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Platforms Engineer



Other Engineering
Farnborough, UK
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

Job Title: Platforms Engineer

Location: Farnborough or Malvern

Package: Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type: Full time / Permanent or Fixed Term Contract

Role ID: SF 16368

Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as a Platforms Engineer where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.

The role

As a Platforms Engineer you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary. As a member of the UK Shared Services team, provide experience and capability to the IT Services function. Delivering planned and requested activities or responding to adhoc requirements in order to effectively deliver high quality services to our customers.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Support the UK Head of IT Services and the UK Shared Services function in the delivery of IT Platform and Domain Services to QinetiQ
  • Provide operational, service support during incident and problem management activities related directly to their area of expertise
  • Develop, plan and assist in the deployment of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems · Deliver improvements via planned activities within their area of knowledge
  • Assist in the service transition of new technologies and services into operational support.
  • Assist in developing solutions and services aligned to QinetiQ’s strategies and requirements.
  • Maintain a level of knowledge on new technologies sufficient to understand their applicability to our customer base and to implement and support them, if appropriate.

Essential experience of the Platforms Engineer:

  • Excellent knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, GPO and other domain service functions
  • Experience in administering Linux Operating Systems including CentOS and Redhat advantageous
  • Knowledge and practical application experience around IT Security Standards
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001
  • Ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.

Qualifications for the Platforms Engineer:

We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Application Guidance

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an= diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

About QinetiQ

As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.