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Senior Wintel Technical Architect / Engineer

Job Req ID:  70544
Posting Start Date: 

Birmingham, 0, United Kingdom, B30 2BD

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 


Location: Home based, with regular travel to Serco sites around the UK

Salary: Up to £60,000 (depending on experience) + car + 6% pension 


About Us

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.  We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public.  Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, justice and immigration, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.


Be it in our operation of trains, prisons, air traffic control, satellites, military bases, hospitals and much more, our purpose is to be a trusted partner of governments, delivering superb public services that transform outcomes and make a positive difference for our fellow citizens.


Our culture is based on a set of four values - Trust, Care, Innovation, and Pride - that shape our individual behaviours and hence the way the company behaves.


Serco ITSS creates and runs IT systems for the rest of Serco. Serco ITSS is the delivery arm of Serco`s Information Services (IS) function and focuses on efficient and effective IS delivery.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Serco, for two Senior Wintel Technical Architects/Engineers.  This role will be a part of the wider ITS Technical service team that is leading the way in infrastructure services. You will be reporting to the Senior ITS Technical Services Manager.


You will be home based, with regular travel to customer sites.  You will be responsible for designing, implementing, testing, document and support complex infrastructure Wintel systems. The successful candidate will ensure the technical direction of solutions with and across the infrastructure silos that are strongly aligned with the business strategy. This senior role will cover a large range of Wintel technologies and will require SME skills across Active Directory, Exchange, Citrix, GPO’s and more.


This is a high profile and client facing role.  You will be key to designing / delivering complex solutions to multiple high profile clients, working closely with both internal and external customers to design new, cost reducing solutions and leading in customer service improvement. You will lead project teams in making sure that the complex designs are fully executable, supportable and in line with the technology road map of ITS.


We are looking for experienced Senior Wintel Technical Architects/Engineers - with a consultative approach - who relishes a challenge.  In essence, a sound influencer; highly impactful; articulate; a strong relationship builder; strong technical capabilities and possesses excellent communication, stakeholder management skills.


The successful person will be able to demonstrate: 1) solid expertise in Active Directory, Exchange, Cluster Solutions and Integration of Microsoft core technologies in an Enterprise IT framework; and 2) subject matter expert skills, knowledge and experience of virtualisation technologies, i.e. VMWare, AWS, Azure.  In addition, you must have experience in: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / 2012 R2; Microsoft Active Directory 2008/12 R2; MS Exchange; Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMWare.


To succeed in this role, you must hold an ITIL v3 and MCP qualification.  However, if you have an AWS certified solutions Architect qualification that would be a bonus!


SC Security Cleared or ability to obtain clearance.


What you'll get in return:

The role will challenge and reward the successful candidate in equal measures and enable the successful candidate to have ownership and influence over the projects, as well as broaden your experience in a high profile capacity.


What we hope you will do next:

If you think you meet our requirements go to our and a CV.  Please ensure that your covering letter clearly demonstrate your soft skills and why you think you would be fantastic candidate for this role.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.


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