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Systems Administrator

Date: 29-Jan-2021

Location: Oxford, GB, OX4 4DQ

Company: Nominet


Maybe you know us, maybe you do not. Even though you probably use our services every day. So, we would like to share more about what we do at Nominet, and why we do it, so that you can help us to build the right team.

We are proudly at the heart of the UK's critical internet infrastructure. Leading the charge in cyber security, as we explore and pioneer new tech.

We do this to enable connectivity, inclusivity, and security for our world - and create a vibrant digital future.

That is what drives us - and the kind of people we want to work with.



Competitive salary depending on experience, plus excellent benefits including a 10-20% bonus, 30 days holiday allowance, flexible working hours, healthcare, pension scheme, life assurance, wellbeing allowance, flex benefits 


Main Job Purpose

Our Systems Administration team is growing and we are looking for additional team members who would relish the opportunity to work on technology that's at the heart of the internet.

As Systems Administrator you will be responsible for supporting and managing the on-premise, hybrid and cloud IT Infrastructure services and systems for Nominet and its customers. This role is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain exposure to a wide range of technologies that underpin the critical national infrastructure for the UK registry services and Nominet's cyber security solutions. 


Job Summary:


  • Proactively manage both the hardware and software to provide excellent technical support 
  • Work with the wider infrastructure team to deliver infrastructure projects in line with the technical roadmap across multiple technologies and platforms 
  • Management of infrastructure to provide high quality support 
  • Support project activity and balance this with support and administrative tasks 
  • Manage datacentre visits, audits, server install and removal 
  • Server builds/decomission 
  • Build tools/scripts and support previously developed tools and improve automation  
  • Provide support dealing with incidents, daily checks, upgrades, changes, backups & monitoring 
  • Understand and improve/support monitoring infrastructure 
  • Work within an ITIL/ISO 20000 framework to preserve vital production services and produce appropriate documentation 
  • Work to Service Level Agreements to manage uptime and performance of both systems and services 
  • Required for on-call 


Key Requirements:


Experience working in System Administration, Server Administation or DevOps role and have proven experience of: 

  • Working within service level agreements 
  • Delivering infrastructure projects 
  • Understanding of a broad range of infrastructure technologies 


Must have good knowledge and experience with: 

  • Linux – Redhat RHEL6/7/8 
  • VMWare 
  • Cloud 
  • AWS 
  • Azure 
  • HP/3PAR SAN 
  • HP & Dell Hardware 
  • Ansible & Terraform 
  • Scripting 
  • Perl 
  • Ruby 
  • Python 
  • Bash 
  • PHP 


The following experience is desirable but not essential: 

  • Kafka / Cassandra 
  • Docker 
  • Bitbucket or similar 
  • VMWare Horizons 
  • Service Now administration 
  • Zabbix configuration 
  • SQL 
  • DNS 
  • Networking 






Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form and profile.

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