System Specialist - Authentication

England Permanent £27,000 - £40,927
  • The primary responsibility will be for authentication services & Windows OS secu
  • Part of a leading research institution with access to the latest technology

About Our Client

UEA is a world leading research institution which is based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 17,000 students. UEA is one of six organisations that together forms the Norwich Research Park (NRP) Partnership; home to nearly 3,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions and a world leading centre for environment, health and plant science research. At UEA we come together from different fields to learn, innovate, collaborate and help create a better future.

Job Description

The System Specialist - Authentication, Fully Remote, England duties will include:

  • Delivery of authentication services and Windows OS security including:
    • Upgrading and maintaining existing applications and tools, flagging conflicts to the Head of Systems.
    • Ensuring appropriate security, business continuity and backups arrangements are in place.
    • Ensuring that systems are configured and maintained to provide the appropriate security and resilience.
    • Monitoring hardware and system performance
    • Monitoring performance of contractors and suppliers
    • Resolving faults, ensuring appropriate inoperability between systems and providing general support.
    • Ensuring that full systems documentation is produced and maintained.
    • Decommissioning systems and applications at the end of their life cycle.
  • Transition to service and continual service improvement:
    • Provide technical support for the Operations and Service Desk teams.
    • Providing training and documentation to the Operations and Service Desk teams.
    • Validate documentation
  • Proactive contribution to the development of authentication services and Windows OS security including:
    • Advising the technical lead and Head of Systems on the strategic direction and roadmap of this area.
    • Undertaking option appraisals, selecting new systems.
    • Systems design and capacity planning.
    • Installation of new systems, including configuration, testing, migration, training and managing from project to live service.
  • Ensuring appropriate consultation with faculties and central units about the support and development of authentication services and Windows OS security.
  • Ensuring that appropriate process review work and policy redevelopment is built into system changes.
  • Leading projects or project strands and contributing to projects as required
  • Identifying and sourcing appropriate IT training and consultancy.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant technologies in order to assist with integrating services into Infrastructure Operations systems.

The Successful Applicant

The System Specialist - Authentication, will have:

  • IT related degree (or equivalent qualification) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience of systems development including managing enterprise-level secure server infrastructure.
  • Experience or system design, capacity planning and operational monitoring.
  • Experience of Microsoft and Linux operating systems.
  • Strong experience of PowerShell and Windows command systems

To stand out, ideally you have some of the below experience:

  • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Experience of managing and deploying an enterprise-level secure server infrastructure.
  • Experience of enterprise-based server OS deployment and management solutions
  • Expert skills in Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory.
  • Expert skills in current Microsoft Server operating systems
  • Understanding of the inter-relationships between server software, operating system software, hardware and network systems.
  • Experience of applying hardening benchmarks to achieve compliance requirements.
  • Experience of storage area networks (SAN) including security, networking, nackups and management tools.
  • Experience of Microsoft and Linux operating systems
  • Experience of network based services, DHCP/DNS, SNMO, CIFS (SMB) and NFS

What's on Offer

The System Specialist, Remote Based Role, England will receive:

  • Base salary of up to £40,000 depending on experience
  • Remote based position
  • Fantastic, comprehensive benefits package

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Kieran Scully
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2168

Job summary

Systems Engineer
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Kieran Scully
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2168
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