Date posted: 13 Jan 2022

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

That is why we are looking for a Senior IT Analyst to join the Chelton team.

Reporting to the IT Support and Infrastructure lead, the successful post-holder will act as a senior technical resource within our IT team and play a senior role in implementing optimised processes and management practices resulting in infrastructure, systems and services that are reliable, scalable, secure, efficient, well controlled and documented, adhering to ITIL best practices.

This is a genuine career opportunity for a talented 3rd Line Engineer or Analyst, experienced in Windows Server and Virtualisation technologies. This is a key role working on a broad range of the latest technology, with a team of talented Engineers and Analysts at our Head Office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 

Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Salary £45,000 - £55,000 DOE.

Key Responsibilities

  • Installation, configuration, maintenance and support of infrastructure and systems
  • Offer expertise within the team for the resolution of all technical incidents and problems
  • Make a significant contribution in delivering continual tangible and measurable benefits and value in terms of improving customer service & satisfaction and operational efficiency, whilst reducing risk and operational costs to minimal levels
  • Proactively identify opportunities and create and deliver robust business case proposals to team Manager to improve reliability, stability and efficiency
  • Instigate and orchestrate changes to infrastructure and systems, in line with change control processes
  • Facilitate and typically lead, the management of medium/large technical projects and complex work packages into business as usual operations
  • Support, coach and mentor the more junior members of the team, leading by example
  • Contribute with ideas and suggestions on continuous service improvement
  • Develop, produce and maintain IT documentation and following IT procedures as required

Person Specification 

Significant knowledge, understanding and expertise including but not limited to:

  • Microsoft Server technologies; MS Server, MS Exchange, MS Clustering, Active Directory Services, Group Policy, Windows Terminal Services, Certificate Services, ADFS
  • VMware Data Centre Virtualisation, vSphere ESXi, vCenter, SRM/SRA,
  • CommVault
  • Quest – Azure AD backup and recovery
  • Disaster Recover, Replication and Recovery services
  • Server Hardware: Dell, HP
  • Networking: MPLS, Lan, switching, HP/Cisco
  • Storage technologies: HP SimpliVity, Fibre Channel Switches (Brocade) etc.
  • IaaS and Cloud technologies; Microsoft Azure, Office 365, AWS, RackSpace
  • Server Networking including TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, DHCP, Load-Balancing technologies
  • System Management and monitoring technologies; SCOM, SCCM
  • Scripting knowledge (PowerShell)
  • Anti-virus technologies; Sophos End Point Protection
  • Experience supporting enterprise level infrastructures
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to achieve prompt resolution
  • Strong experience of incident and problem management including 3rd party service providers
  • Capable of managing concurrent initiatives
  • Solid operational understanding of service management standards and tools; Minimum ITIL V3 Foundation qualified

It would be advantageous if you had:

  • Industry recognised qualifications including but not limited to CommVault Certified Engineer, Microsoft Certified (MCSA, MCSE) and VMWare Certified Professional (VCP)
  • Experience in IT planning and execution (AGILE, PRINCE2 or equivalent)


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits scheme 
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.