced Infrastructure Engineer, who will guide you through the role at the start, though you will be expected to work independently too and make the role your own. 

Will travel be involved?  

There will be ad-hoc travel required to multiple locations across the UK, and there are also offices in Ireland and the US that you would need to visit less frequently. The main site you would need to visit is in Birmingham, as this is the secondary data centre for the organisation. There is a generous car allowance of £500 per month provided. 

Will I need to work out of hours? 

There is no on-call element, however you will need to work out of hours occasionally – there is a monthly patch weekend that is performed on a rota, and deployments also take place out of hours. The company always pay overtime for any time worked out of hours. 

What’s in it for me? 

Progression, training and certification in a company that will make you feel valued and give you the support to be the best you can be 

What’s your take? 

I’ve seen lots of working environments where this can be a very high-pressure, high-stress role, with little support, no backup and crucially, no real career progression. If you’re a Windows Server admin with a couple of years’ experience and want to think about your career and development, then this is the perfect opportunity to grow in a supportive and friendly environment 

TL;DR? 

Windows Server admin, using some great products and excellent opportunity to develop through courses and certification. Up to £35k + bonus and car allowance + overtime! 

How do I apply? 

Please get in touch with Chris Wright (chris.wright@adessesearch.com, or call him on 0113 360 9711) for a confidential chat about the role 

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