Windows System Administrator

Location London
Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££65000 - £75000 per annum
Contact name: Andrew Spence

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 27223
Published: 11 months ago
Expiry date: 19 Sep 2023 11:59
My Client, who are a software company based in the financial industry are looking for an experienced Systems Administrator with a strong background working with Windows to be the point of contact for technical escalation lead Linux projects. You will be expected to provide support to colleagues within the business and work on pre-planned projects in order to keep the infrastructure, software and hardware up to date and secure. You will be joining an innovative and growing team with plenty of opportunity to further your career and develop your knowledge.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Must be highly experienced and confident with Windows Administration.
  • The successful candidate will be able to work as a member of a team of Systems Administrators performing a variety of tasks from performing daily system checks to delivery of new business projects and applications.
  • Managing, maintaining and securing of internal IT infrastructure. This includes, Servers, Hardware, Virtual Environment, LAN & WAN, Storage and Telecoms.
  • Implementation of new technology as part of many upcoming projects.
  • Providing escalation support to the other internal IT teams.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining up to date and effective documentation on all relevant IT systems, services and procedures.
  • Assisting in the Development and control of the IT security policy and associated policies.
  • Ensuring security on all systems and legal requirements are met.
  • Assisting in the management and responsibility for company data ensuring that all backup and restore procedures are adhered to and effective.
  • Ensuring that any planned changes to the IT infrastructure are efficient, viable and documented in line with Change Control methodologies.
  • Provision, configure, and manage new systems and software.
  • Ensure service availability is monitored and that appropriate alerts are set up.
  • Provide infrastructure support for our hosting environments and Intranet, including managing code deployments, software configuration, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, patch management, end-user coordination, and other day-to-day support.

Candidate Requirements (You do not need to have experience in all of these areas, but the more the better):
  • At least 5+ years commercial experience, supporting large infrastructures
  • Certified Microsoft Engineer (MCSE/MCSA equivalent)
  • Hands on Experience of Microsoft Windows Server (AD, Group Policy, DFS etc)
  • Experience of Microsoft 365 and compliance components
  • Strong understanding of Cloud stacks (Azure and AWS)
  • Experience with Server virtualisation (VMware/Hyper-V)
  • Knowledge of monitoring solutions (Zabbix/Nagios/Graylog/Grafana)
  • Experience of Switching/routing and Firewall management and network protocols (TCP/IP, DHCP, wireless, DNS, VPN etc.)
  • Experience of HP Server Hardware
  • Good understanding of SAN/NAS Management
  • Experience of Administration through automation using Powershell
  • Data backup technologies
  • Pro-active, collaborative team member

Additional (nice to have) skills:
  • Experience with Linux (CentOS or RedHat)
  • Experience with configuration management (such as Puppet or Salt)
  • Understanding of VDI and RDS environments
  • Experience of Email and Messaging systems (Postfix, Dovecot, Roundcube, Microsoft Exchange)
  • Experience with SDN Technologies
  • Security Patch management
  • Knowledge of 3CX phone systems