Systems Administrator - London

  • 04 Jun 2020
Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions. We develop, deploy and support quality, resilient software for trading in multiple asset classes in cleared and OTC markets. Trayport’s software is used by the world’s largest trading companies in high profile markets that include derivative and cash instruments. 
 
We are a rapidly growing business, achieving consistent profitability and year on year growth. We have appeared in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Forbes and topped the Sunday Times Tech Track league of companies. We pride ourselves on being a leader in our field, building the best trading systems to support our clients' needs throughout the world.

Our people are crucial to our future. We recruit talented and innovative people and as such are constantly challenged and inspired by those around us. We employ intelligent, enthusiastic, adaptable individuals and give them the freedom, training and guidance to help them become the very best.
 
JOB ROLE
You will be a member of the Information Technology Team, working in a challenging environment supporting the business in day to day operations, as well as facilitating business changes. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop, maintain, continuously improve and support the internal IT infrastructure, including servers, networks and telecoms systems.  This role will be a major stakeholder in the successful delivery and performance of IT services for our internal clients and the fulfillment of our obligations and Service Levels Targets
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
You will be responsible for:
- Assisting 1st line in providing a high level of service to internal users.
- Delivering a high quality service to internal users by resolving 2nd line requests and incidents.
- Working together with 3rd line and infrastructure team on high profile requests and incidents.
- Monitoring, maintaining and developing internal infrastructure
- Maintaining DR plans and assisting in failover tests
- Internal infrastructure project ownership and delivery
- Providing technical expertise to other teams in Trayport
- Maintaining a high awareness of information security requirements/concerns and complying with ISO27001 policies and processes

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

Excellent knowledge and proven expertise of:
o Deploying and managing Active Directory
o Deploying and managing MS Windows Server 
Good knowledge of fundamentals of TCP/IP Ethernet networks
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Proven ability to collaboratively pursue issue resolution and push for short term and permanent solutions to ongoing problems;
Understanding of fundamental computer architecture and operating system concepts;
Excellent knowledge and practical experience of Windows environments;
Practical experience of Powershell or shell scripting
Practical experience of Virtualisation platforms (VMware ESXi);
A degree in a technical, scientific or engineering discipline (2:1 or above) and/or relevant experience;

Desirable

Knowledge of ITIL, willingness to pursue deeper study and expertise.  
Practical experience of using and understanding MS SharePoint and MS SQL Server
Google G Suite experience

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Essential

An affinity for teamwork and collaboration
Communication skills, verbal and written, and ability to listen
Ability to manage time, prioritise work, work under pressure.
Process and quality driven.
Possessing an ability to take initiative and actively proposing solutions
Logical and creative. Ability to solve problems innovatively.
Business minded and able to focus on value-added; passionate about solving real business needs rather than using technology for technology’s sake. 
Appreciation that working outside normal hours, dependent upon client requirements, will be required sometimes 
A strategic thinker, who thinks long-term, and considers the bigger picture. Keen to be accountable for the success of key aspects of the business.
High degree of integrity and honesty
Sense of humour