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platform engineer

  • IT
  • Edinburgh
  • £400 - £500 per day
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • 398989
  • 23 May 2018
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Spring Technology's client, a public sector organisation, are currently looking to recruit a Platform Engineer for an initial 6 month contract on a rate of c.£400-500/day (outside of IR35) based in Edinburgh.


* Taking a lead role supporting the operational platform and infrastructure on both a fault driven and internal improvement basis.
* Contribute to the architecture, development and operational tasks of the platform and infrastructure.
* Managing workloads using Kanban techniques and/or other team defined methodologies.
* Take part in the design, planning and deployment of new technologies as skills and experience allow.
* Managing private Cloud platform health, availability, integrity and currency to an acceptable level.
* Monitor, manage and where necessary improve performance of systems to meet the expectations of the end-users.
* Perform planned platform and OS and software upgrades/patching to the platform.
* Create and maintain system and network documentation as appropriate (e.g. MS Visio diagrams, system admin docs and local work instructions).
* Control access permissions and privileges where required to all of the organisation's systems and data.
* Ensure all platform components are being backed up.
* Troubleshoot and help resolve any platform, server OS and application related issues.


* Expert working knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols (OSPF/BGP) and general networking / server concepts.
* Expert in technologies including but not limited to cabling specifications, VLANs, VXLAN, spanning-tree, interface protection mechanisms, port aggregation, routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP) and VPN.
* Strong experience supporting VMWare vSphere Environments, 6.X including VCenter and related VMWare technologies.
* Strong scripting expertise BASH, PowerShell.
* Expertise in supporting NFS, iSCSI and FC storage environments, across NetAPP and VNX Arrays.
* Good knowledge of Data Centre best practice.
* Experience with DHCP, DNS in server environments along with NTP.
* Experience with Directory based networking models (e.g. Active Directory, LDAP or similar).
* Experience managing multi-OS server environments at an enterprise level - Linux RHEL, Windows.
* Experience with enterprise management and automation tools, protocols SNMP, SYSLOG.
* Experience with Virtual Machine (VM) environments that utilise hypervisor based networking, shared storage (SAN) and gigabit networks.
* Experience of private Cloud systems.
* LAN / WAN networking knowledge.
* Expert knowledge of cisco products and Cisco IOS.
* Expert knowledge of Cisco UCS networking features and technologies.
* Strong knowledge of Cisco & checkpoint firewalling and security hardware.

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch with Claire Lorden OR Chris Wallis on 0131 524 9027 or send your CV through to OR

Spring acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Spring Group UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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