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Systems Administrator

  • £45000 - £49500 per annum
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 26/03/2021
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: RC-3SA

Job Details

An experienced System Administrator  - VMWARE / SAN  x3 are now sought to join a world leading research and educational institution in Birmingham. The team support complex, large-scale architectures on-prem and cloud, virtualisation (VMware) operating systems (including Unix, Linux and Windows), server hardware (including Blade enclosures), storage area networks, network attached storage,

Tasks for the Systems Administrator will include:

  • Troubleshooting, implementing and monitoring VMware infrastructure, (including Unix, Linux and Windows)
  • Keep VMware infrastructure updated with the latest security patches and carry out software upgrades.
  • Perform hardware upgrades and technology refresh to new hosting platforms.
  • SAN storage administration and troubleshooting.
  • Configuring and maintaining storage arrays and deploying new infrastructure to meet new capacity requirement
Essential knowledge for a System Administrator:
  • Administration of block based storage technologies (Dell Compellent, Dell SC, Datacore SSV)
  • Administering and troubleshooting a VMware environment.
  • Maintaining hardware platforms e.g. HPE c7000, HPE Synergy)
  • Knowledge of core Networking Principals 
Desirable skills for the Systems Administrator:

  • Administering and troubleshooting F5 Big-IP (APM & LTM)
  • Understanding of core technologies, (Active Directory, DNS, BIND DNS)
  • Automating infrastructure (Ansible, PowerShell, Chef, Puppet)
  • Understanding of UNIX based systems
  • Administration of file based storage technologies (Dell EMC Isilon)
  • Good understanding of backup technologies (Veeam, CommVault)
As the successful Infrastructure Engineer you will be offered a starting salary of between £45,000 - £49,500 plus excellent benefits and the role will be for an initial period of 18 months