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3rd Line Support Engineer (Windows)

£45000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits



Respected and well-known Glasgow organisation requires a Senior 3rd Line Support Engineer (Windows / SQL Server) to design and lead a number of infrastructure improvements across the estate (before moving into a support phase).

With an overall responsibility for software, hardware and networks this position will suit a talented senior support engineer looking to make their first steps into design of systems. The role will see your role split across the following variety of key tasks:-

  • Helping with the future strategy for the infrastructure team including Windows, AD, VmWare / Hypervisors, RDBMS (either SQL Server or Oracle) and some Linux.
  • Providing the senior technical hands-on support and escalation point for the team.
  • Help develop and improve the processes and policies across the team.
  • Work closely with the Head of IT on the architecture and strategy for the team moving forward.

To succeed in this varied and interesting position you will require experience in most of the following:-

  1. Windows server platforms (some Linux would be a plus)
  2. High availability server host architecture / clusters - ideally VMware or MS Hypervisors
  3. Basic skill level in the administration of RDBMS systems (either SQL Server or Oracle)
  4. Active Directory
  5. Backup management strategy / tools (e.g. Veritas)

Good working environment with flexibility and a positive approach to ongoing training. Please send your CV in the first instance for a further discussion.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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Senior Application Support Engineer


Senior Application Support Engineer

McGregor Boyall has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Application Support Engineer to join a growing financial services organization who are passionate about adopting cutting edge-technologies across their global business and redefining the future of finance. This is a permanent opportunity.

You will join a fast-paced and growing globally-distributed team based from the flagship Glasgow city centre office. You will support business critical applications used globally throughout the business.

The applications are hosted in a Unix environment and you will work closely with your local team on a rotational shift pattern between 8am and 7pm, with an on-call rota once every five weeks.

Experience Required:

  • Application support experience
  • Extensive Unix experience
  • Shell and Perl scripting
  • ITIL experience
  • ServiceNow or ServiceFirst
  • Experience in the Investment Banking sector is an advantage

For more information or to apply please send your CV to or contact Lorna Burrows on 0141 212 2393

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.