Windows Automation Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


Windows Automation Engineer

G Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and technology to predict future movements in financial markets. We also develop the platform so these ideas can be deployed in global markets across multiple asset classes.

We are looking for an experienced Windows Automation Engineer to join the IT Operations group. The team is responsible for ensuring the entire Microsoft infrastructure meets configuration baselines, including the roll out of new workstations and servers, as well as project work to drive efficiency in maintaining this infrastructure.

The role will involve:

  • Ensuring and maintaining configuration settings using Desired State Configuration (2000+ Windows hosts)
  • Full administration of WSUS infrastructure and rolling out Windows Updates
  • Rolling out new and updated third-party software to all Workstations and Servers
  • Create, Deploy and Maintain Windows OS Images
  • General automation and scripting to ease administrative burden
  • Implementing and adhering to automation best practices such as Infrastructure as Code and Fast Feedback Loops
  • Company-wide migration to Windows 10 and Server 2016

The applicant should also have a good background in User and Desktop support, in particular Windows 7. The following would also be beneficial:

  • Exposure to Desired State Configuration
  • Experience in dealing with WSUS
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, or .NET language
  • Experience in unattended OS deployments
  • Experience with Windows 10 and Server 2016