Applications Infrastructure Management Consultant - Enterprise Applications

We have 2 permanent positions in Group IT for an Application Infrastructure Consultant. Your role will be focusing on providing technical expertise and support to different business services to further the success of the City & Guilds Group on the Azure platform. 

Business Unit
Group Support Services
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
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About the Role

Partnering with Microsoft, the City & Guilds Group has become the first UK organisation to migrate all of their business critical applications onto the Cloud. If you want to be part of an organisation who is at the forefront of technology then read on.  

This role involves managing the support of Group IT Application Infrastructure and all associated services, taking personal responsibility for service improvement and upgrades of Applications and Infrastructure.

You will be involved in a number of high profile projects including migration to the cloud also consolidation and upgrades. You’ll also be managing the day-to-day relationships with associated vendors, providing specialist support and guidance in areas of business analysis, system requirements, best practices, architecture and test and change management.

About you

We want to hear from individuals with the following MUST have technical expertise in a range of the following areas:-

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Performance Tuning and Analysis
  • SAP on SQL Server
  • Microsoft Server Features and Client Operating Systems

You’ll have expertise with providing ongoing Infrastructure and Application Platform Management including the Design, Build, Configuration, Performance Monitoring and Testing, Sizing and Capacity Management, Documentation, Best Practices & Security, Patching, High Availability along with Backups & DR. Solid Understanding of Enterprise Services Support in the following areas: 

  • Database
  • Middleware
  • Cloud
  • Applications 

We also want to hear from people who have a solid understanding and experience of formal Service Delivery approaches in a complex environment; delivering against robust Service Level Agreements and implementing a process of continuous improvement in Service Delivery. Good technical understanding across a range of the following areas including Azure, Sitecore, SolarWinds, VMWare and ISS.

Our story and mission

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.

Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more which you can find out about here. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role can work flexibly for you for example work pattern, location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a game based assessment. This is an interactive assessment looking at ways of working that will be used with your CV and application form to assess your suitability for our organisation.