Azure Administrator

Repl Group Worldwide Limited
Competitive Salary + Benefits
27 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Azure Administrator

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REPL Group are looking for an experienced Azure Administrator to join our team based in Henley-In-Arden, Warwickshire.

The main purpose of the role is to take responsibility for deployments for internally developed products and services developed by REPL Group and Digital. Also to provide support and guidance for internal systems, help the wider IT Department install, support and design solutions for internal use.

REPL Group delivers technology and management solutions to transform customer experience, business operations, efficiency and performance and deliver innovative, powerful and affordable technology solutions. Working across retail, supply chain, manufacturing and beyond our focus ranges from workforce management, warehouse management and back office systems to in-store digital and mobile solutions.

Key Tasks:

- Work with the internal development teams to design, document and manage the deployment process.
- Ensure changes made during deployments do not affect the hosted environments security, serviceability or the ability to monitor them.
- Work with the development teams to ensure the hosted environments are fit for purpose, regularly review these environments and report on changes that could be made to improve serviceability and / or reduce costs.
- Be an integral part of the Change Control Process, helping to understand the risk to deployments and any impact on existing systems. Be part of the change control team that designs and documents the change control process.
- Provide documentation and reporting, when appropriate, on actual deployments working closely with the relevant parties to ensure they are aware of issues and suggest changes when appropriate.
- Be a gatekeeper to the live environments, ensuring that appropriate access is maintained and ensuring access is provided on a needs basis.
- Assist with maintaining, defining and documenting all and any standards used.
- Build and document to an agreed standard environments to run REPL applications, in both REPL and customer datacentres.
- Assist in the standardisation of environments; help to document, implement and police this standard.
- Provide support during handover of environments to the wider business.
- Provide support, both in and out of normal business hours, when environments are affecting application service levels.

Obligatory Skills and Experience:

- Excellent and proven technical skills, with an in-depth knowledge of xAAS environments. A technical understanding of virtualised platforms and scalable web applications principles.
- Excellent knowledge of networks, transportation methods, protocols, firewalls, VPNs and an understanding of load balancing technologies.
- Knowledge of deployment technologies, using scripting and image based approaches.
- Expert knowledge of PowerShell
- Expert in Windows and the Microsoft back office stack, including but not limited to Windows Server and SQL Server.
- A good working knowledge of Linux, able to perform basic administrative tasks.
- Experience of working in a similar environment, where you have been part of a team responsible for deploying applications to live and test environments.
- Ability to self-motivate, working as part of the greater team but able to deliver on tight deadlines when under pressure.
- Ability to communicate verbally at all levels of the business, articulating complex principles and approaches in an easily digestible format.
- Creative approach to problem solving, able to find solutions to problems that are traditional and non-traditional in their approach.
- Knowledge of Virtualisation technologies, the management of these and how to get best solution of these environments.

Desired Skills and Experience:

- Comfortable communicating under pressure, being diplomatic and being able to take the time to understand the other perspective.
- Excellent knowledge of Linux systems, able to complete highly complicated administrative tasks.
- Expert knowledge of any or many of the following technology environments; Azure, AWS and Traditional Hosting Vs Virtualised hosted environments.
- Experience of working in a development environment, an appreciation of the developer toolset.
- Experience of being a developer and therefore the unique challenges they face.

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