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Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Kent, England 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

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: https://www.goldgroup.co.uk/about-us/privacy-policy. Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here: https://www.goldgroup.co.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity-policy

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