Systems Administrator

  • Reference: CJ47118
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Munster, Waterford
  • Category: Information Technology

Systems Administrator



Role Responsibilities:


  • Design, Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of hardware, operating systems, and network infrastructure devices.
  • Upgrading systems with new Operating System releases and patches
  • Management of the network of servers world-wide in data centers and on cloud providers
  • Setup of performance and availability processes and metrics for key processes and systems  using proprietary and in-house network management solutions
  • Monitoring the performance and availability of key processes and systems 
  • Assisting with hardware, telecom and software vendor evaluation and recommendation
  • Creation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of PTP VPNs
  • Maintenance of hardware inventory and asset configuration 
  • Liaising with customer and partner System Administrators and IT workgroups as required
  • Development and implementation of best practices for hardware, firewall, telecom and network management.
  • Interaction with customers, vendors and staff at a technical level, as required
  • Working with internal workgroups and customers to promote I.T. Security Best Practices
  • Installation and maintenance of various cyber security applications (IDS, WIPS, DLP, 2-factor authentication)
  • Configuration and maintenance of private virtual server hardware and software (i.e. OpenStack)



Skills, Experience and Qualifications:


  • A degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering or a related field
  • Proven experience as a System Administrator in I.T, Telecoms, Networks industry. Industry certification in System Administration would be considered a plus
  • Hands-on skills with management of server hardware and cloud environments (both owned and on cloud providers such as Amazon AWS)
  • Advanced computer networks knowledge and experience. Cisco CCNA certification or similar would be considered a plus. 
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Operating Systems (RedHat Linux, Ubuntu)
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. Intrusion detection systems, data backup and recovery). Digital forensics a plus


  • Comfortable using DevOps tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, OpenStack) a plus
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, bash or Groovy
  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills including prioritizing and planning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative 

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