With IT infrastructure at the core of almost every business, we recruit for a broad range of organisations including managed services providers and systems integrators. We focus on finding the right skills, experience and cultural fit so that you can hit the ground running.
Infrastructure roles cover a broad spectrum of capabilities from Helpdesk to Solutions Architect. There is an increasing focus on scripting and automation and we're seeing many businesses shift their strategy between on-premise, cloud and hybrid solutions.
Platforms / Operating Systems: Windows, Citrix, VMware, Unix, Linux, DevOps
Networking: Cisco, Juniper, VoIP, PABX, IVR,
Security: Intrusion detection, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, Firewalls
Storage & Backups: NetApp, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), SAN, NAS, Commvault, Symantec
Cloud: AWS, Azure
Because Infrastructure is a very broad sector there is a high need for contingent contract staff to fill project roles or to cover absences or peak areas of demand. Companies need to maintain strong resource to support systems and projects which are often business critical. Speciality skills such as Devops are often brought in to tackle specific challenges and cross-train existing staff.
IT Infrastructure staff are relied on to ensure that the business has a strong IT platform and can always support business continuity. These staff are highly valued within organisations. Companies look for people that are highly skilled, pro-active, well liked and extremely committed.
The Spark Team have deep knowledge of the Infrastructure market and can provide industry insights and advice. See below for some of our tips for Infrastructure Professionals.
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Because organisations run on specific platforms or have clearly defined projects in mind when they recruit, the people with a very specific skills match will always be most in demand.
However with the constant evolution of technologies and strategies it's always smart to have a working knowledge of other platforms as well.
Because the infrastructure team is often the face of the IT department, interacting with people throughout the business, cultural fit is extremely important. Your technical skills matter but so does your manner and your problem solving under pressure.
It's valuable to demonstrate all these skills in your resume and LinkedIn and also critical to be really engaging if you make it to interview. Remember, It's not just what you do but how you do it.
As technologies change rapidly it's important to keep your skills current with the latest versions and your certifications up to date. It's important to keep a broad perspective as well as you may not always want to be stuck in one technical vertical. For instance many systems administrators became Cloud specialists.
As technology changes employers are looking for IT infrastructure Professionals to have strong scripting skills, which underpins their strategy to move from reactive to proactive support. An increasing number of vendor products on the market include automation as a key feature.