Azure System Administrator (IAC2197) - Research Innovations Thatcham, UK Bookmark Share Print 51 0 0

Listing Description

RII develops cutting-edge software for the government and military. We use agile development practices and user-centered design to create innovative software solutions for complex real-world problems. We're breaking through the big, slow status quo with transformative technology that fundamentally changes and improves the world.

We are looking for a committed Azure Systems Administrator to join our Infrastructure team. Solve unique, challenging problems for our Minister of Defense and Home Office customers. Help manage large volumes of critical, real-time information about issues from global to local. Get s#it done

This position requires an active United Kingdom Secret Check (SC) security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain at minimum an Developed Vetting (DV) Security Clearance.

  • Maintaining, troubleshooting, and configuring distributed environments based on many open source and commercial products
  • System administration of development, test and production systems at various locations across the globe
  • Implementing and utilizing monitoring, alerting, and response system capabilities
  • Analyzing system, software and user performance metrics to include trend capture
  • Implementing and utilizing production change and compliance management systems covering hardware life cycle, system updates, software and security patching, and technology roadmaps
  • Maintaining a suite of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to support production operations appropriate to existing or anticipated failure modes that expertly document responses to system failure issues
  • Configuring and maintaining user account management interfaces and system supports including direct customer interface
  • Utilizing security management capabilities and helping ensure a secure and MoD compliant service and system architecture
  • Supporting the DevOps environment of cutting edge military and national defense related applications
  • Periodic planned, scheduled, and/or rotational on-call system maintenance support outside of normal duty hours, as required
  • Keeping up with trends in DevSecOps and SRE
  • Performing maintenance work on-site one weekend per month
  • Providing on-call support on some weeknights and weekends based on the predefined schedule

  • BS in Computer Science, equivalent degree, or previous work experience
  • 5+ year’s experience with Linux (CentOS or Red Hat or Ubuntu) system administration
  • Experience with cloud hosting environments, specifically Azure
  • Experience with Powershell scripting
  • Experience with Ansible and Terraform
  • Conducted system performance and file integrity monitoring
  • Managed user issue identification, reporting, tracking and feedback functions
  • Escalated user issues based on trends or alerts
  • Conducted vulnerability scanning, mitigation, and reporting functions

  • Experience with AWS or Google Cloud
  • Scripting experience (Bash, Python, Ruby, etc)
  • Experience with KVM, VMWare, or other virtualization technologies
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with big data infrastructure to include Hadoop, Accumulo, Elasticsearch, and MongoDB 
  • Understand web application infrastructures to include Apache HTTPD, NGINX and Spring products
  • Experience with configuration of direct attached and storage area network units
  • Information security experience and certifications (NIDS, HIDS, Auditing, Incident Response)
  • Supported plans for security and cyber attack mitigation
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and Atlassian products
  • Have an active Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
  • At RII, we believe that diversity in our workforce is critical to our success. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger. We work to help your intellectual passions and creativity thrive. It’s one of our core values: Let your geek flag fly.

    We also offer all employees comprehensive benefits including: flexible work schedules, health insurance coverage, paid time off, 401k with a company match, paid parental leave, access to wellness programs and much more. You get this all from day one, and all paid for by RII.

    It’s all part of another of our core values: Stay human. It’s why our comfortable and colorful offices such as our headquarters, include a community game room, pantry, massage chair, and an escape room, among other amenities. It’s why we have community managers and regular community events.

    It’s also why, during the current pandemic, most of us aren’t actually in our lovely office. We’re all working fully remote where possible, with safety controls for those who do have to be on site. RII is committed to not overwhelming our healthcare system, preventing infection for those most at risk, reducing the impact on our communities, and keeping our employees working.

    Research Innovations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

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