• Location: London, England
  • Date Posted: 4th Aug, 2020
  • Reference: 634463172

Office 365 Systems Administrator - £250-£300 - London- 3 months

Job Overview

The Systems Administrator is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure both on premises and cloud based. The role requires close coordination with other teams within the IT department to ensure the infrastructure meets the needs of the business. Travel to other offices will be required. Infrastructure team members are based in multiple offices across the US and in London.

Mainly a Microsoft house, my client is looking to leverage their investment in O365 and are currently in hybrid mode for Exchange and looking to go the same route with Skype for Business are migrating their Corporate Intranet from SharePoint on premises to O365. Interest in Cloud technologies is essential for this role. My client has an extensive VMware and VDI environment supporting our SAS and Stata Data Analytics.


  • Administers, oversees and monitors systems including, servers, infrastructure, hardware and software. Server builds, maintenance and patching

  • Carry out day to day administration tasks for onboarding and off boarding end users

  • Works with the rest of the IT team to identify business needs and develop/deliver programs to meet those needs

  • Provide an escalation point for service delivery requests

  • Provide and initiate problem resolution for infrastructure including raising tickets with vendors and following through to resolution

  • Ensure that the team are kept informed of all issues. Follow and refine good working practices and procedures

  • Keep documentation up to date

  • Assists with cross regional IT operations, projects, escalated user support, or network operations tasks as requested

  • Provides support to technology-related efforts to ensure compliance with security and regulatory requirements

  • Actively participate in audit cycles

  • Look for opportunities to streamline IT processes and reduce cost or gain efficiencies

  • Identify opportunities to leverage cloud services

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience supporting systems in a distributed network based on Microsoft technologies in a professional services environment

  • Experience with data center consolidation would be useful

  • Experience in supporting Microsoft technologies including server and desktop operating systems, Active Directory, Exchange messaging and database systems

  • Experience in provisioning and managing iSCSI based storage systems

  • Experience with VMware

  • Supporting data analytics systems, SAS, STATA and VDI preferred

  • Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and azure experience

  • Experience of Cloud migrations is beneficial

  • Experience working in an International environment is preferred

  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Interest in researching new technologies

  • A good understanding of today's IT security challenges

  • A team player who enjoys collaborating a with group of people with diverse personalities and backgrounds

  • Ability to deal with demanding stakeholders and maintain a calm manner in stressful situations

If you are looking for an exciting, new opportunity and you think you have the right skill set then apply below or forward your CV to Joe Bose at j.bose@nigelfrank.com or call 0203 861 5342 for more information.

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