IT Systems Engineer

The Details

Salary: Up to £38,000

Job type: Full-time

Based in Stratford, London

Start date: Immediately


Plexal is the innovation company solving society’s challenges through collaboration with government, startups and industry. The business is closing the gap between organisations – small and large, local and global, private and public – and working towards a common goal: using science and technology to deliver national security and prosperity. It was founded in 2017 as the innovation centre at Here East and is owned by clients of specialist real estate investment advisory company Delancey.

Providing bespoke consultancy services and state-of-the-art workspaces for over 1,000 innovators, Plexal sources the right partners from our ecosystem of 15,000 connections. It supports entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups building emerging technologies and operates across multiple sectors including cyber, healthcare, intelligence and defence, government, public safety, financial services and telecoms.

Expanding on its existing presence in London and Manchester, Plexal acquired a majority shareholding in Hub8 – the Cheltenham network of co-working spaces for cyber-tech, digital and creative startups and SMEs. This is part of an ongoing mission to build the UK’s most connected cyber ecosystem, with GCHQ’s more than 70-year heritage in Cheltenham.

Plexal delivers projects for key government departments and global tech companies including the National Cyber Security Centre, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Amazon Web Services and IBM. The NCSC For Startups alumni of over 60 companies has collectively raised over £430m and created over 700 jobs, while 72 cyber startups that have gone through Plexal’s LORCA accelerators have collectively raised over £300m, generated more than £68m in revenue and hired over 800 people.

What you’ll do

In this role you will assume responsibility of the day-to-day IT infrastructure support function across multiple sites, including but not limited to the following:
• Management of existing processes (incl. Joiners, Movers, Leavers)
• Diagnose and resolve software and hardware incidents, across both Mac and Windows estates and across a range of systems and applications
• Assist all Plexal colleagues with any IT queries
• Assist workspace members with shared service queries
• Manage the IT service desk (incl. asset list, change management, etc.)
• Manage all lines of support for the IT helpdesk
• Ensure that software and firmware upgrades are completed as required
• Resolve issues related to print, copy and scan functions of the printing estate, ensuring expected functionality is available for end-users

You will also be a main contributor to:
• Supporting the deployment of new software and hardware
• Supporting all AV solutions at Plexal
• Ensuring that technical support and solution implementations follow change management procedure and best practices
• Support the Head of Technology to diagnose and resolve networking issues, working alongside our ISP to provide technical support – including the LAN/WAN/VPN environment, VLAN network and wireless network topology
• Providing technical support to the business on ad-hoc project work (incl. software implementation, one-off member services, etc.)

Key technologies we use include but are not limited to:
• Windows & Mac OS
• Microsoft 365
• Azure AD / InTune / Entra
• Jamf
• Apple Business Manager
• Fresh Service
• Teamviewer
• Nexudus
• Papercut

Given the responsibilities of the role, the candidate will be expected to be on-site 5-days a week.

Who you are

Given the versatile and progressive nature of the role, we’re looking for a positive-minded candidate with good technical knowledge, who enjoys collaborating with colleagues from departments across the business.

Plexal is a on high-growth trajectory, and we encourage internal progression, so the ideal candidate would be ambitious and looking forwards to continue building an IT-department that suits an evolving business-model.

• You have 3+ years’ experience in an IT support environment
• You are a self-starter that can identify and drive change
• You have extensive knowledge of Microsoft, Windows and macOS
• You have experience with Intune and Jamf
• You don’t mind getting stuck in and will get involved with all aspects of IT
• You have intermediate knowledge of networks and like to understand how things work
• You’re a team player and enjoy working towards a common goal
• You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why Plexal?

As a start-up, we thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment dedicated to empowering innovators. We embrace individuals who leverage technology and creativity to tackle our greatest challenges head-on. We strongly advocate for maintaining a harmonious work-life balance, our goal is to ensure every member of our team can authentically be themselves and live their best lives. We firmly believe that innovation and creativity flourish when we cultivate a diverse workforce, comprising highly skilled individuals with a wide range of perspectives to contribute.


In return we will offer you:
• A salary of up to £38,000 (depending on skills and experience)
• A generous pension scheme (with a company contribution of up to 10%)
• Annual bonus scheme
• Private healthcare, life assurance and critical illness cover
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Volunteering day

We also host a range of events Networking events each month, from fortnightly breakfasts and member drinks to learning and development workshops and meetups like Cyber Lates.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Interested? Please apply now!

Plexal is an equal opportunities employer.