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IT Systems Manager (Home Based)

Job Title: IT Systems Manager (Home Based)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough OR Home Based., United Kingdom
REF: 865
Contact Name: Peter Sanders
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

IT Systems Manager - (Slough OR Home Based) - up to 70k

The UK's leading technical security authority is expanding it's operations globally and current seeks an experienced IT Systems Manager to support this growth. This is a broad reaching role and requires a proactive and hands on systems manager, to maintain and develop a wide range of systems, including, cloud-based office platforms and ongoing contribution to several technical projects. As the Systems Manager you will also be responsible for providing technical support to the growing number of employees and liaising with several third-party providers.

Role and Responsibilities 

-    Administration and maintenance of back office systems (both onsite and cloud based. Including Office and CRM systems) 
-    Management of global private cloud 
-    Maintenance and administration of examination networks and systems 
-    Maintenance and enhancements to monitoring platforms 
-    Technical support for employees and associates 
-    Procurement of IT equipment, software and services 
-    First-line hardware support 
-    Deployment of examination content and virtual machines to international chapters. 
-    Some understanding of scripting would be beneficial 
-    Unit testing of practical examination content 
-    Liaison with various third parties, such as hosting providers and delivery partners 
-    Security maintenance and management of all systems and solutions 
-    Development and maintenance of internal automation scripts and databases 
-    Development of monitoring tools to provide enhanced candidate experience 

Required Skills & Experience

-    Server administration (Windows, Linux, VMWare) 
-    Active Directory 
-    Office 365 
-    Azure Cloud Solutions 
-    ESXi / vCenter 
-    GitLab 
-    Common network services, (web servers, database servers, DNS servers, etc.)
-    Firewalls and switches such as PfSense and Cisco. 
-    Excellent low level networking diagnostic skills 
-    Awareness and understanding of various cloud technologies (e.g. Azure/AWS) 
-    Good working knowledge of IT security 
-    Self-starting attitude, and strong communication skills 
-    Excellent problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills (Training Provided)
-    Development of examination networks and systems (at least proficient in Python and vCenter) 
-    DevOps/automated build experience (e.g. Puppet/Chef/Salt/Ansible) 

For immediate consideration please contact Peter Sanders on 01908 886033