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Published on 26/03/2019

Systems Administrator

We’re a market leader in our sector and have won the Website of the Year award ten years in a row, making us one of the country's most popular online brands with a large and loyal customer base.

We’re an e-commerce company specialising in premium brands and we’re currently embarking on a front-to-back transformation of our technology systems in order to bring our customers the next generation of web and mobile experiences. We're investing heavily in growth and innovation, and not just for the benefit of our external customers; we also want to bring technology improvements to our internal customers—our staff.

Our departments consist of a variety of business roles with the normal diversity of ICT requirements and wishes. Previously, administration of our internal systems was shared among the Operations team. We will now be establishing those responsibilities as an independent role for a Systems Administrator. We are looking for a Sys Admin who wants a high level of autonomy and control and who will own all internal operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the company's ICT systems
  • Own the internal network
  • Manage vendors for telecommunications, licensing, procurement
  • Establish internal best practice policies
  • Provide 1st and 2nd line ICT support to staff
  • Plan, lead & implement ICT projects
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on non-ICT related projects
  • Provide assistance to the Cloud Infrastructure team as needed

We have a development team who are building an entirely new stack from the ground up using the latest cutting-edge tech—Kotlin microservices in a service mesh configuration with React on the frontend for web and mobile—and we are deploying that to a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure.

This role also includes supporting the Cloud Infrastructure team, as time allows, to assist with:

  • Building and evolving the CICD pipeline
  • Establishing security policies and infrastructure architecture
  • Working closely with the Dev team and the security & compliance officers.

This is an autonomous role for someone who wants to take charge and be a thought leader for best practices around compliance, security and technology utilisation in the company.

We're looking for someone with strong ideas and a high quality standard who wants to set the best possible example to the rest of the organisation for how we can help them have productive work environments and the applications and support they need to be optimally functioning.

Skills and experience:

  • Active Directory (including Azure AD)
  • Group Policies
  • Networking
  • Office 365
  • MS Windows 10 Professional
  • MS Windows Server 2016/2019
  • Skype for Business
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security
  • HP printers
  • Nagios monitoring
  • RHEL Linux knowledge (nice to have)

We’re looking for someone who's disciplined, organised and with a high standard for interpersonal communication. It’s not just about knowing your way around a SYSVOL and the implications of local vs non-local GPOs but also communicating well while providing quality solutions to a team of hard-working people so that they are effective in their roles.

The Technology team is an internal product incubator committed to doing things to a high-quality standard, using modern and productive tooling and creating exceptional products. We’re a fully independent innovation design lab for a much larger parent company and our job is to explore new ideas and innovate. We’re embarking on a greenfield reinvention of our e-commerce platform around the next generation of ML/AI and data science-powered technologies driving beautiful web and mobile interfaces. We are disruptors and we’re looking for the Sys Admin who will be our internal face to the rest of our organisation.

If you have strong opinions on how to run an organization in an orderly and disciplined manner and you want to impose your quality standard over our systems, come have a conversation with us.

Dutch speaker preferred. Our Technology team is international and English-speaking but most of the rest of the organisation is Dutch-speaking. Being able to talk to someone experiencing some technical difficulty in their own language would be helpful.

This is an autonomous role for someone who wants to take charge and be a thought leader for best practices around compliance, security and technology utilisation in the company.