IT Systems Engineer

  • Role Type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa, Shoreham-by-Sea, Any Ricardo office globally

  • Closing Date
  • 30/09/2023

Job Description

Role: IT Systems Engineer

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, UK


Automotive and Industrial is one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units and is a trusted global engineering services partner for clean and efficient integrated propulsion and energy systems. Our experience and history over more than 100 years at the forefront of mobility innovation enables us to deliver solutions to the most complex challenges, allowing our customers across all global transport sectors to achieve a sustainable zero-carbon future.



We are looking for an experienced IT Server Administrator to manage our global on-premise servers. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP, along with some UNIX/Linux experience.


Key activities:

Install, configure, and maintain on-premise servers running Windows Server operating systems.
Administer and maintain Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP services.
Monitor server performance and proactively identify and resolve issues.
Manage server security, including patches and updates, antivirus, and access controls.
Create and maintain documentation related to server configurations and procedures.
Collaborate with other IT teams to ensure seamless integration of server resources.
Participate in project planning and implementation related to server infrastructure.
Change management
Resolution of 2nd and 3rd line support tickets
Participate in after-hours upgrades, troubleshooting, and/or on-call availability as needed
Working to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and NIST CSF standards
Any other objectives set for the Technology function from time to time



Key accountabilities:

Minimum of 5 years of experience in on-premise server administration.
Expertise in Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP.
Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware / Hyper-V.
Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable accountabilities:

Certification in Microsoft Windows Server.
Exchange & Azure Active Directory.
Amazon Web Services compute and storage.
PowerShell, Basic UNIX/Linux experience.
Networking, including LAN/WAN, TCP/IP and related protocols.


Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalized approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance

Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programs and policies that support individuals including flexible working, careers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance program.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees to ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.



Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Once you have submitted your application, if qualified, a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.