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Senior Systems Administrator (Middleware)

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 by Easton Haines Consultancy

Newport, Gwent, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£33k - £38k Annual

Senior Systems Administrator (Middleware)

About the role

  • The Senior Systems Administrator (Middleware) will join the IT Middleware Team who are based within the IT Support Centre and play a pivotal role in providing and maintaining Middleware support across the business and to end clients.
  • The organization provides high availability hosting and software solutions for clients in the financial services sector.
  • The role primarily involves supporting IBM WebSphere applications hosted on a Linux platform and IBM System iSeries environments with further support provided around Robo FTP Scripting.
  • Due to the nature of the role and the work involved, flexible working is required. The Business currently operates a 7am - 7pm cover for the 3rd line Support Teams with an average of 7.5 hours worked between these times. A flexible attitude towards working hours and work base can also be adopted with the opportunity to work from the Cardiff office at times or up to 1 - 2 days per week from home.
  • Whilst the role is focused upon IBM iSeries and IBM WebSphere hosted on Linux, it is expected that the candidate will have general systems administration knowledge of other platforms and will take an active role in supporting the wider environment.

About you

The Senior Systems Administrator (Middleware) should have:

  • Strong and demonstrable experience of supporting/administering Web application Servers
  • Working knowledge of Linux Operating systems
  • Working experience with Shell Scripting (Python, Bash, Perl etc.)
  • Familiarity with web Application Server technologies such as IBM WebSphere, Apache Tomcat, etc.
  • Experience with FTP technologies
  • Technical problem solving
  • Robo FTP Scripting and FTP transport technologies

Any of the following experience would be a bonus:

  • Good understanding of networking and common network services (DHCP, DNS, IP v4 Routing etc)
  • DevOps - Jenkins integration
  • Automation implementation
  • SSL/SSH implementation, support and certificate management
  • Working knowledge of IBM OS/400 Operating System
  • Knowledge of Web services (eg SOAP, Rest, WSDL, etc.)


In you will receive a salary of up to £38,000 plus a profit related bonus scheme, 24 days annual leave 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 apply either by using the link provided or by emailing your CV direct to me. Alternatively, you can call for more information on the number shown below.

Easton Haines Consultancy is a specialist recruitment business for the IT industry. No terminology in the advertisement is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary or contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment business.

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