Systems Administrator

£350 - £380 per day
27 Sep 2016
25 Oct 2016
Systems Administrator £380 per day 6 month contract Role based in Cambridge As one of the most revered leaders in their industry, this technology led organisation is widely regarded as one of Britain’s global success stories. This is a fantastic opportunity to join them as a Systems Administrator. We are looking for a highly-motivated and experienced IT professional to provide Windows and Exchange Server support for the company’s global infrastructure. Working alongside fellow team members and others within the IT technical teams to deliver against key responsibilities and ensure the continued availability and development of the Windows-based services. The Infrastructure Platforms team works closely with their internal customers and key stakeholders, to prioritize, plan, and execute a number of strategic projects as well as providing operations support for the global infrastructure. Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities: The successful candidate will need to develop a good understanding of the IT infrastructure and customers to: Provide day-to-day support of Windows & Exchange Server environment. Work with the engineering divisions to streamline and enhance the service offering. Ensure that appropriate system monitoring is implemented and supported globally. Provide guidance and support on advancing legacy infrastructure towards current versions. Gather global utilization metrics and report on current capacity and trends. Support the adoption and roll-out of key ITIL best practices. Contribute to the IT business continuity process and ensure that regular recovery tests are performed. Provide communications to the company user base for both reactive and proactive system outages. Education & Qualifications Relevant technical accreditation or successful completion of vendor certified training (Microsoft, VMware). ITIL certification to at least foundation level. Essential Skills & Experience Strong skills in all aspects of Windows 2008 (and forward) Exchange 2010 (and forward) servers including configuration, patching and in depth troubleshooting. Good knowledge of VMware / ESXi with hands-on experience including, server consolidation, command line usage, backup and restore technologies. Previous experience supporting and managing server hardware from one or more of the following vendors; HP, IBM, Dell. Good skills in PowerShell. Experience managing multi-domain AD forests, group policy. Good knowledge of the following Application Servers; DFS, DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, WDS, WSUS. Excellent customer service attitude, written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact effectively with people at all levels. Excellent team working skills. Capacity to work under pressure and be highly motivated to learn. This job was originally posted as

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