IT Systems Specialist

Would you like an exciting opportunity in an international company that is growing rapidly?  This is a unique chance to use your IT knowledge and experience to be a part of a diverse and innovative technology team. This client company offers the opportunity to grow and develop your own team, and in turn be a part new opportunities as the company grows.

Manchester, United Kingdom

Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partners</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p>

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Sr Associate

Overview: <p>The IT Systems Specialist&rsquo;s role is to be the key technology owner for all VMWare, Microsoft Servers and Networks. This includes diagnosing network and hardware problems as well as patch management and maintenance. The IT Systems Specialist will also work closely within project teams to help identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>The Client Company</em></strong></p> <p>Our client is an international company based in Europe offering innovative and customer-focused financial solutions.&nbsp; They are focused on growth in the coming years while maintaining the best possible service to their customer base through respect, honesty, and trust.&nbsp; They are also focusing on building a strong company with extraordinary employees.&nbsp; It is an entrepreneurial climate where innovation and new ideas are encouraged.&nbsp; They also believe strongly in work/life balance.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Key Responsibilities</strong></p> <p>Act as a senior point of contact within the Group and Local IT teams to provide solutions architecuture, third level escalation and subject matter expertise as required</p> <p>Maintain responsibility for core systems technologies in use, including VMware, Microsoft, Linux, Networking and Firewall management, maintenance and competitive product analysis and review</p> <p>Provide operation and technical input to ensure adherence to corporate policies and procedures</p> <p>Be accountable for technologies in multiple on-premise Data Centres across Europe and all cloud solutions in place</p> <p>Management of the Enterprise architecture, keeping all key technologies in adherence to our ISO 27001 policies and procedures &nbsp;</p> <p>Management of underlying subsystems (storage, fibre fabric and network architecture) to ensure service availability and performance within business SLA / OLA and KPIs.</p> <p>Demonstrate a passion for Enterprise architecture and design through keeping up with market changes, product roadmaps and competitive technologies so that the business can be advised as to the emergence of new technology, solutions and trends within the appropriate technology market places</p> <p>Provide trend analysis and capacity management will also be included within weekly and monthly activities</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Reports to: Group IT Operations Manager</strong></p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Qualifications and Skills</strong></p> <p>Experience with regulatory frameworks (i.e. ISO27001).</p> <p>Experience and knowledge of ITIL V3 and project management principles</p> <p>Design knowledge and solutions architecture skill that would allow new systems and solutions to be researched, investigated, and presented to the business</p> <p>Significant understanding of network and PC operating systems, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Windows 7/10, Ubuntu Linux, Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Training can be provided for some of these topics if necessary.</strong></p> <p>Thorough knowledge of Microsoft fundamentals: Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, DFS, etc.</p> <p>Ability to work on project teams, delivering solutions, and handing off project work via transitions into service process</p> <p>Strong documentation skills are essential</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Education and Experience</strong></p> <p>University degree in the field of computer science or information systems and 3 years IT management experience</p> <p>ITIL V3 certifications</p>