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  • Job reference: RMS0173410

IT Systems Engineer

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Derby, Derbyshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/11/2016
  • Duration: uk

The Role:
We are now looking for an additional graduate-level individual who has a real passion for IT technology, and possibly an interest in telecoms/comms. This person should already have qualifications and/or work experience relevant to the role but not necessarily be able to demonstrate full competence in all aspects of the role at this stage, but rather have the potential to develop into the role over time alongside more experienced colleagues.

Demonstrable experience:
 Technical consultancy to the deployment of commercially available, off-the-shelf hardware and software in a variety of locations
 Ability to take on and lead a broad range of systems engineering activities, deploying high standards of technical practice in systems integration
 Delivery of written system requirements, technical specification, work package plans and/or briefing notes; including input of technical content to bids
 Deriving a risk-based integration strategy, i.e. one where the highest technical risks are identified and mitigated via early integration within the overall system
 Be able to apply pragmatic best practice systems engineering techniques to support bids and tenders, developing effective, technically-focussed working relationships with clients
 Follow company safety, quality, environmental, commercial and project management procedures as relevant to tasks undertaken

Professional Skills/Character Traits Required:
 Extensive knowledge of many types of computer hardware and operating systems
 Good appreciation of telecommunications technologies including radio systems and computer networks
 Requirements analysis, interpreting technical specifications
 Fault finding, investigative works and analysis; finding innovative technical solutions for key project issues
 Appreciation of all levels of testing i.e. systems / software verification, functional and integration testing, commissioning
 Taking a technical lead role in critical client negotiations
 Open manner and excellent communication skills
 Action-oriented, able to react quickly to changing circumstances/resource availability and identify solutions
 Proactive and assertive approach; comfortable with responsibility yet able to take direction and input

Candidate Likely Background:
 Lead systems integration role on IT/electronic equipment
 Track record of successful delivery
 Experience in a commercially-focussed software project delivery or engineering environment

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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