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Infrastructure Designer

Ref
00000277-11
Country
UK
Location
Southampton
Company
Quilter Plc
Department
Group Technology Solutions
Type of Contract
Permanent
Closing Date
17 July 2020

In this position you will be responsible for the delivery of Infrastructure designs and project consultancy to the rest of the organisation. To provide technical support to the engineering and operational teams. To provide technical consultation to the application teams. To support the continuous improvement of the Infrastructure function through operational and process improvement initiatives.

About us

The Quilter Group is a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management, with a portfolio of £118.7 billion of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers worldwide (as at October 2019). Our focus is on creating prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow by providing financial solutions for investors around the globe, and we operate primarily in two main segments – Advice & Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms. You won’t just find diverse, talented and friendly teams here. You’ll also discover an inclusive culture and every opportunity for personal and professional development. 

About the role

The Infrastructure Design team is a small team responsible for ensuring design governance is maintained and providing designs for projects and engineering initiatives. The design team is a cross domain technical team within the infrastructure function and are responsible for the overall technical infrastructure delivery on both infrastructure led projects and application led projects.

The responsibilities of the team cover:
  • Project consultancy
  • Infrastructure Design Delivery
  • Governance compliance
  • Operational improvement

Working closely with the engineering, support and architecture teams, this role will be required to support the delivery of both major and minor projects.

The role is also expected to drive standards, produce the appropriate level of documentation and occasionally be hands-on.

Core Technologies & Disciplines
  • Enterprise Operating Systems
  • VMware vSphere and related products
  • HP Intel Hardware including HPE Blade technologies
  • Microsoft Database Technologies
  • Fundamental Windows Networking
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Monitoring and management
  • Datacenter Management
  • IT Security awareness
  • GDPR awareness

Automation
  • Automation of infrastructure administrative activities or processes to reduce effort and improve reliability.

Operational / Technical Best Practices
  • Contributing best practices to the operational running of the infrastructure estate.
  • Providing best practices input into the technical design process.

Incident Resolution & Continuous Improvement

  • Providing consultancy and expertise to the technical teams involved in the incident resolution process.

About you

We are looking for candidates will have robust experience within an IT design function, with experience across multiple infrastructure disciplines.

 
The candidate will have experience with successful medium to large Infrastructure projects, and experience of relevant project management disciplines.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate a depth of knowledge and practical experience in a number of the following areas:
  • Windows Server Operating Systems (2000 – 2016)
  • Unix / Linux Operating Systems (RHEL, AIX)
  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft SQL Server and related products
  • HP 3Par Storage Products
  • Cisco Networking Products
  • Incident, Problem and Change management
  • Datacentre Management
  • IT Security controls

Candidates will also require the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Relevant vendor certifications desirable

Benefits

No matter what job you do you should feel valued and appreciated.  That's why we offer a competitive total reward package, which enables our employees to share in the success they help to create.

Core Benefits (Perm)

Holiday:  24-26 days (depending on your grade)

Quilter Incentive Scheme:  All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it

Pension Scheme:  10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions

Private Medical Insurance:  Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost

Life Assurance:  4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost

Income Protection:  75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

 

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction.


Our promise

At Quilter, we're committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and make sure no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based purely on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

Further information about this vacancy can be found within the job description below