Job ID 335967
Jisc is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team on a Hybrid basis- office based with full flexibility to work from home or at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell).. You will join us on a full time, permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary from £50,000 per annum negotiable depending on experience.
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We believe education and research improves lives, and technology improves education and research.
Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research and our mission is to power and empower our members with the technology and data they need to succeed. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.
The Senior Systems Administrator role:
The security team, part of Group CTO, protects UK Education and Research against a wide range of cyber security threats, supporting our members and customers in improving their digital resilience. Our products and services are currently organised into three principal groups.
You will comply with service level agreements to ensure that it meets the needs of the business and products that rely upon this. You will also assist in the monitoring and auditing of all systems to ensure all systems are performing and optimised to ensure that services are meeting the needs of the business and our members.
Responsibilities as our Senior Systems Administrator?
Maintenance and development of platforms and applications supporting the work of the cybersecurity function, including patching and monitoring
Provide second line troubleshooting and support to users of services hosted on the platform
Assist in change management policies and procedures in accordance business requirements
Assist in the disaster recovery maintenance, testing and validation required to protect our critical service in accordance with the defined policies and procedures
Ensure systems are documented and compliant with standards defined by the organisation and regulatory bodies
Ensure that all documentation, process, and procedure are maintained and reviewed in accordance with the define policies and standards
Work with teams outside of the security function to understand requirements and advise on the development of new systems and services and recommend best practices
Support the Implement systems automation and high availability topologies
Oversee the general health of services and the infrastructure, and pro-actively identify required upgrades and performance bottlenecks
To be aware of current and emerging technologies that would ensure that we can protect and enhance the security for our members.
What we’re looking for in our Senior Systems Administrator:
Knowledgeable in Linux server administration
Deploying, Integrating, and administering a wide variety of proprietary and open-source systems
Administering a variety of common web server technologies (including MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, Ruby, Java, Python)
Automating systems and processes, building in resilience
Ability to plan, prioritise and manage resources within a collaborative team-based environment
Fluency in one or more scripting languages, such as Python
What can we offer you as our Senior Systems Administrator?
Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and an additional three closure days over Christmas
A generous pension scheme with above average employer contributions
A range of leave options, including parental leave, volunteer leave and even career breaks.
A generous budget to attend conferences and in-person training
Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment, plus your own Wellbeing allowance to spend on wellbeing for you
Financial well-being support
Discounts on big-name high-street stores
Cycle to work scheme
Employee recognition awards and travel loans
If you have the skills and experience, we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge then please click ‘apply’ today to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal and become our new Senior Systems Administrator.
Thank you for your interest in Jisc