Infrastructure Engineer Leeds (North) – Azure (global org) REF 1012

September 13, 2023
Horsforth, Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
Work Hours
IT Infrastructure development
Microsoft or Azure or Cloud or Security
Azure and global OnPrem
Contact number
0113 299 0570
25 days + BH, Life, health, child vouch, gym membership, pension, buy/sell leave
Additional Benefits
Health plan, positive place of work; monthly socials, Xmas Party + Summer BBQ
West Yorkshire


Infrastructure Engineers (Azure focused or standard)

We are looking to recruit an IT Infrastructure Specialist to work within the Infrastructure team to develop, maintain and support the global IT Infrastructure supporting 9,000+ staff and 100+ locations.

This position entails support and development of the company’s global infrastructure. Key components include, servers, the wide area and local networks, Wifi, Windows desktop, unified communications and cloud (M365, Azure AD, OneDrive, Azure Arc, EndPoint Manager and Defender ATP). Focusing on the user experience and security.


You will be required to proactively improve, optimise, converge, and develop the infrastructure with future capacity in mind, managing multiple projects and responsibilities. You will be required to provide advice and guidance on maintaining the cloud, server, network and security environments, to plan and instigate hardware and software upgrades as required, and to ensure that planned processes have been completed satisfactorily.


SOX control responsibilities may be part of this role, which are to be adhered to where applicable .



Principal Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Monitor, support and maintain the global on-premise and cloud
  • Manage the ongoing global migration from on-premise IT infrastructure into a cloud managed
  • Develop, manage, and implement infrastructure projects to deliver business wide
  • Respond to 2nd / 3rd line Help Desk calls and manage such items through to resolution and other regular support activities and provide technical cover and
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance checks, check logs and servers to ensure they are properly patched and implement corrective actions to resolve any
  • Manage the security and integrity of data and IT Educating staff on good working practices.
  • Management of external suppliers and support agencies for the ongoing support and maintenance of the global infrastructure
  • Take ownership to ensure that all work and changes are performed in such a way as to minimise all disruption to existing business
  • Be proactive in designing and documenting infrastructure processes, procedures, and standards and to maintain or prepare system and software documentation as
  • To ensure that technology is used, managed, and supported
  • Establish working guidelines and document processes for the design and management of the



networked applications across the business.

  • Work with the Global IT team and collaborate on any global initiatives and
  • Manage the technical aspects of office moves and
  • Testing and rolling out updates to software with a particular emphasis on security
  • Ensuring that adequate backups of data are kept both on and off site and that backup and restore processes are regularly

Duties will vary and be revised due to the nature of the IT environment (above is a guide and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities).


Essential Skills:

  • Enterprise working knowledge and support of the Microsoft 365 environment and Admin centre (Microsoft cloud technologies, M365, AzureAD, Defender ATP, EndPoint Manager, OneDrive, etc).
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Technologies, Windows Servers (2012, 2016 & 2019) Active Directory and Group
  • Comprehensive Experience with VMWare, vCentre, &
  • Good understanding of Storage, SAN, NAS & Backup
  • All round IT infrastructure specialist with at least 3 years hands-on

Additional Desirables:

  • Hands-on experience of installing, supporting and managing NetApp Storage
  • Azure cloud landing zones, networking &
  • Extensive knowledge of IP, WAN, LAN (HPE servers & Aruba Switches) & Wifi Networking, specifically
  • Experience of Druva Cloud, Veritas Backup Exec and Veeam Backup
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft EndPoint Management solutions (Defender, InTune,)
  • Implementation and management of Active Directory/Group Policy management within a corporate
  • Management of Zabbix & SolarWinds Patch
  • Previous experience of working in an IT project environment, with active involvement within a managed
  • Implementation and management of web technologies, for example IIS, .NET, SSL-VPN, token authentication,
  • Previous experience of IT integration projects covering email environment, file access, domain membership & user
  • Good working knowledge of firewall and security

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