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Windows Server Engineer

Location: UK - Hatfield, UK - London, UK - Nottingham, UK - Manchester, UK - Romford | Job-ID: 167041 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Inhouse IT


Locations considered:    Hatfield, Reading, London, Manchester, Nottingham (with a hybrid home/office working options available)

Competitive Base salary + OTE

Personal and professional development is supported & encouraged


Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their businesses with almost 18,000 employees globally.

This opportunity sits within our Central Infrastructure, and the opportunity is for a Senior Analyst who will report to the Infrastructure Operations Manager / Team Leader within our IT team, based at the Hatfield Head Office.

The successful post-holder will act as a senior technical resource within Wintel Operations and play a senior role in implementing optimised processes and management practices that result in infrastructure, systems and services, which is reliable, scalable, secure, efficient, well controlled and documented, adhering to ITIL best practices.

 This is a genuine career opportunity for a talented 3rd Line Engineer / Analyst, experienced in Windows Server and Virtualisation technologies. On offer is a key position working on a broad range of the latest technology, with a team of talented Engineers/ Analysts at our HQ in Hatfield.


Your key responsibilities will consist of:

  • Installation, configuration, maintenance and support of infrastructure and systems
  • Offer expertise within the team for the resolution of all technical incidents and problems
  • Make a significant contribution in delivering continual tangible and measurable benefits and value in terms of improving customer service & satisfaction and operational efficiency, whilst reducing risk and operational costs to minimal levels
  • Proactively identify opportunities and create and deliver robust business case proposals to team Manager to improve reliability, stability and efficiency
  • Instigate and orchestrate changes to infrastructure and systems, in line with change control processes
  • Facilitate and typically lead, the management of medium/large technical projects and complex work packages into business-as-usual operations
  • Support, coach and mentor the more junior members of the team, leading by example
  • Contribute with ideas and suggestions on continuous service improvement
  • Develop, produce and maintain IT documentation and following IT procedures as required
  • Provide out of hours support for major incidents as part of an on-call rota

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Significant knowledge, understanding and expertise including but not limited to:
  • Microsoft Server technologies; MS Server, MS Clustering, Active Directory Services, Group Policy, Windows Terminal Services, Certificate Services, ADFS
  • Linux Server Technologies ; Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE, CentOS
  • VMware Data Centre Virtualisation, vSphere ESXi, vCenter, SRM/SRA,
  • Server Hardware: HPE Apollo, HPE Synergy / One View, HPE Rack/Blade Servers.
  • Storage technologies : SAN (HPE 3Par, EMC VNX, HP Nimble), Fibre Channel Switches (Brocade) etc.
  • Server Networking including TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, DHCP
  • Ability to undergo Security Clearance



  • Veeam technologies: Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam One, Veeam Backup for O365 and Veeam Availability Orchestrator
  • Quest – Azure AD backup and recovery
  • Disaster Recover, Replication and Recovery services
  • IaaS and Cloud technologies; Microsoft Azure, Office 365, AWS, RackSpace
  • Load-Balancing technologies (JetNexus)
  • System Management and monitoring technologies; SCOM, SCCM, ScienceLogic
  • Scripting knowledge (PowerShell)
  • Anti-virus technologies; MS Defender for Endpoint
  • Experience supporting large/enterprise level infrastructures
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve prompt resolution
  • Strong experience of incident and problem management including 3rd party service providers
  • Capable of managing concurrent initiatives
  • Solid operational understanding of service management standards and tools; Minimum ITIL V3 Foundation qualified
  • Industry recognised qualifications including but not limited to Veeam Certified Engineer or Architect (VMCE, VMCA), Microsoft Certified (MCSA, MCSE) and VMWare Certified Professional (VCP)


Current information for our applicants

We have made our application and recruitment process virtual, we are excited to bring talent like you on board to join our growing teams within Computacenter. Our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 18,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £6.7 billion (2021). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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