Network Administrator

Recruiter
CIM Recruitment Ltd
Location
Maidstone
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Network Administrator THE ROLE This is a great opportunity to join our client's IT team, putting your experience to use helping them deliver secure and reliable systems and networks. They are a small team, which means you will be involved in almost every area of the network at some stage. You will be supported and trained through the areas new to you, but you will be bringing experience and talent to the team which will let our client achieve interesting things with you on board. This role would suit an MCSE-level (or similar) candidate who is familiar working with primarily Microsoft products. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS • Administer all network systems (hardware and software) including: deployment, configuration, monitoring, maintenance of systems including patch management, hardware, and software update services • Ensure all systems maintain the highest possible availability and operations • Troubleshooting, fault finders and resolution of network related issues • Assisting for maintaining the security and integrity of the network PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES • Install and integrate new server hardware and applications • Backup of systems and ensure recovery of data meets RTOs and RPOs • Establish network specifications by establishing user, access and security requirements; designing networks, including interface configuration and routing protocols • Maintain network by evaluating performance issues; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor • Secure network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support • Provide 2nd-line support to end users • Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network • Planning and implementing future IT developments and undertaking project work • Liaise with third party support companies • Develop and test new technologies • Documentation kept up to date • Investigate, recommend, and install enhancements that optimize network availability • Provide weekend/evening support on an (approximately) eight week rota basis • Other ad hoc duties as required PERSON SPECIFICATION • Positive, outgoing & friendly personality • Excellent communicator – verbally and written • Calm • Autodidactic • Intelligent • Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills • Logical & systematic • Ability to interact with any level of staff with confidence & clarity • Full, clean driving licence • Ability to work alone, on own initiative or as part of a team as required • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, planning time & priorities • Willingness to work occasional unsocial hours TECHNICAL SKILLS 1. Software a. Microsoft Windows server (2008 R2 onwards) i. Active Directory ii. Group policy iii. DHCP and DNS iv. DFS b. Microsoft Windows 7 & 10 c. Hyper-V d. Veeam e. Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence) 2. Hardware a. Dell servers b. SANs (Dell Equallogic) c. Routers & switching (HP, Cisco, Dell) d. Wireless Access Points (Lancom, Meraki) KEY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: IT Manager Key relationship: Senior Network Administrator We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion