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  • Job reference: RMS0182771

IT Systems Engineer

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/07/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (15/09/17)

The Role:
To deliver IT systems development and support for signalling control/traffic management solutions, undertaking front-end lifecycle systems requirements and design tasks, back-end integration, verification and validation activities, on-going support and proactive fault-finding/resolution.

KEY ELEMENTS OF ROLE
 Undertake a broad range of IT systems engineering activities, deploying high standards of technical practice in systems integration in a safe and security-conscious manner
 Technical consultancy for the deployment of commercially-available, off-the-shelf hardware and software in a variety of locations and/or cloud-based platforms
 Deliver written system requirements, technical specifications, work package plans and/or briefing notes; may include input of technical content to bids
 Derive risk-based integration strategies for product developments, i.e. where the highest technical risks are identified and mitigated via early integration within the overall system
 Apply pragmatic best practice IT systems engineering techniques to support bids and projects; may involve developing effective, technically-focussed working relationships with clients
 Provide proactive IT technical support services for development and delivery projects and our signalling control/traffic management customers, including on-call/on-site support which could comprise night shifts and/or several consecutive shifts at client sites away from home

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The following qualifications/experiences are extremely desirable. However, reasonable training is provided for the role in line with Company policy.
 Extensive knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems
 Experience of designing/supporting continuous integration, delivery and deployment pipelines in an Agile environment
 Experience of cloud platforms, modern software architectures and automation tooling
 Good appreciation of telecoms technologies including radio systems and computer networks
 Experience of requirements analysis, interpreting technical specifications
 Fault-finding, investigative works and analysis; finding innovative IT technical solutions
 Appreciation of all levels of testing i.e. systems / software verification, functional and integration testing, commissioning
 Action-oriented, able to react quickly to changing circumstances/resource availability
 Confident, comfortable presenting or delivering training

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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