Windows Scripting Engineer


Windows Scripting Engineer
Defence Information requires up to 7 Windows scripting engineers to support the New Style of IT (Deployed) project at Corsham. The role will involve developing scripts to automate the installation and configuration of a wide range of applications and infrastructure e.g. Exchange, Veeam, VMware products. PowerShell is the script language of choice as the development is mostly for a Windows environment, though other scripting languages are also used. There is already a large scripting team that operates as a software team using an Agile methodology, and these roles are in this team.
The successful engineer will be expected to integrate in to teams responsible for:
  • Developing zero-touch scripts that integrate with bespoke and COTS orchestrators e.g. Ansible
  • Integrating and testing scripted deployments in a virtual environment and then a physical environment
  • Occasional visits to customer sites to support deployment
The applicant would ideally have skills in at least some of the following areas and a willingness to learn:
  • PowerShell, including advanced coding features e.g. Workflows, Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Bare Metal Deployment. Training can be provided if an otherwise suitable candidate needs these skills enhancing
  • Python, batch scripting, VBScript
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 Operating Systems
  • Active Directory
  • VMware, ESXi, vCenter, NSX, Horizon
  • Undertaking changes in controlled environment
  • Atlassian toolset
  • Collaborative working in a team environment
  • Technical documentation production
Applicants must be a UK National and will require a minimum of SC clearance and a willingness to undergo DV clearance
What we are looking for in you:
You will ideally be outgoing, flexible and self-driven with a passion for innovation and enjoy the challenge of solving new problems, with a logical approach to your work. You should be adaptable to the changing digital world, naturally looking to learn new skills and have the ability to spend periods of time working both locally and away from your base site. In return we can offer a rewarding rich and varied career.
Location: MOD Corsham

Salary: £Competitive
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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