Senior Systems Engineer - Bristol

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International | Finance
United Kingdom - Bristol Global Support Office (International)
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About Us:  

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.


The Role:

Based out of Bristol and reporting to GIS Head of Service Delivery, the successful candidate will be responsible for the support and maintenance of the team’s Infrastructure. In addition to providing technical expertise and new design contribution and sign off, he or she will also help with the definition of MSI’s digital strategy. The role includes people management of a small team of 2nd and 3rd line engineers who make up the technical BAU and Project resources.


About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:

Coming from a high technical background and previously held a senior technical position, has at least 2 years in a team leader role.

Exposure to multiple, diverse configuration, technology and processing environments.

Excellent knowledge and experience across the following;


  • Networking security and architecture – Switching, Firewalls, loadbalancing.
  • Security products such as MFA / Web Proxy / eMail filtering.
  • PCI/ASV compliance.
  • Virtualisation - VMWare.
  • Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, ADFS, SSO, Azure AD.
  • Windows Desktop and Server.
  • MS SQL Server.
  • Public cloud architecture and design – Azure and AWS.
  • Telephony/Call centre solutions, VOIP, SIPs, ISDN.
  • Storage – iSCSI, FC, FCOIP, NFS.
  • Office 365 and Sharepoint online.
  • Hyperconverged solutions.
  • Backup, DR and data protection.

Process and frameworks

  • ITIL v4 experience and understanding.
  • Security best practices.
  • Prince II project methodology.
  • Understanding of IT standards and controls.
  • Understanding and consideration of the bigger picture and longer term strategy.
  • GDPR and PCI compliance understanding.



  • A level or above education level.
  • CCNA / CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional. (Desirable)
  • MCSE: Microsoft Server. (Desirable)
  • People Management. (Desirable)
  • VMWare VCP (Desirable)
  • PRINCE II Fountation and Practitioner (Desirable)
  • NCDA or EMCISA (Desirable)
  • Microsoft Certified : Azure Administrator (Desirable)

Personal Attributes:

  • Pro-choice, support and adhere to MSI vision and goals.
  • Dynamic, creative individual with the ability to show initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitiation, influencing and negotiation.
  • Very organised and process oriented, with an attention to detail and able to prioritise workload.
  • Customer focused, responsive to changing priorities and demands.
  • Ability to analyse complex problems in a structured manner whilst working under pressure.
  • Focused on delivery with a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours and professional self-development.

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.


Location: Bristol, BS34


Closing date: 22nd August 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Salary: Competitive


Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

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