Systems Adminstrator, London

Ascential Group
Job function:
Job type:
Perm Full Time
London, UK
£ 0 - 0
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Close date:
07 September 2018
Role Overview

On a day-to day basis, the role holder will be responsible for owning and contributing to the success of Ascential’s infrastructure projects and overall architecture. The role holder will also provide 3rd line engineering assistance to escalated problems and major incidents, occasionally providing out of hours cover (paid in addition to salary).
The ideal candidate is an experienced Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator with experience in designing, and implimenting enterprise IT solutions for a multi-national fast paced businesses.
This role would suit a top level junior with all round abilities.
Proven experience of VMWare (vSphere  5.5-6.7), Windows Server (2003-2016) and Hyperconverged solutions alongside Azure Backup, AD/DHCP/DNS and general monitoring (vRops/vSphere/Nagios) is essential.

Experience of Zerto/HA technologies, cloud implementation and Linux from an infrastructure perspective is desirable. 

The role holder will be able to demonstrate capability of designing building, configuring, deploying and tuning these systems to recognised manufacturer best practice utilising their experience and recognised training and certifications. 

Key Accountabilities
  • A multi skilled Technical Infrastructure Architect
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, motivation, as well as excellent problem solving.
  • Able to demonstrate being a strong team player while also being able to work unsupervised.
  • Infrastructure design skills, coupled with an ability to articulate and document design to a high standard following best practice methodologies
  • Offers and welcomes constructive feedback at all times
  • Is able to fully document both high level and low level designs to a high standard and hand over deployed systems to a support group, before moving on to the next project
  • Understanding of a variety of Monitoring tools
  • Strong understanding of enterprise architecture solutions
  • Able to articulate technical concepts to non technical people. Able to present.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications Required
  • Current VCP
  • Degree qualified in Information Technology or an associated discipline or equivalent life experience
  • Designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure systems
  • ITIL V3 foundation (minimum)

Ascential is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services.
Our focused portfolio of premium brands includes the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink.