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Senior Platform System Administrator

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle
Categories: IT

Job Title: Senior Platform System Administrator
Business Unit:
Chief Information Office
Location: Gosforth
Salary: £35,000 - £44,000 per annum DOE
Contract Type: Permanent

Making people happier about money requires us to be bold, brave and brilliant! It starts with us – the people who make the day to day operation anything but ordinary. We want our workspace infrastructure and core services to be fit for purpose, continuously developed and to ensure our IT Solutions and Technology platform is best in class.  We’ve got a great new opportunity to deliver these promises - fancy joining us?

We are delighted to be looking for a Senior Platform System Administrator to join our busy team in Technical Operations within CIO. This is a great opportunity to enhance your skills in Microsoft Server, Citrix, Storage and Infrastructure technologies, meet new people across the business and really make a difference to our customers and colleagues.

Tell me more…

You’ll be responsible for implementing, maintaining and supporting the company’s server infrastructure and core services as well as capacity planning and fault diagnosis.   You’ll understand key technical challenges and drivers in order provide innovative leadership across IT, influencing others to achieve desired outcomes. You’ll have a big focus on meeting quality standards – because that authentic, heartfelt service depends upon it. We are looking for someone to contribute to technical discussions and take ownership for the delivery of robust, commercially viable solutions. 

Day to day you’ll also be accountable for providing support for project activity through project planning and provide timely updates of progress, issues, risks and impacts as part of status reporting.  You’ll lead the way for implementing improvement initiatives and demonstrably reduce risk and increase performance, efficiency and productivity.

It’s essential that you have a strong track record of technical deliver and have experience of developing server (Windows, Citrix and VMware) and storage (EMC) based environment.  Strong relationship management skills will also really help you to hit the ground running!

To be brilliant you’ll bring experience in:

  • Windows Server
  • Citrix (VDI, SHD, Netscaler)
  • VMware
  • HP /Dell Hardware
  • Active Directory & Core supporting Technologies
  • We’d love it if you are Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or equivalent experience.

RED HOT Rewards

  • A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
  • Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
  • Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too.
  • Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!

If this sounds like a role for you, then please click the link below to apply.

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

Inclusion is at the heart of our culture. It’s written into our values. As part of our inclusion strategy, we want to build a truly inclusive culture, where every colleague and customer feels they belong, and our recruitment process reflects this approach.

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