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Senior Systems Engineer (Based in UK, Richmond, Surrey)

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Exhibitions
REE008XX Requisition #

Job Title:   Senior Systems Engineer


Reports to:   Head of Platform Services


Based at:   Richmond, Surrey, UK


Scope: Platform Services provides hosting services including on premise & co-location WinTel infrastructure and cloud services to the Reed Exhibitions UK business and global programmes. Providing support to the general Infrastructure Teams to meet business needs across Reed Exhibitions, and in conjunction with other parts of Reed Elsevier, either through direct control (Corporate Infrastructure) or by influencing and guiding regional IT teams as appropriate.


Key Responsibilities:


• Managing the AWS Cloud Platform 

o Responsible for maintaining and improving our Cloud hosted applications and services

o Continuous improvement, orchestration and automation of hosted services


• Managing On-Premise Virtualization Platform

o Responsible for maintaining and improving our VMware Platform Globally

o Responsible for Nimble SAN array


• Provide mentoring and technical guidance to team members

o Responsible for providing technical and team leadership


Ideal candidate profile:


Technical Skills:


• Required

o Proven web hosting experience in an enterprise environment – with a focus on AWS

o Solid automation, orchestration and scripting

o Proven experience with Chef, Cloud Formation, Power Shell, Bamboo and cloud technologies

o Proven experience of general infrastructure in medium / large scale enterprise environments

o Microsoft IIS

o Microsoft Active Directory (Multi-domain)

o VMware


• Beneficial

o Nimble SAN, Hyper Converged Networks

o Alert Logic


Personal Skills:


• Proven experience implementing change in a large multinational

• The ability to competently cope with the unexpected

• The ability to make sound decisions quickly in a crisis situation

• The ability to deal with any problems be they familiar or unfamiliar

• Exceptional communications skills at all levels both oral and written

• Excellent interpersonal skills and Team player

• Ability to Lead technical and demonstrator team leading capabilities

• A highly driven and self-motivated individual

• Proven experience in supporting a global user base in a multinational company

• Ability to take on new skills

• Empathy and understanding of other cultures within a support context


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