System Support Specialist - Virtualisation

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £31,000 - £33,000

Job ID: 164965

Our client, one of the North East’s largest financial organisations are looking to recruit a Systems and Support Specialist to join their head office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The ideal candidate will join a technical team of professionals who are responsible for server and application estate and provide technical solutions and strategies. Additionally they are involved in operational and departmental projects and provide third line system support.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To provide third line support for allocated systems ensuring OLA’s and SLA’s are met.

  • To be Subject Matter Expert on allocated systems ensuring appropriate configuration and documentation are maintained.

  • To assess and implement new systems and solutions to provide enhanced levels of functionality and availability to the business.

  • To contribute towards defining IT strategies and initiatives and recognise areas of risk.

  • To maintain and develop knowledge of advancements in technology to enable the Group to remain at the forefront of technology.

  • To ensure all allocated systems are appropriately configured, compliant and licensed.

  • To ensure all systems are installed and configured in line with security best practises and fully security patched.

  • To ensure all systems are configured to comply with the Group’s security policies.

  • To assess and implement new systems and solutions to provide enhanced levels of security to the business.

  • To produce management information and reporting relating to systems, services and projects to feed into quarterly governance.

Skills in the following areas are required/preferable:

  • VMware system administration

  • VDI implementation

  • Nessus and system security/hardening skills

  • PowerShell scripting and automation

  • Infrastructure as Code


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