Systems and Network Administrator - Azure

Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
Up to £40k
Posted
20 Mar 2017
Closes
24 Mar 2017
Ref
VR/01973R
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Systems and Network Administrator - Azure

Maidstone

Up to £40k

Benefits:  BUPA. Pension, Death in Service, Cycle to Work Scheme and Travel Loan Scheme

VR/01973R

 

Our client's Network Operations team is expanding and so they require an experienced Systems and Network Administrator to join a team currently consisting of two full time Database Administrators and four Systems Administrators who currently support the business critical production systems 24/7.

On a day-to-day basis the candidate will be responsible for maintaining a healthy network infrastructure of networks, servers and services while also helping in the design and management of rollouts for business critical network infrastructure, products and services. 

The candidate will work closely with development teams, support all areas of the business from a ticketing system and be required to adhere to a strict change management process.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and high availability of the datacentres, network infrastructure, servers and services
  • Ensure integrity and security of data in accordance with best practices and business requirements for regulatory, security and privacy compliance
  • Ensure uptime of all services is more than 99.999%

 

ROLE:

  • Ensuring that redundancy is achieved at all levels of hardware and software in order to achieve a service SLA in excess of 99.999%
  • Proactively monitor logs and metrics to ensure uptime, highlight performance improvements and future capacity planning
  • Maintain servers and services through software updates, security patching and service pack installation
  • Manage backups and regularly test restoration
  • Assist with technology planning

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Expert level knowledge of Windows server 2012R2 and above
  • High level of experience in managing Windows server environments and Azure cloud environments
  • Networking and network security
  • Strong working knowledge of Active Directory
  • In-depth knowledge of LAN, WAN and VPN support and design
  • In-depth knowledge of Firewalls and UTM

 

Desirable:

It would be nice to find someone that had used Hyper-V and or System Center VMM experience in general but specifically after someone with real world experience using the products.

 

Scripting experience - Powershell, JavaScript or Python

Microsoft certification, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD

 

 

 

SKILLS & VALUES

Required

  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills covering network administration and security, server management, software and issue resolution
  • Good communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical employees

 

Desirable

  • Technical experience in Microsoft Azure Cloud based networking and infrastructure deployments, migrations and administration
  • Highly competent in Powershell scripting
  • Excellent planning, project, change and time management capabilities

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The role is based in Maidstone, however the need may arise to travel and visit other office locations within the UK and beyond.

The hours of work are 37.5 hours per week to cover the hours of 09.00-17.30 Monday to Friday, however the role offered is to be part of a team supporting the production environment 24/7 so will start with being included in an “On-Call” shift rota which will require some weekend and evening work. It is likely that in the near future, the team will develop into working an on-site shift pattern covering 24/7, so whilst this is not an immediate requirement, candidates applying for the role must be prepared to adopt a shift pattern in future that will require being at work at all times of day and night on a shift rota basis.

 

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