Enterprise Platform Administrator

£60,000 per day | London | Permanent
Posted 17 days ago

Enterprise Platform Administrator

Are you looking for your next exciting opportunity? Do you feel like you need a change? Would you like to work for one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable Banks? Well look no further as the perfect opportunity is right in front of you! With the organisation offering an excellent work-life balance and a benefits package, it’s an opportunity not to be missed out on!

Enterprise Platform Administrator

Overall objectives of the job:
• The Platform Administrator will be responsible for ensuring the good operation of all aspects of the systems across all environments (Production, DR, Development, etc) in line, where possible, with current accepted best practice, and within the constraints of the Change and Configuration Management procedures.
• As well as ensuring the smooth day to day management of the Platform Servers, related SAN infrastructure, and Backup solution, the Platform Administrator will be expected to support the Service Desk through responding in an appropriate and timely manner to Service Desk tickets and mentoring requests. Additionally, the role may call for providing support to DBA, development and project teams.
• The Platform Administrator will be expected to install hardware and perform system builds to defined specifications, and to be involved in creating said specifications where appropriate. This will not be restricted to Sun hardware and Solaris operating systems, but would be expected to include other manufacturers’ hardware (which could be non-server) and Linux operating systems, and will require a good understanding of virtualisation technologies and methodologies.
• The Platform Administrator would be expected to initiate contact with and work with manufacturers to resolve upgrade and break/fix issues, and will be responsible for ensuring that all equipment and software is at an appropriate patch level, and to advise on processes and procedures around the patching strategy.
• This role will also involve a team-inclusive responsibility for maintaining a proper documentation suite for the environment, including build specifications and operational manuals, as well as taking an ongoing proactive view of possible procedural or environmental improvements, and of monitoring and reporting capacity or problem trends.

Qualifications Required:
• Degree level education, preferably in an IT related subject, or equivalent experience.
• EMC
• VMware
• ITIL

Background and experience necessary:
• Experience of Server Operational Support.
• Experience of User Support.
• Knowledge of the Banking and Financial Services industry
• Good problem diagnostic skills, both in hardware and software
• Experience with administering, configuring and fault finding in one of the following preferably both EMC SAN technology (or similar) and VMware ESX

Personal Skills:
• Good team skills
• Strong customer focus
• Process orientated, detail conscious
• Proactive, can do attitude

Principal duties and responsibilities:
• Day to day management of the environment, including proactive monitoring of the environment’s performance and capacity, to strive to operate the environment with appropriate best practice at all times
• Ownership of technical support responding to issues raised via the Service Desk in a timely manner
• Work toward becoming a subject matter expert in one or more relevant client products or solutions.
• Willingness to work on-call rotation
• Installation and build of hardware and software across server and SAN environments according to Change and Configuration Management procedures
• Working with manufacturers to resolve upgrade and break/fix issues
• To ensure that all environments are appropriately patched, and to call attention to potential issues arising from upcoming patches
• To generate and maintain proper build, operations and support documentation for the environment.
• To be aware of and play an active part in testing and qualification of appropriate parts of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Contact/relationship with others (external and internal):

Internal
• Internal communication/working relationships and their nature
• Daily contact with users.
• Liaison with IT teams re hardware and software faults, upgrades and installations.

External
• Logging maintenance calls for hardware support.
• Liaison with external suppliers re hardware and software faults.
• Liaison with suppliers re software upgrades and installs.

Enterprise Platform Administrator

Are you looking for your next exciting opportunity? Do you feel like you need a change? Would you like to work for one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable Banks? Well look no further as the perfect opportunity is right in front of you! With the organisation offering an excellent work-life balance and a benefits package, it’s an opportunity not to be missed out on!

Enterprise Platform Administrator

For more information about this role, please contact:

Ashley Waterman

ashley.waterman@interquestgroup.com
01892 553 241

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