Senior Systems Administrator

Zoek Pin Poole, England

35000.0000 - 45000.0000

Permanent (Full time)

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**Senior Systems Administrator
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum


  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Discount Shopping Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Home working available

Location: Poole, Dorset (home working is an option)
Travel: Moderate, UK
Working hours: Hours Per Week (Mon - Fri)
Holiday: 25 days (excluding Bank Holidays)The Client:A leading provider of IT solutions, providing services to SME’s to sizeable PLC’s, local business to international firms. Born in 1997 with offices in Poole, London, and Manchester, they provide solutions based on leading technologies. They are proud of their excellent partnerships with industry vendors Citrix and Microsoft and are the UK’s number one Gold Partner with SAP (Business One and ByDesign).

Their head office is a state-of-the-art, custom designed technology centre in Poole, which houses many of the professional, experienced, and passionate team of over 100 IT specialists. They have delivered hundreds of solutions across numerous disciplines and sectors, and have a proven track record of providing full life-cycle projects from concept through to implementation.About the RoleAs the Senior Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for the business systems within the company. Ensuring that they are well maintained, secure, supported and that they meet the needs of the growing business.

You will be working as a part of an internal DevOps team with your main focus being on the running of the main business systems, local, data centre and cloud-based services.
You will be third line support for any back-end issues that occur with these systems and will play an active part in the design and implementation of any new requirements the business may have.
You will report to the Senior Management Team and be expected to be able to present at this level concisely.As Senior Systems Administrator, you will need to:

  • Research, install and configure new business systems and networks including live, development and test systems.
  • Implement technology, directing the work of systems and business analysts, developers, support specialists and other computer-related workers.
  • Act as third line support for any issues that arise within the business systems and networks.
  • Evaluate user needs and system functionality, ensuring that IT facilities meet these needs.
  • Be a part of the planning, development, and implementation of the IT budget.
  • Be responsible for the risk management of the systems and the business continuity plans.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of all hardware and software across the estate.
  • Organise purchasing of some hardware and software.
  • Schedule upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems.
  • Monitor and manage system alerts and security alerts.
  • Guarantee the smooth running of all IT systems, including (but not limited to) security software, print services, cloud services, network connectivity, file and email provision.
  • Ensure that users adhere to software licensing laws.
  • Provide secure access to the network for remote users.
  • Secure data, and systems from internal and external attack.
  • Offer users appropriate support and advice.
  • Manage crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
  • Mentor and train new IT support staff.
  • Keep up to date with the latest technologies.
  • Contribute to organisational policy regarding quality standards and strategic planning.

About YouApplicants will need to have held similar positions within IT led companies and have a proven track record of system stability and internal service delivery. They will need to be well versed in Microsoft Cloud technologies and Data Centre led solutions, as well as having experience of traditional networking, other on-premise software and other hardware-based solutions.
Essential skills:

  • Microsoft 365 core services - Sharepoint; Onedrive; Teams; Exchange Online
  • Microsoft 365 and Azure security services
  • Azure IaaS Solutions & Azure Backup Services
  • Microsoft Intune; Windows Server; Microsoft Active Directory; Microsoft NPS; Microsoft Certificate services
  • Wireless Networking; Firewalling; Veeam Backup and replication
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Core switching and networking; Storage networking

Advantageous Skills:

  • SQL Server Implementation and Maintenance
  • Windows 10; Office 365 Application Suite; Windows devices hardware
  • Apple Mac devices (hardware and software); Apple mobile devices
  • Telephony systems; Meeting Room Systems; Patch management solutions
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure
  • Service management and customer services
  • Systems Documentation networking solutions
  • SQL Server DBA
  • VMware Server
  • SonicWall FWs
  • HP Switches
  • EMC SANs
  • ConnectWise Manage
  • Codeless Platforms BPA
  • Microsoft Power Platform
  • IT Glue
  • N-Able systems monitoring
  • Microsoft PowerBI
  • CensorNet Web filtering
  • Docusign
  • Joan Room Systems
  • 3CX telephony System
  • Clickshare and Logitech Conference Systems
  • ManageEngine Patch Manager

Required Soft skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to think laterally under pressure
  • Service management and customer services
  • Systems Documentation skills


  • Process design and consultation
  • Project management

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Business Systems Degree
  • MCSA or MCSE
  • ITIL
  • Minimum GCSE or equivalent Maths and English - grade C or above
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