Lead IT Engineer – Reading

Lead IT Engineer – Reading

Role: Lead IT Engineer
Location: Reading
Type: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible

We are looking for a proactive, self-motivated and personable individual who will lead the design, and implementation of IT infrastructure and security systems across Europe. The Infrastructure is primarily built around Microsoft technologies and are also evaluating cloud platforms such as AZURE. You will be reporting directly to the UK IT Director but will also work closely with the local IT teams, in particular UK IT Services manager and businesses to deliver solutions.

  • This will be a unique opportunity to build a European IT environment from scratch turning your ideas into reality!
  • You will have full training and ongoing support to enable you to fulfil your role to the best of your potential.
  • The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering infrastructure and security solutions that have demonstrated clear value, cost effectiveness, scalability and reliability.

You will be responsible for the following;

  • Day-to-day liaison for all European IT operations, communicate with various department managers and staff to identify any areas where technology needs are not being met and/or service improvement opportunities exist.
  • Respond to Tier 3 IT support requests from key European users. Effectively communicate key issues, changes in priorities and outages. Provide backup IT support for UK and Germany.
  • Partner and/or assist various local teams in overseas IT projects (project manage where required), which may include installation of physical equipment within local country.
  • Monitor, manage and improve SLAs/PKI’s for cloud service provider
  • Implementation, migration and management of Cloud based infrastructure.
  • Ensure there are no single points of failure within the support of all systems.
  • Ensure pro-active monitoring is in place for all systems/infrastructure.
  • Ensure good documentation is in place for all European systems and infrastructure

Essential skills & Experience

  • Managing a Microsoft based Infrastructure, with up to date, hands on experience capable of troubleshooting to the highest level
  • Virtual server technology VMware and Hyper-V
  • Managing and migrations to/from cloud based infrastructure and providers, AWS, Azure
  • Managing/deploying multi-site infrastructure/Network/telecoms/Security environment
  • Managing complex technical projects
  • Good service attitude in combination with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Liaise with senior business management to handle expectations and able to persuade local teams on best practice approaches

You will be required to travel around Europe 2-3 times a month at 2-3 days at a time. Expenses will be covered.

In return a salary of up to £70,000 is on offer, Plus other excellent benefits.

To Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Luci Allen – l.allen@pinkacademy.nl


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Gijs-Jan Huisman

Regional Director EMEA +44 (0)7850 776 090