Storage & Virtualisation Engineer - JRN 20800
 

The Role:
Salary Banding: From £26,244 – To £31,725
Location: Base Location Ponteland, including Home Working

A team of 2 Storage and virtualisation Engineers are employed by Northumbria Police ICT to provide implementation, support and maintenance services for its Storage and & virtualisation estate.

ICT are looking to increase the strength and resilience of the current team and want to recruit an experienced and talented Storage & Virtualisation engineer. You will have a passion to deliver outstanding customer service, have an aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting and will embrace an environment of continual change and process improvement. 

What skills and experience do I need?

Experience in administrating Virtual (VMWare) and Corporate Storage, environments.
A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have relevant experience.
Microsoft Server and Windows 10 Operating system experience
Linux experience would be beneficial but not essential
Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
Good planning, administrative and organisational skills.
Good interpersonal and team working skills.

What will I be doing?

You will be ensuring that the VMware and storage infrastructure is performant, and any issues are discussed with stakeholders in a timely and consistent manner. 
You will be performing regular patching and maintenance of the VMware, SAN and scale-out NAS storage clusters.  
Undertake installation and configuration of new storage and virtual systems within the agreed time scales, to the correct standards. 
Participate in 2nd line support for VMware and Storage systems, communicating with system owners, customers and 3rd party support.
There will be a requirement to participate in a 24x7 365 day, On-Call rota.

For further information please see the role profile: Storage & Virtualisation Engineer 

Benefits:
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer the following benefits:  

• 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  
• A very competitive pension scheme
• Flexibility in relation to home working
• A flexible approach to working your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life 
• Childcare vouchers
• Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card

And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

All job offers with Northumbria Police are subject to pre-employment checks.  These are made up of vetting, medical and references.

In order to satisfy the vetting requirements, you must have been a resident of the UK for a minimum of 3 years.
 
Contact Details:
To discuss the position in more detail ahead of making an application, contact Paul Smith, Infrastructure Services Manager, by email at paul.smith2@northumbria.police.uk. 

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, get in touch with the Talent Acquisition Team at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Career Graded Post
Area Command/Department
ICT Department
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
N/A
 
The Role:
Salary Banding: From £26,244 – To £31,725
Location: Base Location Ponteland, including Home Working

A team of 2 Storage and virtualisation Engineers are employed by Northumbria Police ICT to provide implementation, support and maintenance services for its Storage and & virtualisation estate.

ICT are looking to increase the strength and resilience of the current team and want to recruit an experienced and talented Storage & Virtualisation engineer. You will have a passion to deliver outstanding customer service, have an aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting and will embrace an environment of continual change and process improvement. 

What skills and experience do I need?

Experience in administrating Virtual (VMWare) and Corporate Storage, environments.
A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have relevant experience.
Microsoft Server and Windows 10 Operating system experience
Linux experience would be beneficial but not essential
Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
Good planning, administrative and organisational skills.
Good interpersonal and team working skills.

What will I be doing?

You will be ensuring that the VMware and storage infrastructure is performant, and any issues are discussed with stakeholders in a timely and consistent manner. 
You will be performing regular patching and maintenance of the VMware, SAN and scale-out NAS storage clusters.  
Undertake installation and configuration of new storage and virtual systems within the agreed time scales, to the correct standards. 
Participate in 2nd line support for VMware and Storage systems, communicating with system owners, customers and 3rd party support.
There will be a requirement to participate in a 24x7 365 day, On-Call rota.

For further information please see the role profile: Storage & Virtualisation Engineer 

Benefits:
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer the following benefits:  

• 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  
• A very competitive pension scheme
• Flexibility in relation to home working
• A flexible approach to working your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life 
• Childcare vouchers
• Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card

And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV)

All job offers with Northumbria Police are subject to pre-employment checks.  These are made up of vetting, medical and references.

In order to satisfy the vetting requirements, you must have been a resident of the UK for a minimum of 3 years.
 
Contact Details:
To discuss the position in more detail ahead of making an application, contact Paul Smith, Infrastructure Services Manager, by email at paul.smith2@northumbria.police.uk. 

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, get in touch with the Talent Acquisition Team at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone