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Engineering Manager - Modern Workplace & Virtualisation

London or York


Salary up to £110k + bonus + competitive pension

Our IT Services department is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge and sustainable infrastructure solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our colleagues. As the Engineering Manager for Modern Workplace & Virtualisation, your role encompasses various responsibilities:

  • Oversight of critical infrastructure elements, including server and storage infrastructure, virtual desktops, and application delivery, with a strong focus on security and performance.
  • Supervision of the Modern Workplace & Virtualisation engineering team.
  • Acting as the Chapter Lead for Modern Workplace & Virtualisation within IT Services, providing guidance and expertise to other teams.
  • Developing and managing technology roadmaps aligned with our overarching IT strategy.
  • Collaborating closely with our procurement and vendor management teams.
  • Working in tandem with architecture communities and review boards.
  • Translating requirements and architectural plans into actionable work packages.
  • Managing infrastructure policies and standards, including capacity planning.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with primary service consumers, offering technical support.
  • Overseeing software licensing and chargeback mechanisms as needed.
  • Prioritizing risk assessment and issue resolution within your domain.
  • Establishing performance metrics to inform decision-making.
  • Ensuring the supportability of services by identifying training needs, maintaining job profiles, and assisting with specialist recruitment.
  • Collaborating with the Heads of Product within IT Services to facilitate the smooth transition of new services.

Essential Skills:

  • Proficiency with enterprise datacenter server hardware, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Windows Server/Client operating systems, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, FSLogix, Microsoft Intune, Application Packaging, Commvault Backup, Pure storage, and Microsoft 365 E5 client technologies.
  • Management experience - for this role you will be leading a team of around 10 people

Advantageous Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with HPE hardware, Brocade FC switches, SolarWinds, Turbonomic, Red Hat Linux, Altiris, Zerto Continuous Data Protection, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, and IGEL Thin Clients.

  • Strong ability to create compelling business cases and engage effectively with senior stakeholders.

  • Exceptional communication skills and a proactive, collaborative approach to knowledge sharing.

  • Over five years of line management experience, demonstrating a track record of engineer development.

  • Proficient in articulating arguments and comfortable working with diverse teams across the organization.

  • Equally skilled in considering consumer perspectives while promoting standardization and cost-efficiency.

  • Self-driven, energetic, and embracing a 'can do' attitude.

  • Takes a comprehensive view of infrastructure services provision, leaving no stone unturned in ensuring fitness for purpose.

  • Committed to continuous process improvement and efficiency, with excellent organization and knowledge management skills.

  • Exceptional at synthesizing disparate information for informed decision-making, even in challenging situations.

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