Company: Cammach Bryant
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: United Kingdom


Our client is looking for an IT Systems Architect and Infrastructure Manager for a contract position, located in Aberdeen.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as a lead IT Technical Expert and IT Architect
  • Lead the design of new system or business requirements on behalf of the IS Team
  • Lead and mentor team members under their management and ensure tasks are carried out as required
  • Work as part of a team of IT technical experts to provide IT infrastructure services and support to the business.
  • Provides a range of professional IT Services for onshore and offshore oil and gas locations
  • Provide support to the wider business in partnership with other teams as part of the global Information Systems organisation
  • Management of the IT Operation Change Control Budget
  • Act as delegated lead as required for the Head of IS Services and Operations

Service and systems management:

  • Design, Document, Configure and Manage relevant IT infrastructure, which could include high capacity/high performance disk units, technical workstations, virtual server environments, thin client, cloud environments
  • Manage environments designed to provide service resilience, e.g. offsite DR environments
  • Participate in proactive capacity management and Key Risk Indicator reporting and reviews
  • Lead Infrastructure Technical Workshops, Workstreams and IS Projects
  • Implement technical controls activities such as regular system patching and backup
  • Support of and design of infrastructure environments and associated applications (these could be onshore or offshore rig/platform environments)
  • Engage with the business to assess customer satisfaction and proactively manage requirements
  • Comply with SE IT procedures - e.g. for logging of service calls and change control for systems and application changes
  • Participate in Change review meetings to ensure smooth management of changes and releases
  • Installation and administration of offshore communications and IT network environments, such as offshore clients and servers running drilling reporting and logging software
  • Administration of systems required as a result of any review of systems or acquisition of assets
  • Installation and operation of an effective backup and recovery regime
  • Manage technical project delivery as required

User support

  • Build strong relationships with and gain the trust of business customers, providing advice and guidance to maximise technology potential
  • Respond to requests for support according to agreed SLAs as a minimum and in line with IS policy and procedures
  • Ensure users and other interested parties are kept informed of progress and that corrective action is taken to avoid delays
  • Use service management software for handling requests, incidents, problems and changes
  • Escalation of calls internally or externally to service teams and other suppliers

Other activities

  • Work closely with other IS teams to ensure that issues are owned and effectively escalated
  • Work with the business and the wider IS team to uphold and develop standards for IT systems and applications
  • Liaise with third parties and suppliers as required to establish new services and review existing services
  • Maintain an accurate record of infrastructure assets
  • Obtain quotes for relevant infrastructure hardware and software for procurement
  • Work within and manage the IS Operations Infrastructure Change budget

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant technical subject or equivalent experience
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification
  • Microsoft certifications e.g. MSCP/MSCE relevant to technologies utilised
  • UK BOIET Offshore Survival certified
  • Proven track record of working as an interface to business customers
  • Experience of technical application environments
  • Significant experience of delivery of managing complex IT systems environments preferably in an Oil and Gas context

Management and configuration of Enterprise-wide technical Infrastructure environments including:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Stack
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft SQL Server in Azure SQL
  • Microsoft Exchange inc Exchange Online
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise suite
  • Microsoft Security Center
  • Active Directory and Azure Active Directory
  • Enterprise data storage (incl. Netapp and EMC Isilon)
  • Citrix, Virtual Desktop and Apps
  • Backup technologies including Veeam
  • Hyperconverged environments
  • VMWare Virtualisation
  • Integration of Cloud services and environments

 

  • Knowledge of Business Continuity concepts and Disaster recovery planning
  • Ability to develop strong and cooperative relationships with IS colleagues, customers, service providers and other professionals
  • Well organised with the ability to effectively prioritise work in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • A systematic, disciplined and analytical approach
  • IS Security management
  • Mainly Office based, with some work on industrial locations such as gas terminals and offshore rigs and platforms
  • Travel to Morecambe Hub locations and occasional travel to other UK and international locations.