IT Operations Analyst

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


Description

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and world-class technology to predict future movements in financial markets, and we develop the platform to deploy these ideas globally across multiple asset classes. We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating environment where good ideas are prized and rewarded.

The company is seeking an experienced Windows Operations Analyst to join the IT Systems group. From day one the successful candidate will be dealing with a large range of technologies and taking responsibility for working on projects. The role will involve installing new applications from scratch, upgrading existing systems, and supporting/maintaining them. This will include:

 

  • Software rollouts to 1000’s of Windows machines
  • Keeping a consistent baseline of software rolled out to all machines
  • Automated software packaging and deployment
  • Supporting in-house and 3rd party monitoring and alerting tools for the Operations Team
  • Co-coordinating large software upgrades across the company
  • Benchmarking performance and tuning applications/hardware
  • Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange management
  • Scripting to automate problems and daily tasks
  • Coordinating consultants/support engineers for 3rd party support where required

 

The Individual

The role requires a skilled engineer with a strong track record of successfully delivering and supporting projects and systems within a Microsoft Windows environment. A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related disciplines from a top university is required. The company has high academic hiring standards and requires candidates with a 2:1 degree or better and 3 B’s or equivalent at A-Level.

It is expected that the successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ experience of working in an application support role. Experience of providing automated solutions using Microsoft technologies is important, as is exposure to Windows 2012. The following experience would be beneficial:

  • Splunk
  • Visual Studio and other Microsoft products
  • Powershell and/or other scripting languages
  • Microsoft SQL to perform data manipulation tasks