Systems Administrator - Windows, Linux, Scripting - Market lead

Prism Digital
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Administrator - Windows, Linux, Scripting - Market leader

My client is the global leader in their market and they seeking a natural born problem solver with a keen eye for detail to join their science orientated software house based in Marlyebone, London. As an experienced Systems Administrator, your day to day tasks will include; installing, configuring, monitoring and operating their in-house servers and internal network services including DNS, emails and firewalls.
However, there is a DevOps element to this role. My client is keen to implement DevOps practices into their daily working life. You as the sole System Administrator will have autonomy over the best DevOps practises to implement. An interest in Puppet and Jenkins would be preferred.
Working within a hybrid environment will enable you to develop both your Windows and Linux skills. The software runs on around 80% Windows and Linux 20-30% users, so it is important to have a strong understanding of Windows technologies. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your knowledge into the world of Linux as the company's internal platform utilises a predominantly Opensource Linux environment.
Essential skills:

  • Windows Server 2003-2012
  • Active Directory
  • Exchange
  • Linux ideally Debian or Ubuntu
  • Programming experience in scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, Ruby or PHP, Perl - any considered here
  • Able to work independently
  • Problem solving abilities


  • The servers and developer work stations are a mixture of Windows and Linux machines, with some running on VMware ESX
  • Network services include; IIS and Apache. You must be commercially astute in one or the other
  • Database technologies ideally MySQL
  • Managing CRM system and issue tracking

Desirable skills:

  • Commercial VMWare experience
  • Experience with build systems like MSBuild or GNU
  • Source control migration from CVS to Git
  • A keen interest in DevOps, there will be scope to implement in the future


  • 20 days' annual holiday (increasing by 1 day per year with service)
  • Pension plan
  • Potential flexible working hours

Systems Administrator - Windows, Linux, Scripting - Market leader