ICT Systems Specialist – Infrastructure & Architecture

£59,756 p/a + benefits
London SW1, Pall Mall
Closing date:
09 December 2022, 05:00 PM

We have an excellent opportunity in our Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital (SPPD) Division for an ICT Systems Specialist - Infrastructure and Architecture, within our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) team.

The successful candidate will be is responsible for contributing to the provision and maintenance of a resilient infrastructure and excellent responsiveness of ICT Services. The role will participate in the implementation of an Enterprise Architecture and in the configuration, deployment, maintenance and monitoring of cloud and on-premise platforms.

The role will also involve conducting secure configuration, deployment, testing and analysis of all components of cloud, network and server infrastructure components; developing technical specifications and terms of reference for relevant services; recommending and implementing patches, upgrades and new products as appropriate; and working closely with members of the ICT team and other colleagues. Please refer to the job description for full details.

To be considered you will need to have a degree in IT or a related discipline hold a Microsoft and networking certification. Holding an Enterprise Architecture certification is desirable. You will need to have at least five years’ experience in a mid to large sized IT Department, providing 2nd line on-premise and cloud infrastructure in an predominantly Microsoft environment.

Candidates must also have an in depth knowledge of Virtualisation, Cloud Platforms, Server & desktop hardware/ operating systems, networks, firewalls and load balancers, telecoms, etc; as well as an in depth knowledge of ITIL; Microsoft Windows Server; Active Directory; Messaging; and networking technologies and concepts. A good understanding of server virtualisation, IT security and data protection and cloud and mobile technology is also required. 

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.