Systems Administrator

Heat Recruitment
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Systems Administrator at a successful Managed Service Provider. The successful candidate will have a background in supporting Microsoft desktop and server products (such as Windows XP/Vista/7, Windows Server 2003/8, - Exchange 2010 and Office 2007/10 with proven hands on and theoretical knowledge of Cisco, LAN and WAN networking along with experience of deputising the running of a Service Desk.

Technical expertise and skill set:

  • Server administration - Server 2008, Server 2008r2, Server 2012, this must be hands on experience.
  • Full awareness and management of Active Directory.
  • Practical hands on experience using VMware.
  • Full awareness and management of DNS / DHCP.
  • Experience with firewall rules and policies, again ideally hands on (Cisco / Fortinet firewalls).
  • Have experience in management of MS Exchange or be familiar with Office 365 deployments.
  • Have experience of managing data backups from Server environments, have experience of the types of backup solutions that can be employed.
  • Practical hands on experience of managing network switches(VLan creation and management, managing stack switches).
  • Practical hands on experience of troubleshooting network LAN and WAN environments and the utilization of appropriate tools such as IPerf and WireShark.
  • Practical hands on experience of utilizing Hyper V.

Soft skills and experience

  • Skills relating to the delivery of IT projects.
  • Aware of best practice standards within the delivery of IT (this could be against a security standard like PCI, CoCo, ISO), (patch management and mechanisms to deploy patches etc..).
  • Willingness to learn new skills and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced growing business.

Ideally the candidate would hold or be studying for:

  • MCP’s - Microsoft Certified Professional qualifications - ideally a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator MCSA.
  • CCNA or parts of the CCNA of which are ICND1 and or ICND2 (ICND1+ICND2 make up the full CCNA).
  • Qualification in VMware.
  • CompTIA.