IT Engineer

IT Engineer

IT all-rounders who want to work in a fast paced, operational environment. You will work on day-to-day maintenance but also be exposed to a wide range of projects which will develop and enhance the service to our customer.

Salary negotiable

Based Farnborough, Hampshire

Thorn SDS provides specialist consultancy and managed services into the European Space and Defence sectors. Our teams of highly skilled engineers and technicians deliver critical services to our clients, often embedded within their core operational areas.

Ideally you should have a good level of experience in most of the following areas:

Scripting, Networking, Linux, Firewalls, Windows, and Virtual Servers, Cabling and Hardware Installations.


  • Check and update the Tasking to deliver set tasks by an agreed deadline
  • Carry out daily on-site checks
  • Conduct basic system fault-finding
  • Undertake basic fault resolution e.g. hard disk replacement, network card replacement
  • Conduct patching activities (largely MS & Linux) and update the patching spreadsheet and other patching documentation in line with the correct procedure
  • Undergo basic operation and maintenance of Cisco equipment
  • Maintain the virtual machines (VMs)
  • Carry out cable laying and tidying to CIDA standard as required
  • Follow the Engineer Password Management Procedure
  • Review and update the callout and remedial action spreadsheet management as required
  • Gather intelligence and knowledge of site-specific working and installation information and keep the team up to date with any specific requirements/changes
  • Liaise with the local client during site visits
  • Carry out other tasks when requested by the Engineering Team Leader or Programme Manager

Benefits include:

–  33 days holiday (including bank holidays) 

– Workplace pension scheme,

– EAP 

– Subsidised on-site gym membership.

Due to the security restrictions of the program, you must hold a UK passport, and ideally a high level of UK security clearance. 
You will need a current driving licence to travel to client sites.

Please forward your CV to




Engineering team based onsite at EUMETSAT providing services focussed on real time end-to-end mission operations and the systems required to support them.


We are searching for a Spacecraft Operations Engineer to complement our team in Germany.




Charwell House, Wilsom Road,
Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2PP




Hanauer Landstr 523,
60386, Frankfurt

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64310 Pfungstadt



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