Server Engineer 12 month FTC

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
IT, Systems / Infrastructure management
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations

Business Area - Information Technology

Role: Server Engineer - 12 month FTC

Location: Glasgow

Reporting to: IT Operations Manager

Hours of work -

You will work 9:00 am - 17:30 pm Monday to Friday

Department/ Role Overview:

Server Engineer role cover the day-to-day, 'business as usual' tasks to support all backend IT systems. This role will provide hands-on 3rd line operational support for Ashurst's IT systems as well as providing implementation support for any new projects or technologies which Ashurst may adopt. The role will be a mix of BAU & Project work either, directly assigned to a Project or, back-filling for permanent members of staff assigned to Project work.

Main responsibilities:

  • 3rd line support of Microsoft BackOffice products - Active Directory/Exchange/IIS/DNS/DHCP/ ensuring full system availability.
  • Monitoring of all servers and infrastructure applications
  • Monitoring, management and support of all HP & 3PAR SAN infrastructure.
  • Monitoring, management and support of all VMWare infrastructure
  • Monitoring, management and support of all VMWare VDI & Citrix infrastructure
  • Support and maintain all back office systems and attached services worldwide in both physical and virtual environments
  • Configuration and support of Active Directory services, Group Policies.
  • Reactive monitoring using various tools
  • Providing and maintaining internal procedural and technical documentation

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

In Depth Knowledge of:

  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Back Office products
  • Strong Powershell scripting
  • Extensive experience of Microsoft Active Directory 2012,2016 & 2019
  • Experience of Windows 2008/2012/2016/2019 Server and supporting technologies such as DNS,WINS,DHCP
  • Microsoft clustering Technology
  • Virtualisation Technologies in particular Vmware vSphere
  • HP 3PAR & Dell\EMC SAN Storage
  • Experience administering Citrix
  • Knowledge of Dell Networker\Data Domain backup or, other backup technologies eg NetBackup
  • Azure experience, in particular good knowledge of Azure AD and AD Sync
  • Experience configuring & supporting ADFS and SSO technologies.
  • Excellent communication & Team Collaboration skill

Desired skills and experience

  • Knowledge experience of Exchange 2016
  • Experience with in configuring & supporting MFA
  • Understanding of Vulnerability Management
  • An understanding of LAN / WAN technologies.
  • Experience of monitoring solutions - eg PRTG, Solarwinds
  • Experience with Dell Open Manage
  • Exposure to a scripting language such as Windows Scripting Host or VB script.
  • Exposure to Dell hardware.
  • Experience of Skype for Business 2015 (On Prem) & MS Teams
  • Experienced working with Change Control processes
  • ITIL certification
  • Knowledge of infrastructure standards (e.g. ISO)
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment
  • Raising problem records with vendors and follow ups
  • Understanding of software deployment tools, in particular SCCM
  • Understanding of Business Continuity & Disaster recovery
  • Working with project managers to deliver projects to agreed design and standards


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

Find Us
+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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