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Senior Systems Administrator (Microsoft Windows)

Posted on Jan 1, 2020 by Easton Haines Consultancy

Newport, Gwent, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £42k Annual

Senior Systems Administrator (MS Windows)

About the Job

The Senior Systems Administrator is a technical role within the IT Operations and Support Team.

You will become part of a highly skilled team in a very busy environment. The team is accountable for the successful delivery of high availability infrastructure services for internal and external customers with an availability SLA of 99.5%. Working with a wider team of around 15 IT specialists in the Infrastructure & Networks team you will work closely with the technical and leadership teams to make sure that delivery and support infrastructure solutions meet the customer needs and are in keeping with corporate infrastructure behaviours of the team and the wider organisation.

This is a key technical role that requires analytical problem solving skills and the ability, at times, to work under pressure.

Due to the nature of the work some flexible working is required, hours covered are currently 7am - 7pm with an average of 7.5 hours worked daily between these times.

After the initial six months probationary period, this role may attract an "on-call" allowance where the candidate can apply to participate in the existing "on call" rota on a 1 week in 4 basis.

About the Candidate

The successful Senior Systems Administrator will have

- Strong experience of supporting Windows Server System
- A good understanding of Microsoft products and Active Directory technologies
- Microsoft SCOM Administration (or equivalent)
- Microsoft SCCM Administration (or equivalent)
- Good understanding of VMWare Administration
- An understanding of Wide Area Networking (WAN) and VPN technologies
- An understanding of configuration of basic Network and Telephony principles
- Good Scripting skills

Experience of Linux (ideally Red Hat) would be a definite bonus!

The Company

My client is a leading Software and Business Solutions organisation with over 1000 staff across their offices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. They are a dynamic, growing business with a vision to be the leading provider of software and third party servicing to the financial services and insurance sector.


In return you will receive a salary of between £35,000 and £42,000, call-out allowance/overtime payment, profit related bonus scheme, 24 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30) and life assurance of four times your salary. On completion of the probationary period you can join the group pension plan and obtain up to a 6% match contribution into your pension plan. Access to private medical cover is also available and a flexible benefits scheme can also be enjoyed.

What's in it for you?

Join a growing company at the cutting edge of software and business services
Enormous career potential - the company is growing year on year
My client's values of integrity, teamwork, pioneering and determination reflect their priorities to employees
Continuous learning and development is a key part of their culture and a variety of training options are available to support your career development

Please note that, unfortunately, due to the high level of applications, we are only able to respond to those candidates whose CVs match the job requirements.

Reference: 820155760

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