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Engineer - IT Services

Job Title Engineer - IT Services
Location Technopark - Trivandrum
Type of Contract Full Time Permanent
Hours 45 hours per week
Package Competitive; depends on experience and skill

The Junior Engineer - IT Services will join a team responsible for developing and supporting Alamy’s global IT Infrastructure including all cloud and on-premises infrastructure. This role will have the opportunity to be involved in our different streams of Level 1 support of Windows Servers, hosted in Cloud & On-Premises Virtual infrastructure and IT Security.

If you’re looking for the opportunity to support overall service delivery of large, complex, global IT infrastructure, this could be just the role you've been waiting for!

Alamy is an ecommerce and technology business that sells stock images, footage and live news imagery to customers around the world. There couldn't be a more exciting time to join Alamy as we look forward to a fantastic future as part of the PA Media Group who share our ethos of integrity and quality.

Openness, collaboration and a willingness to engage with technology, infused with new modes of learning, are essential attributes to enable us to deliver on our goals. That's why we have adopted Agile as our mantra. With hugely talented teams in the UK, US, Australia and India, our values shape who we are as an organisation and help set us apart from our competitors.

We encourage teams to come together, be accountable, feel empowered to take decisions and to experiment. Growth, both as a global company and as individuals, is critical to our success and that's why we aim to be a continuous improvement organisation.

Our values:

Work with integrity Collaboration Accountability Respect each other Strive for better


Service Design 30%

  • Turn business strategies and scenarios into technical designs and implement proofs of concept
  • Act as technical lead on key projects, and provide technical input as needed on others
  • Design modern and reliable cloud, hybrid and on-premise services
  • Perform capacity management and other processes including risk, availability, and performance management
  • Keeping ahead of technology changes needed to design modern IT services
  • Responsible for designing secure IT services

Service Operation 30%

  • Work with the IT Services and Development teams to maintain availability and expected performance of our IT infrastructure and services
  • Manage and troubleshoot incidents, alerts, events, and requests related to IT services typically at 1st or 2nd line
  • Manage and maintain IT infrastructure: compute, storage, network, cloud, and data centres
  • Perform ITSCM operations, i.e., backups, high availability and resiliency including 3rd party services

Service Transition 30%

  • Provide project management of technical orientated projects, including service implementation and testing/validation
  • Participate in Change Management to implement changes to services and processes
  • Identify requirements of new hardware or services then responsibly source and purchase
  • Create documentation and give cross training

Continual Service Improvement 10%

  • Review services, identify improvements and new opportunities, and make suggestions to IT Services Manager

Other duties

  • Part of rotational shifts (24/7)

External Contacts

  • Suppliers/Vendors

Key Internal Contacts

  • All staff, including UK, US, India, and Australia
  • IT Services team in UK and India
  • Development/Project team in UK and India

Decision making

  • Presenting technology and solution proposals to IT Services Manager
  • Responsible for daily workflow in accordance with priorities
  • Escalate to Senior Engineer or Lead Engineer complex problems or incidents

We're looking for someone with:

Technical Skills

  • Windows 10, Server 2016/2012/2008 R2, knowledge of Linux Servers a plus
  • Amazon Web Services, Infrastructure as Code, Docker
  • Office 365, Active Directory, Group Policies
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Scripting and automation, PowerShell, CloudFormation
  • Service level high availability technologies: load balancing, clustering, auto scaling
  • Experience in IT infrastructure support
  • Working knowledge of IT security
  • MCSE/ MCITP/ Cloud certification

Personal Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with more than 2 years of hands-on experience in Microsoft Windows Administration
  • Passionate about IT and how technical solutions add value to the business
  • Good written and spoken English with the ability to effectively communicate with all areas of the business
  • Relishes the challenge of complex problem solving
  • Adaptable and happy to get involved in all tasks
  • Enjoys understanding and keeping ahead of new technologies
  • Customer Oriented

Want to know more and think you’ll fit in? Let us know by applying today!

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022, however, due to an anticipated great response, we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the specified date.