Infrastructure Engineer

Ascential Group
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Perm Full Time
London, UK
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We're looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to join our team in London and become an integral part of our Technology function.

Key responsibilities

  • Infrastructure design skills, coupled with an ability to articulate and document design to a high standard following best practice methodologies
  • Is able to fully document both high level and low level designs to a high standard and hand over deployed systems to a support group, before moving on to the next project
  • Understanding of a variety of Monitoring tools
  • Strong understanding of enterprise architecture solutions
  • Able to articulate technical concepts to non technical people. Able to present.
  • On a day-to day basis, the role holder will be responsible for owning and contributing to the success of Ascential’s infrastructure projects and overall global architecture. The role holder will also provide 3rd line engineering assistance to escalated problems and major incidents, occasionally providing out of hours cover (paid in addition to salary).
  • The ideal candidate is a current Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator / Junior Engineer with experience in implementing enterprise IT solutions for a multi-national fast paced businesses.
  • This role would suit an all-rounder with skills and experience to cover network, cloud, compute and storage (perhaps in this order) and could suit somebody thinking of moving on from a current junior infrastructure role.  The immediate team is currently made of 3 Lead Architects and 1 lead network engineer and so the vacancy available seeks to assist and support the immediate team wherever neccessary but also receiving support from the team.
  • Assisting in resolving network/compute/storage incidents as well as other BAU activities. Assist in all Infrastructure projects spanning all our global data centres and offices.
  • Assisting with determining vendors and rating their suitability and compatibility with the Ascential technical needs and initiatives. Experience with working with vendors such as Cisco, Checkpoint, Dell EMC, VMWare, HP.

Your experience:


  • Cisco CCNP/CCNA qualification desirable or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and experience of IP Routing and Switching, Routing Protocols, WAN, Packet Analysis, Firewall, Load Balancing, Web Proxy, IP Telephony, Capacity Planning, Wireless, IT Tools and other relevant technologies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of networking protocols (e.g. on TCP/IP, BGPv4, MPLS, VPLS, VRRPE, OSPF, EIGRP, DNS/DHCP, IPv6)
  • Knowledge of network security.
  • Cloud technologies and solutions: Azure/Alibaba/AWS, Cloud implementation
  • Windows Server (2003-2016)
  • Degree qualified in Information Technology or an associated discipline or equivalent life experience
  • Designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure systems
  • ITIL V4 foundation (minimum)


  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Intermapper, Cacti, PRTG, vRops, vSphere, Nagios or equivalent.
  • SSL cert management
  • Cisco ISE
  • VMWare (vSphere  5.5-6.7)
  • Is able to fully document both high level and low level designs to a high standard and hand over deployed systems to a support group, before moving on to the next project

What we offer           

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

Working in Technology

Our Technology department are a bold and trusted team with a clear direction. We work collaboratively to provide high performing capabilities and technologies. As a team, we are relied upon because we have the expertise to make the best decisions, for the right reasons with the most impressive business outcomes.

Joining us will allow you to work alongside a fair and open-minded department that allows you to experiment. We know what we are doing, why we are doing it and where we are heading, all while still recognising individual expertise. This means we can join forces, pull resources and make winning teams.

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