We seem to be quite busy at the moment. Need to build a team for a successful IT systems implementation company focussed on the education sector

Senior implementation consultant, senior engineer, technical guru required to work with new schools and academies to produce Initial project plan, requirement gathering, firm requirement, confirmed requirement, approval phase and Implementation including designing and administrating Microsoft, Vmware and Citrix enterprise environments, production support, datacenter management, server administration and virtualization consultant
Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions specifically tailored to customer requirements. Consultancy to improve or troubleshoot the existing infrastructure. Design Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution using VMware, Citrix and Microsoft technologies. Research and development tasks to improve existing service and create new product offerings. Working with vendors. Continuous improvement and optimal utilization of available resources for internal IT. Implement a variety of educationally important technologies like SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010 and Project 2010.
A strong mix of skills and attributes are required for this role including Windows Server 2008, Exchange server 2010, Sharepoint, Lync, Active Directory, group policy, DHCP, DNS, WDS deployment, IIS, remote desktop services, file servers, DFS, print servers, FTP, NLB and WSUS, VMware vSphere VCP 5, Microsoft Hyper-V, MCSE 2003 or 2008, ITIL V3, Citrix Xenserver, Xendesktop, VDI, ESX, ESXi, View, Virtual Center Server, Networking & VMware View, Xenapp, Xendesktop, Citrix Access gateway (VPX) , Single Sign on & Merchandising Server, HP Proliant and blade servers, SAN Fibre/iSCSI (IBM, Dell and EMC) , NAS, HBAs, Fiber switches and RAID controllers
UK travel required and frequent over nigh stays could be involved to implement on customer sites
Candidates with some experience may be considered for other team roles as long as they have relevant education managed service experience
Start asap, experience in education be it BSF or Academies programmes is essential, CRB clearance and a strong knowledge of meeting educational outputs is key!

Please send applications via email to wtownsend@esp-recruit.co.uk