Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Job summary
AQA is an educational charity and the largest provider of GCSE and A-level qualifications. We are currently going through an exciting phase of significant change and as such are looking for an exceptional Senior Infrastructure Engineer. You will play a pivotal role in supporting AQA’s security and infrastructure (on premise and cloud) that underpin our exam processing capabilities.

The role will offer the successful applicant the opportunity to join us as we embark on the next phase of a substantial programme of technology refresh and investment.

As a Senior Infrastructure professional you will be motivated with the experience and capability to support colleagues in the development, promotion and ongoing management of all things Infrastructure. Your ability to work collaboratively within the existing team in both projects and BAU is essential.

About you:
•Good awareness and knowledge across all mainstream areas of Infrastructure including the cloud
•Experience of supporting technical change programmes, particularly those tasked with modernising IT landscapes and the digitisation of business activities
•Good communicator, able to engage with colleagues, partners and business stakeholders in support of refining requirements and the development & implementation of proposed solutions
•Infrastructure professional with a broad experience of most operating systems | hardware and technologies in the mainstream
•Motivated individual looking to grow their skillset and experience
•An individual who embraces change

Essential skills:

•Microsoft Background
•Active directory
•Exchange 2016

Desired skills:

•ADFS
•Service Fabric
•AppServiceEnvironment
•AppServicePlans
•LogicApps
•REDISCache
•AppInsights
•API Management
•DataFactory
•KeyVault
•LogAnalytics
•AppGateway
•VM Scalesets
•Traffic Manager
•DevTestLabs


We are a changing organisation, driven by our exciting Nexus programme. Nexus will re-platform AQA for the future by delivering a clouded, microservice, SaaS product to run our core exam operations. In addition, we are a maturing IT organisation who are looking for talent developers to help drive this exciting period of change.

What’s in it for you?

We recognise the contribution our people make, and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package, including:

•The opportunity to have a significant influence on, and exposure to, the technical architecture of your projects;
•Significant input into development processes, tools and practices;
•A core 35 hour working week
•25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
•Five paid days per year for voluntary service
•A contributory pension scheme
•An enhanced maternity/paternity and sick pay scheme
•A Ride to Work scheme
•An on-site staff restaurant.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter stating why you think you are suitable for the role and your salary expectations via our website.

Applications will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our adverts sooner.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.