Job Description

A Software/Network Installation Engineer with experience of Windows Server and Storage Systems is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Aerospace client based in Preston although flexible working

Overview of the Software/Network Installation Engineer contract role

An exciting, challenging and technical opportunity has arisen for a working within Fast Jet Support.

This role is Warton based with the opportunity to work flexibly.

The role is responsible for supporting existing team members in the delivery of the hardware products set such as Typhoon Future Engineering Support System (FESS) and Engineering Support System for Development (ESS-D) in support of our customers Typhoon operations.

Responsibilities for the Software/Network Installation Engineer contract role

The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

Support people management/development activities for your team

Provide requirements management of all Maintenance Products for all our Customers

Liaising with Customer and Contract teams to define, mature and implement requirements changes in support of Product Release Definitions

Support Customer improvement forums and lead internal Change Control Board (CCB)

Developing Maintenance Products through the engineering lifecycle, leading design reviews (formal and informal) and production of associated Declaration of Design and Performance (DDP)

Support new product capability deployment (travel is required)

Supplier Management

Manage the Maintenance Products Contract Status Review (CSR)

Maintain consistency and currency of plans and visual management

Provide inputs into the Service Delivery Technical Reviews

Coordinate with the GSTS Project Management team to ensure products progress through all phases of the engineering lifecycle in a timely manner and to the expectation of the Customer

Key skills required for the Software/Network Installation Engineer contract role

Good understanding of networking methodologies (CISCO)

  • Proven history in supporting storage based retrieval systems (Netapp) VM Environments
  • Installation and configuration of Network Attached Storage, such as standard NAS or more complex systems such as NetApp or Fujitsu Eternus, utilising different RAID configuration.
  • Software installation in accordance with agreed documentation.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Windows 7, 10, 11 & Windows Server installation (2008, 2019, 2022), configuration, administration and management of Active Directory and Group Policies. In addition to physical servers are virtual servers hosting roles such as McAfee ePO, Microsoft WSUS (MS Hotfixes), FTP and other server functions as the environment demands.
  • Installation, administration and maintenance of the Typhoon maintenance system.

Degree/HND educated in a STEM discipline. 5+ years' experience within an engineering discipline.

Extremely competent in the use of IT, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and a willingness to adopt new toolsets/ways of working.

Experience of using IBM Rational Tools such as ClearCase, ClearQuest, JIRA.

Sound understanding of the Engineering Lifecycle, experience of requirements capture and product development, both software and hardware is highly advantageous. LAN/WAN network components, routing protocols and switch/router configuration. Cisco, HP and Meru (wireless) network infrastructure installation, configuration and integration.

The role is based in Preston, Lancashire

If you are a Software/Network Installation Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other please contact Paul Scott 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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