Wintel Engineer

Wintel Engineer

£450-500/day

Location: Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2QA

Comvergent Recruitment are seeking an experienced Wintel Specialist for a major telecommunications client based in Winchester.
The Wintel Specialist will support infrastructure and platforms ranging from BAU, break/fix, service improvements and project implementation including design input and potentially working with 3rd party suppliers and contractors to ensure that specifications and standards meet. The requirement will mainly be around Microsoft Server patching as well as the usual list of requirements below.
Wintel Specialist skills and experience needed;

  • Windows Server/Desktop OS Expert(MCP or MCSA/MCSE)
  • VMware Horizon & experience in VDI infrastructures
  • VMware vSphere (5,5.5, 6.0)
  • VMware Horizon View (5,6,7)
  • AD management(any experience with RBAC would be a bonus)
  • Group Policy
  • Experience working on CSI compliance and remediating issues.
  • EMC networker Client
  • Windows Cluster experience(File and Database)
  • Centrify

Linux / Unix Specialist – RHEL

Linux / Unix Specialist – RHEL
Based: Winchester, Hampshire
£475 per day

Comvergent Recruitment are seeking a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Engineer to join up with a Smart Metering BAU team in Winchester to cover incidents, work orders and small projects.
Linux / Unix Specialist – RHEL would be responsible for;

  • 2nd / 3rd line support of Red Hat Server estate and services
  • Respond to faults and service outages and complete corrective maintenance
  • Support on going patch management of Linux/Unix infrastructure
  • To represent IT as a subject matter expert for Linux/Unix related technologies

Background from Linux / Unix Specialist – RHEL;

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Have SC clearance or eligible for clearance
  • Posix operating systems (Redhat Linux 5/6/7, AIX4/5/6)
  • Linux/Unix servers (IBM pSeries, IBM iSeries)
  • Redhat Satellite v5/6/7
  • Linux automation tools (Puppet/Ansible/Chef) in order of preference
  • VMware vSphere (All Versions) and virtual machine principals
  • Excellent scripting/automation exposure

Data Centre Engineer

Data Centre Engineer
Location: Farnborough

Start Date: August 2018 (11 month contract available)

Data Centre Engineer responsibilities;

* Provide first point of contact into Operations for staff with technical issues supporting installation and deployment of new hardware in Data Centre
* Identify and troubleshoot failure diagnostics and perform initial maintenance.
* Ensure regular reporting service performance and quality metrics (Trouble Tickets managed within SLA’s and priority).
* Own customer issues through to resolution and escalate to the next level of support or management when required
* Logging of faults
* Keeping Equipment asset reports accurate
* Providing business updates to customers on a daily basis through conference calls and reporting.
* Provide cover for 2nd Line support where required

Experience:
* 1+ year Server Maintenance or Linux system maintenance

Data Centre Engineer skills and experience required;

* Have the knowledge of networking and server- Cisco or Huawei certification is preferred
* Must be able to work on rotational shift (nights and days)
* Proficient in the use of fault management systems and MS Office tools.
* Cisco or Huawei networking certifications desirable
* Exposure to a Data Centre working environment would be beneficial as would a Data Centre certification or qualification
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Demonstrate ability to prioritise and manage tasks pressure
* Excellent customer service skills.
* Tencent tracking system knowledge would be beneficial but training is provided

Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Location: Newbury (then Reading late 2018)

Contract Duration: Until Jan 2019 (with opportunities for extension)

Summary

Our client, one of the largest telecommunication companies with a brand recognised worldwide, are seeking a talented data scientist to join their team on a contract basis working from their offices in Newbury (with a move to their new offices in Reading scheduled later in the year)

This role is a brilliant opportunity to get involved with a giant in telecommunications and expand your skillset working in a varied and exciting role.

