Senior Systems Engineer (Packager)

Information and Communications Technology
Kidlington, Southampton
Band 3S, circa £43,097 per annum dependant on skills, knowledge & experience plus 5% on call allowance. Progression based on performance plus benefits.
Full Time

The role


In this role you will be involved in design, planning, delivery, implementation and support of infrastructure services within the Joint ICT Department of Hampshire and Thames Valley Police. You will be taking the lead on complex design and installation projects undertaking peer review including architectural review and quality assurance boards to help drive the innovation and adoption of cloud solutions and services within Joint ICT. As a senior team member, you will be required to help mentor and act as a technical escalation point for Systems Engineers to assist resolving hardware and software problems. You will be required to ensure that operational problems are identified and resolved to support delivery of agreed service levels, within the ITIL framework providing outstanding customer service and outcomes to our customers. You will need to have packaging expertise for Windows 8.1/Windows 10 / Office 365 environment. The successful applicant needs to have packaged numerous applications using Microsoft App-V and MSI technologies.


Essential skills required:


  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 1709 or above
  • App-V 5.0/5.1 Sequencing – including scripting in VB script and or PowerShell, experience of creating Connection Groups / SCCM Virtual Environments
  • MSI packaging – familiar with creating well-authored, self-repairing MSIs and MSTs using AdminStudio / InstallShield 2015, Orca, InstEd. Creating custom actions, good awareness of Component rules, Feature construction, etc.
  • Microsoft SCCM 2012 RS2 / SCCM 1806 – experienced in creating Collections, Deployments, Applications, Packages, and Task Sequences
  • Active Directory usage, Group Policy creation / comprehension


Desirable skills :


  • Managing applications with AppLocker
  • Microsoft UE-V templates
  • SCCM Software Updates
  • Appsense/Ivanti Environment and Application Manager 8.5 or above


If you have not held residency in the UK for at least 12 months within the last 3 years, we will not be able to process an application from you.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to quoting reference 15505. We may not always wait until the job advert closes to review and progress applications so we suggest that you submit your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! 


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting the job reference number.



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All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.