Senior High-Performance Computing (HPC) IT Support Specialist
Location: Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
Our client, a global leader in geoscience technology, is seeking an experienced Senior HPC IT Support Specialist to join their dynamic team in Llandudno. In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in providing senior-level applications support for their data centers. Your responsibilities will span from installing and configuring applications to troubleshooting issues, both for internal and third-party applications and databases in Linux and Windows environments.
Comprehensive Support: Provide advanced support for Windows applications, demonstrate strong knowledge of Active Directory, and handle Windows Server installation and administration.
Diverse Technical Expertise: Gain hands-on experience in Linux installation and administration, exhibit proficiency in virtualization technologies (preferably Nutanix), and showcase extensive database installation and administration skills.
Networking Acumen: Demonstrate an excellent understanding of IP networking, DNS, DHCP, and firewalling concepts.
Infrastructure Maintenance: Utilize your hardware maintenance expertise for servers, storage, CPUs, and ensure a deep understanding of data backup concepts.
Project Management: Manage project deadlines effectively, applying your experience with Agile project management.
Problem Solving: Exhibit strong problem-solving skills with a methodical approach to your work, fostering an enthusiastic attitude towards learning.
Collaborative Leadership: As a Senior IT Support Specialist, lead the innovation and development of new technologies, mentor team members, and contribute to the automation and analysis of problem resolution.
Cloud Technology: Embrace responsibilities related to cloud technology, showcasing your adaptability to new challenges and changes in direction.
Qualifications and Skills:
Extensive support skills for Windows applications, strong knowledge of Active Directory, and Windows Server installation and administration.
Experience with Microsoft SCCM packaging, hands-on experience with Linux installation and administration.
Good knowledge of virtualization technologies and solutions, with Nutanix experience preferred.
Extensive experience with database installation and administration.
Excellent understanding of IP networking, DNS, DHCP, and firewalling concepts.
Hardware maintenance experience (servers, storage, CPUs), understanding of data backup concepts.
Experience with Agile project management, strong problem-solving skills, and a methodical approach to work.
Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction.
Ability to define and manage project deadlines, excellent communication skills.
Scripting and automation skills (Windows and/or Linux).
Cloud administration experience.
ITIL Foundation level certification.
Knowledge of one or more of the following: Ansible, OpenStack, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Docker, etc.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program.
Company pension with a generous employer contribution.
Wellbeing Unmind app - puts you in control of your mental health.
A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
Cycle purchase scheme.
Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs.
Flexible Working - through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working.
Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
Buy & Sell Holiday Programme - you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday, or even save it up!
Relaxed dress code policy.
Learning and Development: (Details can be provided based on specific information available.)
Join a collaborative and innovative team dedicated to solving the world's most complex challenges through cutting-edge technology. Apply now!