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Network and Systems Technician required to create something special for an AI driven product that is the brainchild of one of the UK’s most successful business minds and  has gathered strong interest from one of the world’s largest banks.

Rewarded with stock options after a qualifying period, this is one of an extremely limited number of opportunities in the East Midlands that could make a huge difference in the financial outlook of the successful candidates in a relatively short time frame.


The product is an AI computing platform that enables extensive knowledge mapping and is targeted at organisation involved in research and development. Don’t be fooled by the big names on the market in this arena, the true power of AI is just about to get started and our client is regarded as at the forefront of the sector, working with top universities, tech leaders and with strong interest from the some of the world’s largest banks.

The current objective is to take the product from stealth start up to functioning business and to do this we are looking for geeks who absolutely love their craft.

With £10million already invested this start up organisation, with a specialised team of 12, using the very latest tech in high performance computing has already developed a powerful and fully functional MVP and is in the final stages of shaping the organization for its next stage of growth.


We are looking for someone who wants to look after the infrastructure of a revolutionary product within the AI sector. The equipment is highly sophisticated and integral to the future success of the business. Therefore, we need someone who will love and look after the technology.


  1. Network Management: Oversee the operation and maintenance of high-speed network environments.
  2. Systems Administration: Administer web and database servers, ensuring optimal performance.
  3. Configuration Management: Configure BIOS, network settings, and operating systems for both Windows Server and Linux.
  4. Hardware Maintenance: Perform routine and emergent hardware maintenance tasks.
  5. Technology Implementation: Implement and manage large-scale server environments, including GPU and AI servers.
  6. Environment Management: Manage and optimize co-located, cloud, and hybrid computing environments.
  7. Troubleshooting: Provide advanced troubleshooting for complex network, server, and storage issues.
  8. Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of systems configurations and network architecture.

Successful Candidate

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Network and Systems Operations Technician to manage and maintain our sophisticated network, computing, and storage environments. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of web and database server technologies, hardware, BIOS, network configurations, Windows Server, Linux, and hardware maintenance tasks. A strong understanding of modern computing environments and technologies, including large-scale servers, GPU servers, Machine Learning, and AI, in co-located, cloud, and hybrid environments, is essential.

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Have significant knowledge and experience of looking after network and systems operations.
  • Possess In-depth knowledge of Windows Server and Linux configurations.
  • Experience with web and database server technologies.
  • Understanding of high-speed networking and storage solutions.
  • Proficiency in hardware and BIOS configurations.
  • Strong understanding of GPU servers, Machine Learning, and AI technologies.
  • Experience managing co-located, cloud, and hybrid environments.
  • Must possess relevant industry certifications such as Cisco CCNA/CCNP, CompTIA Network+
  • Understanding of network and system security best practices.

Working Situation

The office is based in Derby however, we will consider candidates on a hybrid basis that can comfortably come to the offices on a regular basis.


£30,000-£65,000 depending upon experience

Lucrative stock options will be applied after a qualifying period.

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Derby
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£35000 - £65000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Zac Morris

    Recruitment Consultant