Technical Infrastructure Team Leader

Posted 26 February by AQA Easy Apply Featured

Ensuring Every Mark Matters, For Every Student

DRS is a specialist provider of electronic marking solutions for educational institutions and awarding bodies both in the UK and internationally. Established in 1969 as a data capture bureau, DRS later expanded its printing and scanning services to include the design and manufacture of Optical Mark Recognition scanners.

Recently acquired by AQA, DRS has a continued commitment to delivering large-scale solutions for examination processing and electronic marking and a clear goal of becoming the market leader in the provision of e-Assessment solutions.

Working to the mantra that 'every student matters’ quality is deeply ingrained within the business and is core to what drives a group of motivated and highly qualified individuals.

We are now looking for a Technical Team Leader to lead our Infrastructure team and provide hands on support whenever required.

The Role:

As a Technical Infrastructure Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading the infrastructure team and providing technical support for all infrastructure and middleware, on premise, traditional hosted and Azure IaaS/PaaS, Network and Security.

You would be responsible for identifying customer requirements for Infrastructure architecture and producing proposals that are fit for purpose. Installation and configuration of applications to meet defined and agreed customer requirements with continuous process improvements would also be amongst the various responsibilities of this role.

As a Team Leader, you would manage a small team consisting of Database Administrators, an Azure Infrastructure Engineer and Windows Server Engineers.

The Person:

With a career path based on a technical discipline, ideally as a Systems Engineer, you would have hands on Technical experience in Cloud Infrastructure (Azure) theories, principles, and practices, Windows Server technologies, MPLS, IPSec VPN, PPTP, and SSLVPN technologies and knowledge of Networking and subnetting IP for a cloud environment coupled with experience of acting as the technical lead on delivering business change projects. You would also have excellent hands on technical experience of Windows 2008, FortiGate, Juniper Firewalls and Checkpoint Firewalls, Cloud Security, Cisco ASA and/or Linux experience.

As an experienced Team Leader, you would have excellent coaching skills and the ability to build strong relationships with the team, internal departments and external suppliers.

You will be confident, well organised and approachable, with the aptitude to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Pay and Benefits

At DRS it is important to us that you have an interesting and stimulating role where you can be productive whilst achieving a good work life balance. That is why we offer a competitive salary, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working arrangements allowing you to manage your time and accrue 'flex days’. We want you to enjoy being at work and think things like free parking, subsidised restaurant, discounted gym membership and social events are as important as the role itself and the great colleagues you will work with. Security for you (and your family) is also important so we provide company sick pay, a contributory Pension Scheme, Permanent Health Insurance Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Private Medical Insurance at group preferential rates. We would like our employees to get satisfaction from giving back and therefore provide one day’s paid leave per year for individuals or teams to get involved in projects that support local charities.

There are also many other benefits/discounts.

We think that this all adds up to make DRS a great place to work!

Applicants will only be considered if they already have the right to work in the UK.

Required skills

  • Firewalls
  • Infrastructure
  • Middleware
  • Windows Azure
  • Cloud Security

Reference: 34559374

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