Job Overview:

Proact Managed Cloud Services provide infrastructure and cloud services to customers in the UK and across Europe. The infrastructure services provide IaaS, DRaaS, BaaS and a wide range of remote monitoring and management products including storage, network and hypervisor.

To provide highly available SLAs and a 24×7 service a dedicated monitoring and configuration management team provide the tooling and service telemetry of Proact hosted and remote customer data centres to our service desk and infrastructure operations teams. The service desk provide response based 24hr coverage for events from our monitoring tools.

The Monitoring and Configuration technical lead is the figure head of the monitoring and configuration team providing both technical leadership and team leader responsibilities on a daily basis. The individual is responsible for the stability and functionality of the monitoring tools deploying within Proact and the accuracy of the data that they provide. 

The configuration management responsibilities of the team include the management and deployment of standard tooling and configurations to our managed infrastructure including anti-malware, patching, time synchronisation and name resolution.

Statement of Job Purpose

  • This position requires extensive experience with performance monitoring, workload profiling, and capacity management, competent in storage and network management within a virtualized environment.
  • Have a working knowledge of Windows and Linux administration, as well as experience with management and distribution of critical updates and hotfixes.
  • To provide comprehensive monitoring and configuration management of assets within Data Centres and Customer environments.
  • Experience of deploying and supporting AV solutions to ensure maximum protection. Including but not limited to McAfee, Trend, Sophos or Cylance.
  • The configuration and management of WSUS, Redhat Satellite or other patch management tools.
  • To contribute positively to the achievement of Proact IT UK Ltd’s overall values and objectives.
  • To team lead the monitoring & configuration management team members on a daily basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Must be comfortable gathering information from multiple sources (i.e. from a backup, server, storage, network admin or service owner) and be able to relate it to the infrastructure to ensure assets are adequately monitored and secured.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to monitoring / updates team.
  • To maintain the strategic monitoring platforms within the Proact infrastructure.
  • To maintain the patching and anti-malware platforms within the Proact infrastructure.
  • Perform configuration management audits as required.
  • Provide monthly RAG reporting on monitoring and configuration compliance.
  • Design, implement, support and production of Capacity Management reports for MCS Management Team.
  • Own the monitoring and the asset update systems to ensure systems are covered by monitoring framework and are protected and up to date.
  • To work with the Service Desk and Service Delivery Managers to improve operational efficiency, monitoring and repeat issues.
  • Actively driving technical resolution of incidents & escalate to vendors when required.
  • Raising problem tickets on the back of repeat/troublesome incidents.
  • Escalation point for complex technical issues.
  • Undertake training outlined by line manager in direct relation to job responsibilities.
  • Documentation of knowledge base articles or troubleshooting steps for separate teams.
  • Root cause analysis on technical incidents.
  • Any other task required Management Team, proportionate with the role.

Benefits

  • Private Comprehensive health care cover with AXA
  • Company pension Scheme 
  • 25 Holidays
  • 3 charity days fully paid/ year
  • Option to purchase another 5 days Annual leave
  • Company Laptop and Mobile phone