Skills Profile:

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Strong skills in Data Science, Data Analytics and Data Visualization.
  • Experience with data visualization and dashboard creation
  • Machine Learning and Statistics, techniques such as Linear/Logistic Regression, Bagging, Bayesian model, Neural Networks, Random forest, Gradient boosting, Hyperparameter optimization techniques etc.
  • Ability to build and nurture internal and external communities
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to acquire new knowledge and apply it in the job
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent Presentation skills, including the use of Powerpoint.
  • Creativity and ability to formulate problems and solve them independently
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, i.e., working with complex multiple stakeholder local, global, and other partners in a multi-culture, global matrix organization with sensitivity and persistence.
  • Ability to develop and drive new ways of working, to produce deliverables in a more efficient way
  • Conducting data mining
  • Building predictive models
  • Employ sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning, and statistical methods to prepare data for use in predictive and prescriptive modelling
  • Drawing key insights to drive critical decision making
  • Discover the best methods of integrating data from several different sources and formats for use in analyses
  • Explore new data sources and determine how best to use the data in advanced analyses
  • Be intellectually curious and enjoy learning
  • Prepare and clean data for use in advanced analysis
  • Communicate and liaise between the Technical, Process, and Business Teams to ensure solutions and conclusions are based on real data
  • Drive ground-breaking change in moving the company to a data-driven decision making business
  • Identify, extract, and integrate data sets ranging in size from spreadsheets to big data

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Telecoms or IT Operational experience
  • Experience certifying MI MOOCS is desirable but not essential
  • Applications/Domain-knowledge in Telecommunication and/or IoT is desirable but not essential
  • MSc/BSc in Computer Science or Data Science or Statistics or Mathematics
  • BS, MS, in Computer Science, Data Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related field
  • Statistics knowledge, e.g.: descriptive analysis and supervised and unsupervised analysis
  • Programming skills in various languages with proficiency in Python and/or C++
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of current state of the art machine learning frameworks such as Scikit-Learn, Keras, TensorFlow and Spark, etc.

This role would be ideally suited to skilled; data scientists, data analysts, quality & performance managers or customer insight analysts looking for a new role within telecoms.

So if the role matches what you’re looking for, take the next step in your career and apply now!

2nd line support Engineer (Mandarin Speaking)

2nd Line Support Engineer (Must be able to speak Mandarin)
Location: Woking GU21

We are seeking a skilled 2nd line engineer who is comfortable with leading a team and a confident communicator in both English and Mandarin. This is an opportunity to work for some of the worlds biggest, multinational IT companies on a large scale datacentre rollout project, with a potential tenure of 2 years.

Description
* Act as service escalation point
* 2nd line technical support on server deployment and maintenance issues
* Training 1st line engineers; technical and processes
* Ensure ticket issues remain inside customer SLA
* Shift arrangement with 1st line engineers
* Provide out of hours on-call and call-out support in Emergency service requirements

Education:
* Educated to Degree level or relevant working experience

Experience:
* 3+ year Server Maintenance or Linux system maintenance
* Previous 2nd line or Line Management responsibilities in IT maintenance environment / Data Center

Skills and Experience;
* Have the knowledge of networking and server – Cisco or Huawei certification is preferred
* Able to work on-call
* Proficient in the use of fault management systems and MS Office tools.
* Exposure to a Data Center working environment
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Mandarin language skills are essential
* Demonstrate ability to prioritise and manage tasks pressure
* Tencent tracking system knowledge would be beneficial but training is provided

Additional Notes:
* On the job training provided
* Must be able to drive to site as there are little public transport links

Linux/Unix Specialist (Security Cleared)

Linux/Unix Specialist (Must have Security Clearance)

Location: Winchester

Start Date: ASAP

Day Rate: £450-500

Role Responsibilities:

Responsible for the support of the Clients Linux/Unix infrastructure and platforms ranging from BAU, break/fix, service improvements and project implementation including design input and potentially working with 3rd party suppliers and contractors to ensure that specifications and standards meet Client requirements. They will also be required to take on SME status for key technologies depending on their skillset.

