Infrastructure Network Specialist - #982258

Great Places Housing Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £40,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Great Places Housing Group
Salary: circa £40,000
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Head Office - West Didsbury
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more.

You will be responsible for monitoring, maintaining and improving IT systems within Great Places Housing Group. Working as part of the Infrastructure team the role will require strong technical skills with a focus on networks to enable the delivery of new infrastructure projects along side proven diagnostic skills to enable prompt investigation and resolution of any system issues.

What you’ll be doing


  • Day to day monitoring and administration Cloud based systems such as Azure and Office 365, Intune as well some on premises VMware vSphere.
  • Help drive continuous system improvements across the infrastructure space including, Networking refresh through delivery of SD-WAN, ZTNA networking, Teams Telephony, and improvements to the network design and topology.
  • Take ownership of any system issues escalated from the service desk. Help mentor service desk colleagues and document solutions to help improve responses across the support function.
  • Work with the internal teams, external partners and the project management team to deliver new applications and system projects.
  • Familiarise yourself with GPHG systems and structure to proactively develop system improvements, resiliency and work withing GPHG’s security framework to deliver security improvement and mitigation.
  • Contribute and develop GPHG’s cloud first strategy working towards the delivery of all key business functions via cloud services.


What you’ll need


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or work experience demonstrating graduate level ability.
  • Strong Understanding and experience of networking, including DNS, DHCP, Network Switches (Cisco preferred), Firewalls (FortiGate preferred) and WAN connectivity using VPN’s, SD-WAN, Meraki and ZTNA remote access solutions such as Netskope private access
  • Understanding and experience of Azure Services such as Virtual Machines, VNETs/subnets, Route Tables, Virtual network gateways, WAF Application load balancers, NDRs and PaaS services.
  • Understanding of Network Security particularly in regards to preventing lateral movement
  • A strong diagnostic mindset and the ability to work within the ITL framework.
  • Hands on experience of most of the following systems, Microsoft 2016 to 2022, Microsoft Exchange, Exchange Online, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint online.
  • Experience of the following or similar, CrowdStrike, Netskope, Mimecast, Veeam,
  • Strong diagnostic skills from basic IT principals using tools such as PowerShell and Wireshark.
  • A strong security mindset ensuring any delivered solution is fully remediated.
  • Professional certifications such as CCNA, AZ-700, AZ-104 or relevant experience


What you can expect:

Pension | DC Scheme (up to 10% contribution from both colleague and Great Places)
WPA | Healthcare auto enrolled at no contribution level with £1250 of savings available- option to increase & add on family members
The Market Place | high street, restaurant & supermarket discounts, gym memberships, cycle to work, smart tech loans and much more
Annual Leave | Start at 26 days annual leave, increasing up to 30 days + Bank Holidays
Lottery | Monthly draw with 1st @ £250, 2nd @ £75 and 3rd @ £50
Savings Club | You can put aside money each month for 11 months to help you save for that special something (pays out in Novembers salary)
Sharing Greatness | Our colleague incentive scheme where colleagues can earn £300 by helping the business achieve business targets.
Help with transport | We offer season ticket loans, an affordable way to purchase season tickets for public transport at discounted rates.

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