United Kingdom

Current Openings

Associate DevOps Engineer

Job Requisition Number: 132

Role: System Engineer
Location: Chelmsford (UK) Applicants should email hr@oeconnection.com with a CV to apply

Position Summary

Plans and coordinates the design, installation, administration, and usage of server, storage, virtual- ization, and other distributed technologies. Conducts system analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies. Coordinates communication and support between user- community and the technical/operations functions of IT in relationship with all Windows/ Linux functions. Provides recommendations and technology roadmaps to management in the research, design, and development of effective operating programs, systems, procedures, and practices.


  • Follows established procedure and direction regarding authorized software (operating system and application) installed on servers and workstations.
  • Oversees applications running and identifies and resolves problems; continues performance enhancements with measurable benchmarks.
  • Researches, installs, and tests software updates and patches to supported applications and various operating systems.
  • Interfaces with various areas of IT staff to support ongoing efforts, giving and receiving technical information.
  • Provides 2nd level technical support for hardware maintenance; repairs or replaces defective hardware on servers, as necessary; expedites repairs with outside services.
  • Provides technology stewardship for distributed technologies such as DNS, SMTP, DHCP domain controllers, active directory applications, printing, mail, web servers and FTP services for the Enterprise.
  • Researches new technologies as requested in coordination with senior or management staff members.
  • Addresses potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed.
  • Monitors system logs and activity on company servers. Reacts to alerts and escalates accordingly by engaging the necessary resources (internal and external) to OEC.
  • Assists facilities with needed technology for conference rooms, cubes, printers/copiers, security cameras, etc. performing comparative data on required equipment.


An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline; or in the absence of a degree, directly-related job experience in planning, and coordinating the design, installation, administration, and usage of server, storage, virtualization, and other distributed technologies, where a number of years and proven knowledge may offset the degree requirement.

Experience & Skills

In addition to the education outlined above, significant experience in troubleshooting hardware/software for servers and workstations; with noteworthy experience in systems engineering ,designing and implementing VMWare and Microsoft server/workstation technologies. Thorough knowledge of and experience with Windows, VMware Virtualization software* (Lab Manager, ESX) Microsoft Active Directory; TCP/IP / DHCP / WINS / DNS, SharePoint, Email and SAN Technology. Working knowledge of local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN), Switches, and Routers. Requires broad technical capabilities to distinguish between hardware/software-related problems as well as effective communication skills with the ability work both independently and as a member of a team as needed. Prefer a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA); Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Administrator; however related experience may be substituted for the certification providing with intent and ultimate action to achieve certification.

Work Environment

Physical Activity: Frequency:
Standing Rare ( < 10% of the workday)
Walking Rare ( < 10% of the workday)
Sitting Frequent (31% to 65% of the workday)
Talking and/or listening Constant ( > 66% of the workday)
Twisting of wrist / arm Frequent (31% to 65% of the workday)

Travel & Other Considerations

Travel is rare; however this position must be available for 24-hour “on-call” service to respond to system emergencies.