Senior Windows Infrastructure Engineer

Met Office
14 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
Our reward package
We're hiring for two Senior Windows Infrastructure Engineers based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.
Your total reward package is potentially worth up to GBP46536.00 annually, which includes basic salary, RRA, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.
As our Senior Windows Infrastructure Engineer, your starting salary will be GBP30932.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to GBP33925.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.
You will receive a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of GBP2500.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment This role will qualify for an RRA allowance from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024
Your package includes: - Outstanding Civil Service Pension - Flexible hours and homeworking - Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave - Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel - Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories
Who we are
We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.
Our values - it's who we are: - We're a force for good - We're experts by nature - We live and breathe it - We're better together - We keep evolving
We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.
Job Purpose
As our Senior Windows Infrastructure Engineer , you will join our Technology Digital Workplace team and the key duties are:
  • Supporting our IT Helpdesk function by providing third-line support for incidents, problems and changes for our supported systems, applications, and services
  • Methodically troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues
  • Install new and maintain existing technologies and solutions according to organisational policies, industry best practices, standards, and service requirements
  • Support the delivery of our planned projects and business as usual activities
  • The ability to work independently, and collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Support and mentor Engineers to develop their skills and knowledge so that they increase their capability to deliver improved service to our 2500+ colleagues
We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
  1. Extensive experience and technical knowledge of:
    • Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, roles, role services, and features, specifically: Active Directory Domain/Certificate Services, Group Policy Management, DNS, Remote Access, Remote Desktop Services
    • Microsoft Exchange Server hybrid deployment
    • Windows 10
    • Configuration Manager
  2. Experience and technical knowledge of:
    • endpoint management solutions to deploy updates and applications
    • secure configuration
    • PowerShell to automate processes and remotely administer and troubleshoot endpoints
  3. Technical knowledge and awareness of cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Enterprise:
    • Microsoft Teams, Voice - Teams Phone and PSTN connectivity
    • Threat Protection, Defender for Endpoint/Identity/Office 365
    • SharePoint, Azure Active Directory, Endpoint Manager, Information Protection, Compliance Management
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:
  1. Technical knowledge and awareness of managing and supporting Microsoft SQL Server, a current qualification or the willingness to learn and follow the Microsoft Certified pathway, supported with training
  2. Technical knowledge of infrastructure/IT service monitoring solutions
How to apply
Clicking the link below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the essential criteria. Closing date 30/01/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 03/02/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.
How we can help:
If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.
You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.
We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.
We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information.

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