Senior Technical Consultant – Castleton Managed Services

Castleton Managed Services Limited is part of the Castleton Technology PLC group, proving Microsoft centric solutions across the UK. Focused within the not-for-profit sector, CMS also provide a range of solutions and services to commercial organisations.  CMS is driven by strong reputation and referral and are looking for a consultant to join our existing team to further promote this ethos.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a practical knowledge within several technologies central to the existing solution portfolio, including;

Microsoft:

  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Windows High Availability / Clustering
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Lync / Skype For Business
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Microsoft Office 365 including (Sharepoint, Teams, SfB)

Cloud:

  • Azure
  • AWS

Thin Client / VDI:

  • Citrix XenAPP / XenDesktop
  • Citrix Provisioning Server
  • Citrix Access Gateway / Netscaler
  • VMware View / Horizon

Server Virtualisation: 

  • VMware vSphere  (VCloud / NSX / SRM )
  • Microsoft HyperV

Backup:

  • Veeam
  • Quest
  • Zerto

Storage:

  • Microsoft storage technologies, including Storage Server, Clustering and DFS
  • HP, Dell and leading vendor Storage Area Networks
  • Emergent software defined storage technologies

Networking & Security: 

  • Cisco LAN & WAN technologies
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Fortinet firewall / security appliances
  • Cyber Secuirty (Sophos. Kaspersky, Intel)
  • Unified communications

Roles and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be principally tasked with support of customer environments and the delivery of new solution implementations / projects as part of the technical team.  Whilst there is naturally some travel and potentially short stays away from home required, this is generally less than within most reseller / consultancy houses.  The successful candidate will be required to contribute to preparing technical proposals, design and pre-sales activities. This role is hands-on and would suit someone looking to develop their technical skills within a dynamic, forward facing consultancy house with a track record of sustained growth and financial stability.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, keen and have a confident but of a non-arrogant disposition, with an outgoing personality. The ability to work well under pressure, be organised and work well as part of the existing team are all considered positive for any candidate.  Logical thought progression and problem-solving skills are naturally a pre-requisite.  Ultimately the successful candidate will be genuinely enthused by technology and its deployment to attain business benefit

Behaviours and Attitudes Required

  • A confident communicator that can demonstrate close attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment;
  • Self-motivated – personal drive and enthusiasm to continually improve and provide the best in all situations and able to readily embrace change;
  • Clearly demonstrates positive behaviour and attitude which contributes towards achieving and supporting the departmental, company and operational objectives;
  • Capability and willingness to accept and adapt to a changing environment and adjust behaviours accordingly, taking account of differing factors, perspective and views;
  • Confidence to accomplish job requirements and positively welcomes feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Reliable and punctual with a proactive & professional attitude.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and ownership.

Knowledge and Certifications/Skills required

Not essential, but one or more of the following would be regarded as positive for any candidate; Microsoft  MCSE / MCSA, VMware VCP, Citrix CCA / CCEA, Cisco CCNA / CCNP

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