Senior Windows Engineer
La Spezia, Italy
20 gg fa

The Candidate

We are seeking an experienced Windows Engineer to support NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Exploration (CMRE). The ideal candidate for this role will have history of successfully delivering support and innovation within a fast-

paced environment and will have deployed their skills recently within a NATO, MoD, Army, Navy, Airforce or Defence environment.

The Role

  • Maintain daily operation and problem resolution of Windows and VMware systems on the networks.
  • Maintain and monitor the availability and performance of Windows and VMware systems
  • Support on development and implementation plans as a continuous process for the integration of new server, client software and providing technical advice on new requirements.
  • Implementation for deployment of baseline configurations
  • Capture user needs and translate them into technical requirements.
  • Implementation of approved configuration changes
  • Ensure the compliance of Software Updates for all Windows and VMware servers and report the status of compliancy of Windows clients.
  • Implement in a timely fashion all security Bulletins specifically for Windows and VMware vulnerabilities
  • Identify single point of failure or other concerns to prevent host or terminal isolations.
  • Provide Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) updates
  • The opportunity

    This opening is for a skilled Senior Windows Engineer to perform activities related to daily operations and monitoring of Windows infrastructure.

    Responsible for maintenance of all Windows forests at the Centre, you will effectively troubleshoot potential issues and provide Windows based service administration, bringing forward conceptual ideas and solutions to address the current challenges in automating and centralising maintenance activities.

    The role will be located in La Spezia -Italy, so would suit those already located there or with the unlimited right to reside and remain within that location.

    The company

    MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. We have long provided solutions across the defence community and have an enviable reputation of delivery.

    For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in System Administration of systems in a in a large environment with Windows Server 2012 / 2016. Windows 7 / 10 Workstation.
  • Windows Active Directory, Group Policy Management, Site Management and DNS.

  • Solid time management skills with the ability to plan and implement multiple initiatives and deadline-driven workloads.
  • Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Experience with management and operational use of systems monitoring tools and configuration management tools (SCCM)
  • Experience deploying, configuring and managing enterprise solutions
  • Experience with scripting code (PowerShell and VB)
  • Strong understanding of network services (DNS, HTTP, SNMP) and familiarity with TCP / IP and VLAN functionality
  • Integration of Windows Service in larger enterprise environment (AD, LDAP, Network, etc.)
  • Debugging traffic flows from Windows and VMware Based systems
  • Proficient in orchestration on workflow automation and development.
  • Ability to analyse problems and determine root cause, evaluating and selecting alternatives and implementing solutions.
  • Security hardening and patching. Experience of management with WSUS and VMware VUM.
  • Ability to automate solutions to repetitive problems / tasks
  • Perform system back-ups and restore functions to ensure data availability and survivability of information
  • Fluent and confident in working in the English language.
  • Ability to obtain and retain National or NATO Secret Clearance.
  • Meets requirements to work and reside in Italy.
  • Citizen of one of the 29 NATO member nations.
  • Recent defence sector experience.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Background / experience with NATO and its Agencies.
  • Certifications : Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Server+, Network+, VMware VCP
  • Extensive experience working with monitoring tools (e.g. SolarWinds)
  • Extensive experience working with VMware virtualization infrastructure
  • Active Directory
  • Experience with PXE booting Windows OS installs
  • Experience working with agile development teams and DevOps
  • Good knowledge of EMC VNX storage systems
  • Previous experience deploying in Amazon Web Services.
  • Knowledge of ITIL change managements and problem management best practices.

    MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you think that you have the right skills and experience to fill this role, please hit apply below, or for an informal chat ahead of applying please contact me directly at Rebecca.collis

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