Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Bromley, Kent Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Gautam Raval

Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator is required for my client who is a software house based in Kent that provide web-based software tools that drive straight-through processing for the insurance and financial services markets on a global basis.

As a Senior Systems Administrator you will be hands on to work alongside an experienced team with a view to taking ownership of the day to day running of the IT infrastructure.

This role would be suitable for a candidate seeking a career path into Dev/Ops or IT Management.

As a Senior Systems Administrator you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Open plan, relaxed and focused environment
  • Casual dress
  • Life cover, Critical Illness Cover, contributory pension
  • Perk-box membership (discounts and freebies)
  • Competitive holiday allowance
  • Well stocked kitchen - free soft drinks, tea, coffee, fruit
  • Wellness allowance to keep you active

As a Senior Systems Administrator you will be responsible for:

  • Administer, manage and maintain all aspects of the on-site Network, Servers and Appliances
  • Administer all User Security, IT Resource Access control, NT Permissions
  • Daily Backups, Systems Monitoring, Capacity planning, Monthly patching and updates
  • Project work to refresh existing infrastructure (SAN, Firewalls, Switches, VM hosts)
  • Desktop Image and updates, Mobile devices, Laptops, Asset tracking
  • Second line support for a very capable self-sufficient IT competent workforce

Senior Systems Administrator Essentional Skills:

  • Exceptional Microsoft Server Platforms 2003-2019 preferably with MCSA and MCSE preferable
  • Microsoft AD/DNS/DHCP/GPO/Certificate Services/WDS/WSUS/SMTP services
  • Solid networking skills in a Microsoft environment and all aspects of network security
  • VMWare 6.0 experience ideally with VCP certification or willing to certify within 3 months
  • Veeam Backup Solutions and Tape System or equivalent
  • O365 Administration and Services
  • Microsoft Desktop Platforms 7/10
  • Strong scripting experience in PowerShell
  • IBM\Lenovo Server or equivalent, SAN and Fiber technologies
  • Experience with BCM\DR planning and test execution

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Web Servers - Microsoft IIS/ Apache / Tomcat
  • SQL Server 2012R2 or greater experience
  • Cisco ASA, Switches and Meraki experience
  • Knowledge of orchestrator platforms preferably Jenkins
  • PRTG Monitoring, SFTP Services
  • A\V Security Software such as Bit Defender, Nessus, Carbon Black
  • Understanding of MVC N-Tier architecture
  • ITIL framework; Amazon AWS and Azure Cloud Services

Personal Skills:

  • Enthusiastic with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Showing initiative / Self-motivated to get the job done and improve practices
  • Minimum 4 years' experience at systems administration level preferably for a software house
  • Great interpersonal skills - ability to converse with both internal and external customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Calm, helpful and friendly, thriving in front of a challenge with a strong desire to succeed

Additional notes

  • This role requires working one weekend a month for planned maintenance
  • If the role evolves into external client support and on-call requirement it will attract overtime

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