Lead Systems Administrator

Information Technology Keele, Staffordshire


Position at J2 Cloud Services

Who are we?

Vipre (Virus Intrusion Protection and Remediation Engine) is a leading provider of internet security solutions purpose-built to protect businesses, solution providers and home users from costly and malicious cyber threats. We have our twenty years of industry experience and are one of the world’s largest threat intelligence clouds, delivering unmatched protections against today’s most aggressive online threats. Our goal and what we want your goal to be is not so much a focus on protection and remediation but also prevention we are growing into a security ecosystem and we want you to be a part of that. If you would like to know more please visit our website: https://www.vipre.com/ and feel free to have a look around.

The Prologue:

As our new Lead System Admin, you’re going to be passionate about all things technology, you’re going to be an integral part of our team and you will showcase this daily. You are experienced and looking for a massive new challenge, you need to passionate about Linux, Ubuntu is what we’ve got but bring your skillset along we love some diversity, you’ll also be skilled in the dark arts of Networking particularly at an ISP level you will have the fundamentals and the protocols, you’ll know how to configure VPN’s, firewalls, switches, routers and everything else needed to be top network guru. We’ve got some big projects in the pipeline one being a major firewalls upgrade, we’d love your input if you’ve got exposure to firewalls we are undecided but who knows maybe Foritgate, SonicWall, Cisco or Palo Alto bring you knowledge let’s have a chat. We would love if you love datacenters we’ve got DC’s in Vancouver, Toronto, Dublin, London, a couple in Sweden and Denmark no need to for you travel to them but you need to know you’re way around.

A day in the life:

Each day you will come in fill up your mug with your choice of poison (coffee or tea) ;) you will have a chat with your colleagues, get relaxed and zone in to smash the day. You will be leading project work for new business initiatives like environment setup and configuration, infrastructure upgrades, data migrations and new product and feature rollouts. As the lead you’re going to be a role model for the rest of the team showcasing your expert level systems knowledge. Continuous mentoring so you can drive the team to establish and follow best practices to allow them to maintain and enhance our platform. You’re going to helping with capacity analysis and providing forecasts for required infrastructure capacity increases.

All about you:

As mentioned previously you’re going to be passionate about:

  • Linux
  • Networking &
  • Datacenter scaling

Outside of the above we work in a DevOps culture, to us DevOps is not a role but more a way of thinking where Ops and Dev share common goals and methods for achieving those goals. We need someone T-shaped with a wide breadth of skills and a deep understanding of system administration at the server, service and network levels. This will all be explained in more detail within the job description, by the way if you want to have a look at the job description give me a call on +353 1 438 0769 or e-mail me at scott.fitzgerald@j2.com.

The Epilogue:

 Now is know what you’re thinking you’ve read the above and can’t believe it’s your dream job, sitting at your desk thinking this never happens well let me tell you a little bit about the setup in the EU region we’ve got a team lead position currently open we’ve also got two other System Admins who are based in Copenhagen and another in Keele. Support teams who fields calls they are based in Sweden, Denmark and Keele, so plenty of people to chat to, learn from and build relationships with. Vipre is also part of the wider global business J2 Global so you’re opportunities are endless. If you’re are interested but not ready to apply don’t hesitate to give me a call, shoot me an e-mail or reach out on LinkedIn I’m available at all of the below and always happy to discuss at any time that suits you. Look forward to welcoming you into our massive family.

+353 1 438 0769