Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

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Job Description

A Server Engineer is required to join an ICT Shared Service team for Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service based in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire with occasional travel within Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

Server Engineer 
Job reference: REQ000039 
Based at: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire 
Hours: 37 per week – flexitime 
Salary: £27,905 per annum rising to £30,507 per annum + on-call allowance 
24 days holiday + Public Holidays 
Local Government Pension scheme 

You will be joining a team of dedicated IT professionals, designing & delivering new and exciting IT systems into the Fire & Rescue environment. This role is suitable for experienced Server Engineers with a strong technical background in VMware and Microsoft Server environments, Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies and all associated infrastructure. In return we offer the successful candidate a supportive workplace and platform for furthering their career, within a busy and constantly evolving environment.

Key Responsibilities;
Working within the Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for installation, testing, upgrading, managing and supporting all elements of the ICT server infrastructure for two fire services, including all documentation, software, hardware and firmware assets. You will proactively manage work load, setting appropriate priorities to ensure work is completed in line with project timescales and Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Working closely with the team leader and senior server engineer, you will have heavy involvement in system security including both proactive and reactive work, as well as issue resolution and investigation. You will also contribute to the creation and maintenance of full and accurate system documentation.

You must be able to work on your own as well as collaboratively, working with other members of the wider IT team and business stakeholders as necessary. 

Essential Skills;
The ideal candidate will be qualified or working toward formal industry training or qualification in ICT data to MCSE level and have demonstrable experience of building, managing and supporting VMware and Microsoft Server IT Systems. A sound technical understanding of Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Azure and Group Policy management is also required, as well as knowledge of SAN technologies and backup.

A keen eye on security is also sought, allowing access to users without opening us up to threats.

This position requires somebody who is willing to undergo security checks and be available on a rota basis for On-Call. The successful candidate will be required to wear Corporate Clothing.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than noon on 14th November 2019 
Interviews are planned for the 28th November 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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