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IT Infrastructure Engineer

Reporting to: Infrastructure Manager
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: between £44,774 and £59,437 per annum dependent on skills and experience, with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Sunday 3 October 2021

Job ref: 109083

TPR grade: 8 - TDD

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK. We work with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement.

We have a fantastic office located in the heart of Brighton that is a short distance from the train station, shops and the sea.

We put our 700+ employees first by supporting flexible working and offering a diverse, lively and inclusive environment. This includes LGBT+ Network (PROUD), Women’s Network, BAME Network (ME) and a Disability Network, which offer supportive spaces to connect with like-minded individuals.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work. We do all we can to support our people reach their full potential with training, secondment and development opportunities.

Role

The IT Infrastructure Engineer is part of the Infrastructure Team within the Corporate Services Directorate. This role is responsible for the administration, development and support of TPR’s IT Infrastructure in Azure cloud and on premise.

The role will provide administration and support of BAU operations and technical support of strategic projects. Primary focus areas will include:

  • Microsoft Azure: Supporting and developing Windows servers in Azure (IaaS) and Azure PaaS services
  • Configuration of Microsoft 365 services including Exchange Online
  • Supporting other 3rd party solutions including Forcepoint, Mimecast and McAfee EPO

Responsibilities

  • Deliver and maintain the technical infrastructure that underpins operational services.
  • Ensure tasks and support incidents are prioritised and resolved in accordance with business requirements.
  • Provide technical subject matter expert resources for business projects.

Essential and desirable criteria

Essential

  • Strong experience of developing and supporting Microsoft servers and enterprise core services (Active Directory, Exchange etc) as well as Azure deployments of these services.
  • Supporting other Azure platform components and associated troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrable experience deploying enterprise workloads to Azure with appropriate controls around backups, DR, monitoring and alerting.

Desirable

  • Azure certifications (Azure AZ104 certification or higher).
  • Proficiency with PowerShell.
  • ITIL V3/V4 Foundation certified with experience of working within OSA, SLA, Change Control.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Enterprise software products and services including licensing.

Person specification

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to prioritise and use initiative.
  • Personable and a team player.

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary between £44,774 and £59,437, we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an excellent office location in Brighton

How to apply

Please send your CV and a written statement to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk quoting ref 109083 with details of how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria and details of your notice period.

We provide an exciting, supportive and flexible working environment, and are committed to helping our people meet their full potential.

TPR is an inclusive employer and offers equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. TPR welcomes applications from the BME and LGBT communities who are currently under represented at TPR.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please be aware we are currently holding interviews through TEAMS due to COVID-19.

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.