Activities will include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to faults and service outages and complete corrective maintenance in line with Client standards policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of operating policies, processes and procedures
  • Support on going patch management of Linux/Unix infrastructure
  • Implement upgrades and modifications to existing systems and networks
  • To represent IT as a subject matter expert for Linux/Unix related technologies across Client

There is a requirement to participate in the duty engineers on-call 24/7 rota.
The successful candidate may need to undertake travel throughout the UK with the possibility of overnight stays away from home for short periods of time.

Professional or Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree/equivalent or minimum of 5 years equivalent industry/leadership experience
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer – RHCE
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Puppet/Ansible/Chef demonstrable experience
  • Have or is eligible for SC Clearance

Technical Knowledge:

Essential:

Exceptional working knowledge of Linux/Unix related infrastructures, this includes but is not limited to:

  • Posix operating systems (Redhat Linux 5/6/7, AIX4/5/6)
  • Linux/Unix servers (IBM pSeries, IBM iSeries)
  • Redhat Satellite v5/6/7
  • Linux automation tools (Puppet/Ansible/Chef) in order of preference
  • VMware vSphere (All Versions) and virtual machine principals
  • Excellent scripting/automation exposure
  • Experience in design architecture and documentation (HLD’s & LLD’s)
  • Experience of managing a complex licensing agreement in order to maintain relevant compliance
  • Strong understanding of security principals use or certificates and secure communications

Desirable:

  • Strong understanding of network fundamentals
  • Extensive knowledge of Cloud Based Technologies such as AWS and Azure
  • Experience of working within an ITIL aligned environment
  • Knowledge of JBoss EAP/Fuse, PostgreSQL, and Splunk deployments.

1st Line Support Engineer

1st Line Support Engineer
Location: Slough, Berkshire

Description
* Provide first point of contact into Operations for staff with technical issues supporting installation and deployment of new hardware
* Identify and troubleshoot failure diagnostics and perform initial maintenance.
* Ensure regular reporting service performance and quality metrics (Trouble Tickets managed within SLA’s and priority).
* Own customer issues through to resolution and escalate to the next level of support or management when required
* Logging of faults
* Keeping Equipment asset reports accurate
* Providing business updates to customers on a daily basis through conference calls and reporting.
* Provide cover for 2nd Line support where required

Education:
* Educated to Degree level or relevant working experience

Experience:
* 1+ year Server Maintenance or Linux system maintenance

Skills and Experience;
* Have the knowledge of networking and server- Cisco or Huawei certification is preferred
* Must be able to work on rotational night shifts
* Proficient in the use of fault management systems and MS Office tools.
* Cisco or Huawei networking certifications desirable
* Exposure to a Data Center working environment would be beneficial
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Mandarin language skills are advantageous but not essential
* Demonstrate ability to prioritise and manage tasks pressure
* Excellent customer service skills.
* Tencent tracking system knowledge would be beneficial but training is provided

Additional Notes:
* On the job training provided
* Must be able to drive to site as there are little public transport links

Mitel Telecoms Engineer

Mitel Telecoms Engineer
Chester, UK.

A well established telecommunication service provider are looking for a skilled Mitel Telecoms Engineer to join their growing engineering team.

The Mitel Telecoms Engineer will be working for a business which is increasingly involved in:

  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Hosted PBX
  • Unified Communications (UC) products to build, deploy, and scale enterprise communications systems.
  • Helpdesk Support, so certain days will be office based.

The Mitel Telecoms Engineer should have the following skills experience:

  • Extensive previous experience with Mitel 5000 and or the Mitel 3300
  • Accreditations / Certifications: Mitel MCA OR Mitel MCP , Phone Manager and Understanding Sip Protocol
  • Optional knowledge of MBG or MiCollab an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills

Key: Installation, Maintenance, Diagnostics, Support, Mitel 5000, MIVoice Office, Cat5 and or Cat6 cabling, Avaya, IP, VOIP, Chester, Cheshire, North-Wales, Wrexham, Liverpool, Wirral, Northwich. Deeside, CH4, SIP trunk, Mitel 3300, MiCC, IVR, MiVB, Mitel 250