About the role
As a Principal Infrastructure Engineer you will be working on some of the largest scale projects in the country. You will be supporting NHS UK, which has over 12 million hits a week and is one of the most visited sites in Europe, our internal tech services and National Services.
These National Services are provided to trusts, hospitals and patients and include critical services such as the systems that ambulances use and the Breast and Bowel Screening Programmes.
You will be responsible for guiding and influencing a team of engineers within the wider Infrastructure, Architecture and Cloud team. You and your mentees will support and proactively deliver improvements to Cloud, Hardware, and Software infrastructure.
This infrastructure underpins our delivery of services to staff within NHS Digital and to the customers that use our NHS Digital's services, helping to provide essential healthcare across the country.
Further responsibilities will include:
contributing to our technical and operational strategy using your knowledge of Cloud technologies.
planning and successfully delivering a range of complex projects, with a wide-ranging impact to the organisation.
being a decision maker regarding the choosing and procurement of new technologies for the organisation.
guiding, influencing and supporting a team from both a mentoring and hands on technical perspective.
We want you to be set for success, these are the key skills and experience you will have:
a thorough understanding of design and deployment of Azure, AWS and VMware systems in an enterprise environment, with a specialist understanding of one of these areas.
proven experience of guiding and influencing a team.
experience in helping to choose and procure technologies.
an understanding of server and storage technologies such as Nimble, EMC, HPE or equivalent
You will also ideally have an understanding of the other areas you'll be supporting - which could include ITIL, IT Operations, Project Management and Microsoft Technologies (such as Windows Directory and Server) - and an Architect level certification in AWS or Azure.
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
Buy and sell annual leave scheme
Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
Flexible working opportunities
A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
Employees schemes including a Season ticket loan and Car Lease
Please note that the advertised salary is effective from 1st April 2020 in line with the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.
For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.
We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.
We have proven expertise in delivering large scale technology infrastructure and work with our NHS partners to ensure the technology we build is adopted quickly, safely and effectively, bringing about maximum benefits for patients.
We power the research that is developing new ways of tackling disease and fully support the role the Government wants the NHS to play in keeping the UK at the forefront of life sciences research.
We pride ourselves on what we have achieved and our amazing people, many of whom have deservedly received public recognition in forums ranging from Women in IT awards to our own Queen's Honours List.
Find out more about the amazing work we do here.
Interviews for successful applicants will take place week commencing 16th March in Leeds. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.
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NHS Digital values and respects the diversity of prospective candidates and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects this, with that in mind candidates requiring flexible working hours will be considered.
NHS Digital is undertaking a period of organisational change at the moment to ensure we have high calibre people, with the right skills to support us in delivering our business, now and in the future. While we deliver the organisational change required through to April 2020 we have identified that we still need to recruit to critical roles to maintain our delivery roadmap but we need to make you aware that should you be successful you may still be subject to a change initiative in the future. We wanted to be as transparent as possible so you can build this into your decision making process when considering at this time whether to apply for a role at NHS Digital.
If you have previously applied for this role (or a similar one) with NHS Digital and been unsuccessful in your application, we will not accept any further applications for a period of six months. Instead, we encourage you to obtain feedback from your initial application to support your future career.
We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital's career site.