Systems and Network Administrator

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Systems and Network Administrator

Up to £40,000
Benefits: Pension, Income protection , death in service, BUPA
Our client’s Network Operations team requires an experienced Systems and Network Administrator to join the existing team who currently support the business-critical production systems 24/7.
On a day-to-day basis the Systems and Network Administrator 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 systems and network administrator 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.

Benefits with the role of Systems and Network Administrator include the following:

· Pension (2.5% employee, 2.5% employer increasing by 0.5% each year of service)
· BUPA healthcare
· BUPA cash plan (cash-back for items like dental and glasses)
· Death in service
· Income protection
· Car parking loans
· Travel loans
· Enhanced maternity and paternity
· 25 days holiday
· Pizza payday
· Payday drinks


· 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%


· 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 for the role of Systems and Network Administrator

· Expert level knowledge of Windows server 2012 R2 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
· Production experience of Hyper-V
· Production experience of System Centre VMM
· Scripting experience – Powershell or JavaScript
· Microsoft certification, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD


· 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
· 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
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.

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Job Detail
  • SalaryTo £40k
  • Our ReferenceVR/02519R
  • Location Maidstone, Kent
  • Specialism IT Infrastructure
  • Vacancy Type Full Time
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