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Infrastructure Operations Engineer (Hosting)

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Recruiter: Health and Safety Executive
Listed on: 9th November
Location: Bootle, Buxton, Leeds, London, Sheffield, York
Salary/Rate: £31,663 - £35,906
Salary Notes: plus if based in London an additional £4,378 London Weighting Allowance
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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About HSE

At the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), we believe everyone has the right to come home safe and well from their job. We use world-leading science to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. We don't just inspect and investigate we also provide advice and training to organisations. All this together means we help keep people safe, boost productivity, support the UK economy and contribute to a fairer society.

About ITF

Core to all of HSE's work is the data, information and knowledge that we have gathered and developed, and which is used to support our field force of inspectors, scientists and policy makers. Information Technology plays a vital role in assuring that HSE staff have the right information, in the right place and at the right time.

Utilising Mobile Device Management technologies to deploy, build and control smart phones, tablets and laptops, HSE has been a leading government department at the forefront of innovative remote working solutions and is continuously looking at how to better support its 1500 inspectors and visiting officers in the field.

Newly refreshed server and data storage solutions, are securely hosted in modern commercial data centres and monitored by HSE's Security Operations Centre. Using industry-leading components, management tools and software, the data centres have undergone significant investment in recent years to ensure that services are reliable and robust.

HSE is now developing on a roadmap to replace its core business systems. Major digital services programmes are underway, operating with the guidance of the Government Digital Service's service manual and TCOP, to redesign how HSE delivers its work and how new technologies can improve operational processes. Collaboration and IoT are integral to HSE's future, supporting remote inspections and compliance monitoring.

The role

You will deliver crucial support that helps us manage our hosting estate. This means making sure our data centres, servers, data storage, core switches and other technologies stay available and perform to a high standard.

You will monitor all the technologies in our suite, investigating incidents, resolving problems and developing and applying changes. Upgrading technology and finding new ways to improve our capabilities are both essential parts of your work. You will also play a key role in keeping us secure from cyber attacks and unauthorised loss.

This is a challenge that will stretch your capabilities to the full. As well as testing your technological knowledge, it will also call upon your planning and budgeting skills. We'll also look to you to deputise for our Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Hosting).

Your background

We are looking for a strong communicator with a solid background in cloud-based infrastructure (Azure, AWS) and deploying infrastructure as code (IaC). You will be comfortable using Cisco UCS, HPE 3PAR, VMware and Rubrik. A pragmatic decision maker, you will thrive in our innovative culture and pride yourself on adding value and delivering exemplary levels of service.


This is an exciting chance to join a forward-thinking team. With plenty of interesting projects to tackle plus the chance to continue developing your skills, you will have great career progression here. You will also benefit from a generous benefits package, plus lifestyle-friendly working patterns.

Crucially, you will find a genuinely supportive workplace. With the chance to contribute to our technical community, we will encourage you to suggest process improvements and create knowledge articles - so there is great scope to establish yourself as a trusted expert. Furthermore, we strive to be representative of the population that we serve, and as such we are keen to hear from candidates from every background. We run a Disability Confident Scheme for candidates who meet the minimum requirement, and we are also keen to hear from BAME and LGBT+ applicants.

You are required to submit a CV as well as a supporting statement using no more than 500 words describing why you are suitable for this role using the essential criteria.

Closing date: 28 November 2021.