• System Administrator

    Posted Date 7 months ago(03/08/2018 12:34)
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  • Overview

    Reporting to the Global Infrastructure Architect, this role will be responsible for all aspects of system administration across Hogarth, there will be scope for design work but is also a hands-on position involving the provisioning, installation, operation and maintenance of Hogarth servers, infrastructure and Enterprise IT services.


    • Provide technical leadership to the broader systems administration and production engineering teams in EMEA, APAC and AMER.
    • Maintain and optimise and upgrade Hogarth’s global VSphere estate.
    • Assist with the implementation of regional IT & Infrastructure projects
    • Document internal IT process and procedures
    • Attend regular technical departmental meetings
    • Manage and resolve IT and Systems technical production issues as they arise.
    • Liaise with third part suppliers and vendors as required.
    • Perform backup and archive management
    • Install and rebuild new and existing servers
    • Develop and maintain installation, configuration and DR procedures.
    • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
    • Research and recommend innovations and automations for system administration tasks
    • Hardware and software performance management
    • Ensure security standards and best practices are adhered to for all systems
    • Perform regular maintenance on all in scope systems
    • Repair and recover hardware and software failures
    • Apply OS updates, patches and configuration changes
    • Configure/ add new services as required
    • Analyse system logs and identify any potential issues with systems
    • Maintain operational, configuration or other procedures
    • Responsibility for documentation on the configuration, maintenance and operation of systems
    • Performance reporting and support capacity planning
    • Perform on-going performance tuning, hardware upgrades and resource optimisation as required
    • Maintain data centre and testing lab environments
    • Ensure availability of all network and infrastructure systems 24/ 7 and that all service levels are met or exceeded
    • Perform routine audits of systems and software
    • Ensure all systems are integrated into the global management, monitoring and performance testing system
    • Training and mentoring other systems administration staff
    • Liaise with suppliers to remain abreast of latest product developments
    • Plan for future expansion requirements and provide appropriate input into the budgeting process
    • Will require some evening and weekend work, sometimes at short notice


    Essential Experience & Skills Required:

    • 5+ years MS Windows system administration
    • 3 + years Linux systems administration
    • 3+ years performing architecture-level project work in a large environment
    • MS SQL Server 2012 administration and clustering.
    • Windows Server clustering and load-balancing.
    • Familiarity with Debian and RHEL derived Linux
    • Familiarity with OS X.
    • Ability to manage multiple, high-priority projects
    • 3+ years experience with server virtualization
    • Scripting experience in Bash, Python, VBScript, or PowerShell
    • Experience in administrating Windows domain structures and Active Directory
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to mentor and share technical knowledge with team members
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize and organize work to ensure service level agreements are met
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to learn quickly
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability and desire to take ownership, seeing tasks and projects through to satisfaction and completion


    Desirable Experience:

    • Media Agency background (desirable)
    • Familiarity with Cisco UCS
    • VCP 5/6
    • Familiarity with Dell Fluid Data Portfolio
    • VCAP (DCD)
    • VCAP (DCA)
    • Familiarity with Junos
    • Fabiliarity with Cisco
    • Object Storage
    • Veeam Backup
    • Azure
    • O365


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