Senior IT Specialist

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£248.08 - £310 p day
15 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
The Senior IT Specialist will maintain an Operations strategy which ensures that the architecture and systems enable efficient delivery of an IT service. Management, maintenance and capacity planning on the IT infrastructure, ensuring the efficient and effective provision of IT Service, maximising system availability. To ensure the security and availability of data held within the IT systems, ensuring that data access is granted only to the appropriate individuals or groups, and that data for all services is demonstrably recoverable. To ensure that all service impacting events which occur on national IT systems are fully investigated, performing and overseeing detailed analysis of events and incidents, Identifying performance trends and their causes, and implementing mechanisms to improve service delivery to IT customers. To assist with the development and implementation of Business Continuity Strategy and Policy, including disaster recovery plans. To undertake research and development in all IT Operational areas and identify opportunities where deployment of new technologies can assist with delivering the operational or strategic aims. To ensure the effective recruitment, deployment, development, co-ordination and motivation of a team of technical staff with differing skill levels. Working as part of the Citrix division in the Data Centre Services team - assisting with the supporting of the Citrix application delivery tier and underpinning hardware/infrastructure for national clinical systems/services. Plan, document and implement XenServer upgrades for legacy environments. Document existing legacy and new Test/Dev Citrix environments i.e. Service Configuration, SOPs and working instructions etc AppV proof of concept environment - build and document ready for a production installation. Support up and coming installations/expansions of WPAS & WLIMS clinical services Experience/skills required - Achieved (or working towards) degree level or equivalent qualification in IT or able to demonstrate equivalent experience in this area. Professional IT qualification such as CCEE (Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer), CCAA (Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator), CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator) plus relevant experience ISEB Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL) or demonstrable equivalent experience. Thorough knowledge of IT Communications Infrastructure; including knowledge of TCP/IP, LAN/WAN topologies, PoP3/SMTP and how it applies to Windows networks. Desirable - PRINCE2 foundation or demonstrable equivalent experience Knowledge of NHS Wales organisations & ITIL strategy Knowledge of relevant NHS standards and legal requirements relating to Information Governance and Security This role is to start asap and will pay £310 Umbrella £248.08 PAYE per day (In scope of IR35)