Systems Administrator

Bishops Stortford
Salary – £45k + Bonus Excellent opportunity for you to take the reins of a well-established and expanding IT department. Established over 22 years with an enviable reputation for exceeding customer expectations and low staff turnover, we require a motivated and experienced individual wanting to make their mark. Recognised as the longest established MSP in the area we offer a wealth of IT services including – PC Support, Hosted Services, Security Services and much more to diverse businesses both locally and throughout the UK. We also have an in-house workshop / shop with an excellent local reputation and many thousands of satisfied customers. The Role:
As the senior tech in a team of 9 support staff your role is varied and wide ranging. Working with the Help Desk Manager and an Assistant Sys Admin, you will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the networks, servers and the managed services they provide to our customers. An avid interest in new tech and a desire to investigate and research new services is very much encouraged. An ability to mentor and manage junior staff is required as is a desire to work with and build relationships with existing and new customers. Responsibilities:
• Core Network / IT infrastructure design and deployment
• Patching, Maintaining & Troubleshooting IT infrastructure
• Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
• Assisting with any technical issues and being a key point of escalation
• Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
• Upgrade systems with new releases and models
• Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
• Add to internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies
• Technical lead for future projects
Requirements:
• Proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role 2+ years
• Excellent Windows server understanding (2003 – 2019)
• Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Active Directory and Veeam experience is essential
• Extensive experience working with Virtualisation technologies (VMWare and Hyper-V)
• Experience with networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management
• Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
• Knowledge of daily maintenance on SQL databases
• Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
• Excellent communication skills
• BSc in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or considerable experience in this position.
Preferred:
• Ability to create scripts in Powershell, Python, Perl or other language
• Experience with Draytek & VYOS / Vyatta routers
• Working knowledge of GDPR regulations
• Microsoft Azure experience

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