Data Centre System Engineer, Jobs, 50806
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Data Centre System Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive plus benefits
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Glasgow
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About the role

We’re recruiting for an experienced Datacentre Systems Engineer to join our Digital Infrastructure team to support and enhance our existing hybrid datacentre offering.

What we can offer you:  

  • 33 days’ annual leave, with room to grow  
  • Private healthcare 
  • Life assurance  
  • Generous retail discounts  
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages  
  • Pension scheme  
  • Flexible working approach  
  • Opportunities for training and progression 


Full time: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm 


Our Digital team is based at our Kilbirnie Street office in Glasgow.

About the role

Our mission at Arnold Clark Digital is to build, deploy and run industry-leading digital systems that help support the company’s goal of being ‘easy to do business with’.

Therefore, this is a great development opportunity to build new and enhance existing skills while working with a team that has a great track record of delivering new and innovative solutions.

You will be part of Arnold Clark’s Digital Infrastructure team, responsible for the design, build and management of an extensive hybrid datacentre infrastructure. This will feature an array of computer and storage platforms deployed across multiple on-premise datacentres, as well as PAAS and IAAS services across multiple cloud providers.

You will assist the Datacentre Systems Engineers in day-to-day operations, including the build, maintenance, patching and upgrading of the Windows Server estate, server and storage hardware platforms and VMware ESXi virtualisation services.

You will also be involved in project-related activities around infrastructure design, solutions and driving efficiencies for the business.

Day-to-day duties

  • Managing server and storage platforms in the datacentre.
  • Installation, configuration and upgrading of Windows Server operating systems.
  • Using VMware to manage server deployments.
  • Deploying and automating patch management across the server estate.
  • Managing and updating Active Directory, DNS/DHCP services.
  • Monitoring system performance and taking corrective actions.
  • Managing the backup and recovery of servers and data.
  • Third line support duties including incident management.

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience of working at a technical level in operational duties
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows operating systems
  • A good understanding of DNS and DHCP services
  • Experience managing accounts within Active Directory
  • Experience of monitoring toolsets and acting based on alerts
  • Troubleshooting various technical issues and problems

Nice to have but not essential

  • Powershell scripting

Arnold Clark is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to create an environment where collaboration, unique perspectives and multiple approaches are celebrated. We care about our employees and our communities, we nurture talent and encourage ambition, and we are passionate about people who take pride in their work. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do – diverse in our make-up, united in our goals. 

To find out more about Life at Arnold Clark, visit our website. 

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance