Job Description

Software Foundation Engineer - Powershell

A Software Foundation Engineer is required to work on a 12 month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Dorset.

Overview of the Foundation contract role

Would you like to join an exciting systems and software programme covering multiple disciplines? We currently have a vacancy for a Foundation Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Foundation Engineer, you will be covering disciplines including design, development, installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support. This is run solely from our Christchurch site for delivery to our customer at various user sites.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, estimating and general day to day management.
  • Windows security, valuation and resolving and coming up with tech solutions. General problem solving and troubleshooting.

Key skills required for the Software Foundation contract


  • PowerShell experience and the ability to write scripts and mentor other users
  • Operating system installation and configuration, specifically Microsoft windows
  • Windows security including active directory, GPOS and firewall


  • Qualified to diploma or degree level in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related discipline
  • Team leadership
  • Windows networking including DNS, dhcp, networking teaming and WDS
  • Use of centralised deployed toolkits such as MDT
  • Experience using configuration management systems
  • Installing and configuring anti-virus
  • Backup software
  • Monitoring suites

The role is based in Christchurch, Dorset - commutable from Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Lymington, Ferndown, Bournemouth and Poole with excellent access from Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester

If you are a Software Foundation Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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