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Compute Infrastructure Technician
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/20/124609
  • Published: Thu 19/03/2020, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/04/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

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Compute Infrastructure Technician

This role is predominantly office based (currently at the headquarters in County Hall, Kingston upon Thames) but may require occasional travel across the Orbis geography for meetings, data centre and remote sites visits. There is also a requirement to participate in the out of hours support rota.

Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.

About the role

Would you like the exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with customers, staff, partner organisations, agencies and/or contractors and play a major role in maintaining quality standards?

If so, why not join our Compute Infrastructure Team in Surrey County Council as a Compute Infrastructure Technician in the Orbis IT & Digital Service?

Orbis IT & Digital Service is part of the Orbis partnership, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

The Compute Infrastructure Team is part of the Enterprise Infrastructure function in the Orbis IT & Digital Service and is responsible for the management of a large virtualisation infrastructure and server estate, as well as the associated storage and platform elements, such as Citrix. The team is also responsible for end user device build and management, including productivity tools.

The purpose of this role is to assist in day to day operation of the computing infrastructure using appropriate hardware and vendor tools. Planning, scheduling and carrying out maintenance and installation work associated with the computing platforms and assist with maintaining relevant security, information compliance and operational procedures and processes.

In this position you will perform a broad and challenging variety of work, some unpredictable and non-routine, which requires the creative application of a wide range of principles. It is essential to maintain good, professional working relationships with customers, council stakeholders and external partners.

Your CV and personal statement or covering letter should clearly evidence the following, with examples where relevant:

  • Good problem analysis, trouble-shooting and technical problem resolution skills
  • Working understanding of service delivery frameworks such as iTIL and relevant policies and procedures to ensure resources are efficiently used
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting Server Operating Systems (i.e. Windows Server, Linux / UNIX) and associated server software
  • Experience in delivering server/storage and virtualisation (i.e. VMware vSphere) platforms
  • Exposure to server hardware support

For more information and responsibilities of this position, please review the Job Profile attached to the bottom of this advert.

If you would like to apply for the position, please click the apply button at the bottom of this advert in order to upload your CV and personal statement or covering letter to our Recruitment Hub.

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For an informal discussion, please contact Adewale Keshinro by e-mail at

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 19th April 2020 with interviews to follow.

Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.