Infrastructure Engineer - Linux - Enhanced DV

  • Job Reference: 000539
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2020
  • Employer: Roke
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About Roke

Roke is a world-class technology and engineering consultancy. Roke delivers advanced research, development services and products to high profile customers who come to Roke with varied and challenging problems to solve.  

The Service organisation within the National Security (NS) Business Unit is organised into Service Lines, and we follow a process framework based on ITIL practices.  Our focus is on operating and governing the delivery of services to our customers to the right quality, cost, and performance.  The Second Line Engineer plays a critical role in operating the service, providing proactive and reactive support according to incident, request, problem, and change management processes, working directly with the customer and the technologies driving the service, to deliver, maintain, and improve.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

We are looking for an infrastructure engineer to support a bespoke data collection system for a client based in London.    The system forms part of the critical national infrastructure making this a high profile role.  You will be responsible for designing and implementing changes to the system as well as its day to day operation.  You will be responsible for liaising with third party suppliers and organisation both at technical level and a senior stakeholder level.

Primary Job Purpose
  • To provide day-to-day operational support, request fulfilment, and proactive management of technical services provided to the customer
  • Act as a main point of customer engagement for technical requests and issues, change planning and implementation
  • Triage and diagnose incidents, determining and enacting resolution/fix, root cause analysis and documentation
  • Plan, risk assess, and execute against requests, technical changes, and proactive management (patching, updates, testing and implementing planned changes) required

Key Responsibilities
  • Customer and stakeholder management.
  • Implement fixes where a known solution or workaround exists
  • Design and implement changes to the system.
  • Perform planned work tasks and maintenance on solutions, configuration changes, and release/deployments.
  • Provide knowledge base / known error DB updates (documenting and providing updates to colleagues and customers 
  • Initiate and support continual service improvement through identification of opportunities and ownership of activities to effect positive change
  • Always fully comply with Roke’s policies and procedures.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties, commensurate with the job holder’s experience and qualifications, as may be required for the smooth operation of the business.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with access controls, information security management, and configuration management processes.
  • Support effective service validation and testing 
  • Conduct equipment installations

Education and Qualifications
  • HND in a science or engineering subject or equivalent industry experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Previous experience with relevant technologies:

  • Network: routing and switching (CCNA preferred)    
  • Network: security and firewalls 
  • Operating Systems: Linux
  • Scripting: Python or Bash    
  • SQL    
  • Previous IT service or support experience desirable.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role desirable.
  • Personal Attributes, Values and Competencies    
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Customer Service and quality orientated
  • Ability to work to defined procedures and performance KPIs
  • Excellent attention to detail

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment. 

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Security Information 

​​​​​​​Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be holding current Enhanced DV. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see  High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application.