Network Administrator/Technician
Maidstone

£ Competitive
VR/03146J

Full-time, Permanent
Monday to Friday Full Time

THE ROLE

This is a great opportunity for a Network Administrator/Technician to join our client’s IT team, putting your experience to use helping them deliver secure and reliable systems and networks. They are a small team, which means you will be involved in almost every area of the network at some stage. You will be supported and trained through the areas new to you, but you will be bringing experience and talent to the team which will let us achieve interesting things with you on board.
The role would suit an MCSE-level (or similar) candidate who is familiar working with primarily Microsoft products.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

• Administer all network systems (hardware and software) including deployment, configuration, procurement, monitoring, maintenance of systems including patch management, hardware and software update services
• Ensure that all systems maintain the highest possible availability and operations
• Troubleshooting, fault-finding and resolution of network infrastructure-related issues
• Assisting for maintaining the security and integrity of the network

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Make appropriate changes and additions to the IT Systems infrastructure
• Monitor and maintain the IT Systems at single site and within the cloud
• Manage and maintain back up and recoverability testing of the IT Systems
• Maintain infrastructure in line with IT Systems disaster recovery plan
• Liaise with equipment and software vendors to as part of on-going maintenance and upgrades, in addition to specifying contracts and SLAs
• Provide and maintain a secure IT operating environment for the business and produce root cause analysis
• Establish network specifications by establishing user access and security requirements, designing networks, including interface configuration and routing protocols
• Maintain network by evaluating performance issues; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures
• Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor
• Secure network by developing network access, monitoring, control and evaluation; maintaining documentation
• Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs, providing references and support
• Provide user support and act as point of escalation for support team
• Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating and installing enhancements
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations
• Maintain confidentiality for the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network
• Planning and implementing future IT developments and undertaking project work
• Develop and test new technologies
• Documentation kept up to date
• Investigate, recommend and install enhancements that optimise network availability
• Provide weekend/evening support on an (approximately) eight-week rota basis
• Other ad hoc duties as required

PERSON SPECIFICATION

• Positive, outgoing and friendly personality
• Excellent communicator -verbally and written
• Calm
• Autodidactic
• Intelligent
• Creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
• Logical and systematic
• Ability to interact with any level of staff with confidence and clarity
• Full, clean driving licence
• Ability to work alone, on own initiative or as part of a team as required
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, planning time and priorities
• Willingness to work occasional unsocial hours

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software
• Microsoft Windows server (2012 R2 onwards)
• Active Directory(hybrid environment)
• Group policy
• DHCP and DNS
• Hyper-V
• Microsoft Windows 10
• Microsoft 365
• PRTG
• Veeam
• Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence)

Hardware
• Dell servers
• SANs (Dell Compellent, PowerStore)
• Routers and switching (Cisco and Dell)
• Wireless Access Points (Ruckus)
• Power Management (Eaton)

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