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Junior Systems Administrator

Compass Group UK Ireland
Closing date
16 May 2022

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Part Time
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The role is based at Parklands, Birmingham but may involve home working, travel to other Compass sites and engaging with third party suppliers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Provisioning cloud resources and implementation automation
  • Testing disaster recovery processes and procedures for backups
  • Implementation and management of security policies
  • Ensuring access controls and data integrity
  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems in AWS.
  • Implement AWS solutions using EC2, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, EBS, IAM, SNS, SQS, SWF, Route 53, Application Load Balancer, Code Deploy, Jenkins, Elastic File System, Direct Connect, Cloud Watch, VPC, Security Groups, CloudFront, Cloud Trail, Auto Scaling Groups, etc.
  • Build cloud environments using automation and configuration management tools (e.g. Cloud Formation/Terraform)
  • Ensure all service components are administrated, maintained and documented in accordance with suppliers and department standards
  • Ensure adherence to all defined standards for Incident, Change and Problem Management, including the effective transition of new infrastructure services
  • Improve, maintain and support key performance reporting data
  • Generating financial recharge data for stakeholders
  • Monitoring and managing billing and cost optimization processes
  • Ensuring build standards are followed
  • Monitoring performance and availability of the applications and services
  • Optimization of the Cloud environment for ensuring maximum performance balanced against cost
  • Identification of potential issues and their resolution
  • When trained, provide out of hours stand by support for the infrastructure environment
  • Experience of administering an AWS cloud environment (1 year +) 
  • Strong technical documentation skills with ability to summarise technical issues or proposals in non-technical language when required.
  • Experience / understanding of IT security fundamentals
  • Good understanding of technical problem management, being able to apply logical component failure analysis to ensure efficient and timely resolution of issues.
  • Proactive seeker of emerging technologies, maintaining professional knowledge and skills and identifying new technical solutions and trends.
  • Good knowledge of the ITIL framework
  • Practitioner level experience of a range of technologies, including, but not limited to:
  • Microsoft SQL Server (all Versions including AWS RDS)
  • SQL Profiler/SSRS/SSAS
  • Integration Techniques (APIs)
  • Server Management (Windows and Linux)
  • Active Directory
  • IIS
  • Nagios
  • Supportworks
  • Routing & wireless technologies – DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP
  • DevOps frameworks and processes
  • SysOps frameworks and processes
  • £Competitive salary per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
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