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Date Added: Wed 16/09/2020

Design & Delivery Engineer

Stoke-On-Trent, UK
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Job Type: Contract, Full Time

Salary: £600 - £600

Design & Delivery Engineer This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Design & Delivery Engineer to join a successful and fast-growing business with lovely offices in Stoke and Reading.

You'll be joining a business that delivers fully managed secure ICT services to the UK's Defence and Security sectors and to other government departments which have complex and demanding security requirements.

The role: The Design & Delivery Engineer will play a key role in the support of a variety of innovative, accreditable, cost efficient and profitable solutions which comply with HMG's security classification system.

  • Design Support: Support the design and development of new company products, where appropriate documenting high-level and low-level designs, build scripts and maintenance processes.
  • Research & Development: Support the test and development of new technologies to facilitate system design and product management.
  • System Installation: Build and install secure managed ICT Services delivering a range of technologies to meet the needs of current customers and future markets.


    • Design Support:
      • To feed your Infrastructure Storage knowledge into the design process, including participating in reviews, and documenting relevant design patterns.
      • Contribute to the development, evaluation and implementation of the Company's Technology Roadmap.
      • Assist in the production of storage design and documentation where appropriate.
      • Product Development:
      • To conduct research into new & emerging storage technologies.
        • Assist in building and integrating appropriate prototypes and technology demonstrators.
        • Support the development of build and test facilities.

          System Installation:

            • Build, install and configure managed storage services in line with the company's product set and customer requirements.
            • Conduct the technical day to day relationship with internal customer service teams and 3rd party supplier interfaces.
            • Ensure all appropriate installation documentation is produced.

              Skills and Experience Required:

              • Ability to establish and develop a new role as part of a small team within a rapidly evolving organisation.
              • Ability to work autonomously under your own initiative.
              • A commitment to continually developing technical skills.
              • A good understanding of current HMG security classifications.
              • Initiative and pro-activity matched by an ability to be a strong member of a team.
              • Experience of managed service environments, with an awareness of ITIL best practice.
              • Experience of Prod, Test, and Dev system implementations, along with 3rd line operational support.
              • Good communication skills with the ability to influence and negotiate both internally and externally.
              • Willingness to work flexibly in response to changing organisational requirements.
              • Have or be able to obtain the appropriate security clearance

                Qualifications / Experience

                An excellent understanding of some or all of the following storage concepts & technologies

                Storage Technologies (Block, File & Object)

                  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Architecture
                  • iSCSI Protocol
                  • Fibre Channel + (FCoE)
                  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

                    Experience with vendors such as

                      • Dell PowerScale/ Isolon, EMC Unity
                      • HPE Nimble, Primera

                        A good understanding of some or all the following (would like to have)

                        VMware Data Center Virtualisation Technologies (VCP-DCV a definite advantage)

                          • vSphere / ESXi
                          • vCenter
                          • vSAN
                          • vCloud / vRealize
                          • VMware Network Virtualisation & Security (NSX)

                            • Networking (Cisco, Juniper, Palo-Alto etc…)
                              • LAN/ WAN Switching & Routing (CCNA/ CCNP)
                              • Physical Networking (cabling & installation)
                              • Network Security (Firewalls, IDS etc..)
                              • Network Storage Configuration (iSCSI, Fibre Channel, VSAN etc..)

                                • General Sysadmin Technologies
                                  • OS (Windows Server 2K16/ 2K19, CentOS & Linux in general)
                                  • Applications & Services (Active Directory, Messaging & Collaborative Software)
                                  • Backup/ Restore Software
                                  • Systems Management Tools (AD, WSUS etc..)
                                  • Configuration Databases
                                  • Mobile Device Management and Virtual Private Networks
                                  • System audit and analysis
                                  • Exchange Server
                                  • SQL Server
                                  • Mobile Device Management (preferably Airwatch)
                                  • Enterprise Antivirus (preferably McAfee)
                                  • Multi-Factor Authentication (preferably RSA SecurID)
                                  • Cyber Security

                                    Role: Design & Delivery Engineer
                                    Job Type: Contract, Full Time
                                    Location: Stoke-On-Trent, West Midlands, West Midlands

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