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IT Consultant - Infrastructure Strategy

Job Title: IT Consultant - Infrastructure Strategy
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: CC - IT_1537544752
Contact Name: Christopher Casey
Contact Email: christopher.casey@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

IT Consultant - Infrastructure Strategy

6 Month Contract (Initial)

The purpose of this role is to conduct a thorough in-depth review of the IT infrastructure in order to recommend any necessary changes:

The technical suitability of the IT infrastructure and future plans to support the Digital Transformation Strategy.

This will include, but not be limited to:

  • Servers
  • Networks (LAN and WAN)
  • Storage solutions
  • Backups
  • Cloud provisions
  • Security including firewalls

The organisation and skills within IT Department

The policies, processes and procedures of the IT Department

As the IT Consultant, your job responsibilities would be:

  • Ensure that the overall IT strategy is fit for purpose and will support the delivery of the Digital Transformation Strategy.
  • Provide direction and guidance to the IT Projects that are underway.
  • Build and develop relationships with third party IT suppliers continually reviewing internal vs external support.

Job Technologies:

Microsoft Technologies:

  • Windows Server to 2016
  • Windows 10
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange Server 2016 and O365
  • SQL Server to 2016
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) to 8.5
  • Group Policy
  • Sharepoint Services/Portal Server to 2007

Networking:

  • TCP/IPv4
  • Cabling/Switches/Infrastructure (Cisco)
  • DNS, DHCP and other network services
  • VPN
  • Security / Firewall

Telephony:

  • Avaya (CMS v7 and v8)

Disaster Recovery:

  • Maintaining and managing backups using Unitrends
  • Disaster recovery planning and testing (including documentation)

Software Maintenance/Improvement:

  • Identification, testing and implementation of new software solutions (including version updates to existing software) to add value and increase efficiency and productivity

As the IT Consultant, you will need the following experience:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in an IT related discipline e.g. BSc Computer Science, MSCE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
  • Experience of maintaining a Windows domain environment in excess of 750 users (e.g. heavily using Active Directory OUs, distribution groups, Group Policy)
  • Experience of working in a multi-location, multi-national IT environment.
  • Excellent communication, engagement and stakeholder management skills to build trusted relationships with internal management.
  • Very Strong IT infrastructure knowledge with particular focus on the technologies listed above.
  • Experience of operating at a senior level within IT.
  • A thorough understanding of networking (Cisco), IT infrastructure, Microsoft technologies and VoIP telephony.
  • A high degree of commercial awareness.
  • Strong and confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of managing a team.
  • Experience of a multi-location, international operation.
  • Experience of managing IT change and implementing strategy.
  • Comfortable communicating and presenting.
  • Extremely organised and able to work towards deadlines.

If you have the relevant skills needed for this position, please APPLY now or get in touch with Christopher Casey at Project People today.

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.