ICT Technical Specialist – Infrastructure Server and Storage

Council House
£37,890 to £43,857
02 Jul 2021
27 Jul 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

We are seeking an ICT Technical Specialist who will support Solihull MBC’s ICT Infrastructure, this includes hardware within our on-premise data centre, Virtual Server estates and the growth of cloud services. 

You will be joining Solihull MBC at a very challenging but exciting time as we embark on delivering our Digital Transformation Programme of which includes Office 365, Oracle E-Business migration and Smarter Ways Of Working initiative.  With all this going on, and as ever, it is essential that we keep our ICT running at the highest efficiency, while making sure services are kept highly available, secure, and sustainable for the future.

This is a significant role within the ICT Infrastructure team; you will work with key stakeholders and colleagues across the organisation to ensure that all Solihull ICT services are well supported and under-pinned by a solid ICT Infrastructure.  The physical server estate is HP BL and DL servers, these either host specific applications, or hypervisor hosts.  The hypervisors predominately run Hyper-V, alongside VMWare, Oracle VM, and XenServer.  The servers are mostly Microsoft Windows running within Active-Directory, we also support Oracle Linux for our Oracle DBs and Applications.  Dell EMC Unity makes up for most of our tier 1 and 2 storage fabric, with several NexSAN NAS devices for lower tier requirements.

To be successful in the role you will be a proactive and hands-on specialist; a team player who will work collaboratively and use your technical expertise, previous experience and detailed understanding of ICT Infrastructure to deliver key projects, coupled with good interpersonal and technical ICT problem solving skills.

In return, working for Solihull offers you the opportunity to develop your professional skills and experience with the challenge and variety that supporting public services provides.  We can also offer employees an inclusive and supportive team environment, together with a range of flexible and agile working options, attractive staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

To apply (by CV and supporting statement) please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Jason Pease, Infrastructure Lead, by email at jpease@solihull.gov.uk  

Interviews will take place via a video conferencing platform, week commencing 9 August 2021.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required.

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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