GB Solutions

Senior Systems Engineer - Permanent - Cheltenham

Posted on April 19, 2014

Contract Type:
Company: GB Solutions

Job Description:

Package: £35,000 to £45,000,
Posted on: 15th Jan 2014,
Job Ref: 52805,
Location: Cheltenham,
Job Type: Permanent,
Job Category: technical

Activities, Duties and Key Tasks:-

  • Design & document bespoke infrastructure solutions for a diverse range of clients using the latest technologies
  • Deliver technical solutions both internally and to clients via site visits and collaboration with clients and third parties
  • Support and enhance existing products and services
  • Support other team members and colleagues
  • Estimate work item timescales & project costs
  • Provide technical assistance to the Senior Technical Pre-Sales Consultant
  • Implement appropriate testing of new technologies
  • Work to the business’ processes to ensure compliance with our ISO9001 certification for overall deliverable quality
  • Ensure the businesses systems are updated in a timely and appropriate manner (time recording, project progress, support ticket updates etc)
  • Maintain and improve internal and client systems, resolving technical issues swiftly
  • Report on the status of work items to Senior Technical Pre-Sales Consultant

Qualifications Required:-


  • GCSE Grade C or equivalent; Maths, English
  • Computer Science Degree or professional equivalent                         


  • A Level Grade C or equivalent; Maths, English                                  

Technical Requirements:-


  • Extensive experience working with Microsoft Windows domains, Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP across large multisite environments
  • Experience of AD design and migration particularly advantageous
  • Experience of the Microsoft technology stack, Exchange, IIS, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, System Centre, Project
  • Detailed knowledge of all Microsoft Windows Server and client operating systems including BYOD technologies
  • Evidence of working with virtual technologies such as VMware ESXi, Hyper-V with solid working knowledge of virtual server deployments, virtual desktop technologies and requisite management and maintenance
  • Knowledge of designing, maintaining and implementing Citrix technologies particularly advantageous
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies, Iaas, Paas, hybrid, Co-Lo managed/hosted services
  • Sound working knowledge of networking technologies, TCP/IP, LAN, VLAN, WAN switches, routers
  • Proven background in designing and implementing infrastructure services or large scale technical solutions within enterprise environments
  • Experience working in an infrastructure consultancy position, including understanding diverse client environments, solution design and integration, attendance of external meetings and a willingness to work off site with requisite travel
  • A genuine interest in the latest technologies and a willingness to learn about new technologies and gain accreditations to enhance the profile and\or capabilities of the business
  • Production of detailed high quality technical documentation and material for internal and external audiences
  • Adherence to industry standards and best practice


  • Certification as either MCP, MCITP,MCSA, MSCE, ITIL, VCP
  • Experience of open source technologies, Linux, MySQL, Progress, Apache
  • Experience of working in large scale datacenters 

Behavioural Competencies Required:-

  • Problem solving skills and providing a continuous improvement approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, supervisors and peers, providing them with relevant information in various forms as appropriate; telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Ability to apply mathematics to solve problems
  • Understand written work related documents
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to any particular issue or concern
  • Ability to effectively manage time and tasks to achieve high productivity
  • Be an enthusiastic team-player, enjoying working closely with people of other disciplines/departments
  • Be precise and meticulous in ensuring processes are conducted correctly and in a timely manner
  • A desire to broaden technical knowledge, and understand new technologies
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language

Due to the high volume of responses that we receive for our advertisements we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you have not received a response within 5 working days of forwarding your CV to us, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for your interest and please do not hesitate to forward your CV to us again for other roles matching your skills and experience.

GB Solutions – Independent Recruitment Specialists acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) – a free and confidential service to candidates.

For 14 years GB Solutions has provided an unrivalled service whilst developing a team of specialist consultants providing permanent, contract and temporary staff across a vast number of industries. As a member of the REC we are committed to working to the highest possible standards.

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