Wintel Specialist (Security Cleared)

Wintel Specialist (Security Cleared)

Location: Winchester

Contract Day Rate: £500

Contract Duration: 2 Months (Until Nov 30 with potential for extension)

Start Date: ASAP

Our client, a leader in broadcast and communications infrastructure in Winchester are seeking a skilled, security cleared Wintel Specialist to drop in and assist with a major project currently ongoing within the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for the support of the Client’s Wintel infrastructure and platforms ranging from BAU, break/fix, service improvements and project implementation including design input.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Install, test, analyse, troubleshoot and modify new equipment/solutions to achieve maximum performance and availability
  • Provide technical expertise in the development and deployment of service infrastructure, driving improved technical and service performance
  • Design and drive processes to facilitate smooth and seamless deployment of new services
  • Supervise the delivery of 3rd party suppliers and contractors to ensure that delivery specifications and standards meet Arqiva requirements
  • Standardise equipment to minimise disruption and achieve straightforward integration with existing networks/infrastructure
  • Document engineering build procedures and contribute to the continuous improvement of policies, processes and procedures
  • Contribute to accurate forecasting and capacity management
  • Provide technical leadership within the team, sharing knowledge and skills and providing mentoring support to engineers and technicians
  • Adopt the role of Design Authority (DA) in area of expertise to ensure the delivery of the end to end customer solution and for less complex projects Lead Design Authority (LDA)
  • Undertake travel throughout the UK with the possibility of overnight stays away from home for short periods of time when required by the business.
  • Participate in the duty engineers on-call 24/7 rota when required.

Sklls & Qualification Requirements:

  • Exceptional working knowledge of Server and Database infrastructure, this includes:
  • Windows Server based operating systems (2003, 2008, 2012,2016)
  • Active Directory infrastructures (2003, 2008, 2012,2016)
  • Exchange infrastructures (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)
  • Microsoft O365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint, Yammer, Skype etc)
  • VMware vSphere (5,5.5, 6.0)
  • VMware Horizon View (5,6,7)
  • Cloud Based Technologies such as AWS and Azure
  • Automation technologies such as VMware vRealize Cloud
  • Desktop client infrastructure and image creation (SCCM)
  • Anti-virus platforms such as McAfee
  • MDM solutions such as AirWatch and/or Mobile Iron.
  • PKI infrastructure & Citrix infrastructure
  • Excellent PowerShell and scripting/automation exposure
  • Exceptional experience of supporting complex IT platforms
  • Exceptional experience of building, configuring and deploying complex designs
  • Experience in design architecture and documentation (HLD’s & LLD’s)
  • Experience of managing a complex licensing agreement in order to maintain relevant compliance

Candidates will also need to have valid Security Clearance. Applications with lapsed or no Security Clearance unfortunately cannot be considered at this time.

If you’d like the opportunity to sink your teeth into a new and challenging role such as this then click Apply today!

Test Manager (performance Testing)

Job Title – Test Manager (Performance Testing)

Location – Reading, Berkshire

Job Role:

our client requires an experienced Performance test Manager to develop a set of automated tests and a way to store and visualise the gathered data for history and regression purposes of the smart metering solution they have developed

The objective is to design and develop a set of high-level, automated performance tests for specific parts of the system/application according to the requirement specification as well as a system for storing and displaying the gathered performance data.

Building an architecture that handles test execution, data storing and visualisation automatically, can easily be done by using only open-source tools and technologies. Objective is by doing constant performance monitoring, the chances of uncovering new software bugs and regressions will highly increase.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Translates Non-functional requirements into performance test cases and JMeter scripts.
  • Develop and execute performance test plans and scripts.
  • Assists in identifying and documenting performance issues across applications.
  • Initiative and proven ability to independently work on projects to completion.
  • Evaluates the performance of the provided solution, service or product against agreed acceptance criteria.
  • Implements and sustains continuous process improvements.
  • Detailed knowledge on analysing functional and non-functional requirements for testability.
  • Lead test modules preparation and acceptance test
  • Identify and drive improvements
  • Prepare Performance test reports


  • Hands on experience (5 to 8 years minimum) in Performance testing with JMeter and HP Load Runner as additional tool experience.
  • Knowledge of methods, tools, and technology used in software testing.
  • Knowledge and use of quality management methods, tools, and technology used to create and support defect-free, application software that meets the needs of the client/business partner.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles, processes, phases and roles of application development methodologies.
  • Knowledge of primary database engines with a demonstrated ability to write complex queries to be used for data validation and troubleshooting
  • Have ability to Identify the performance testing requirements and ability to document the performance test scenarios based on the SLAs and benchmarks.
  • Good exposure to designing, developing, executing and maintaining Performance test suites for different systems using JMeter or open source performance/load testing tool.
  • Responsible to run performance test execution along with interaction with project team, perform test data management, collaborate with developers, build and support teams to conduct Performance testing.
  • Participate in Performance engineering initiative to ensure system performance by validating stability, scalability, reliability, latency, response time etc. of different smart meter network applications.
  • Define and document standard Performance Testing process as a part of the TMMI methodology.
  • ISTQB Certification
  • Certification on JMeter/HP LoadRunner