System Administrator Wintel/VMWare Dublin

The System Administrators perform engineering functions in the VMWare/Wintel environment. Work includes new OS and/or platform certification, first article server builds, operating system upgrades, patching, security hardening, presenting storage to servers, installation automation, and installation of third-party software.

System Administrators responsibilities also include working with other Technology services groups, performance troubleshooting and coordination of activities with customers, working with vendors, and resource management of Wintel/VMWare environments.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Configure and implement new and existing operating systems and applications software.
  • Research new products and technologies to improve system performance.
  • Work with vendors to develop/maintain current standards of performance or troubleshoot issues.
  • Ensure adherence to procedures and processes for hardware, software, and applications.
  • Interact with multiple business units in deployment of new hardware.
  • Develop, modify, maintain, improve, and troubleshoot existing systems.
  • Perform hardware and software recovery.
  • Perform operational turnover on all system templates.
  • Work with business clients to evaluate, streamline, and improve current systems, processes, and workflow.
  • Develop business case documentation.
  • Develop purchase requests and supporting documentation.
  • Work with vendors and business support teams to install new systems.
  • Analyse and resolve operating systems and applications issues on various systems.
  • Develop troubleshooting tools to allow Systems Administrators to support products when they are put into production.
  • Generate and maintain reports and documentation.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, products, and services, and recommend acquisitions and modifications as they relate to client application needs.
  • Review system performance measurement tools and prepare exception reports for management review.
  • Capacity planning analysis and reporting.

Additional responsibilities for Senior Systems Administrators 

  • Wintel, Exchange & Active Directory experience is essential
  • Hyper-V is highly desirable.
  • In Depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012 implementation, system administration troubleshooting, Active Directory; Boot from SAN, VMware VSphere 5.5/6. Trouble shooting and root cause analysis skills, Disaster Recovery.
  • Citrix XenApp, Storefront and SQL experience is highly desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals: TCP/IP, file transfer and secure file transfer protocols, IIS, networking/distributed computing environment concepts; basic routing concepts.
  • Familiar with most aspects of systems/software administration, such as: system installation and configuration, security levels and permissions, installation of third-party software, backup systems, etc.
  • Interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Process Oriented
  • Presentation skills

Why Dublin

Dublin is a capital city of Republic of Ireland and a capital city of County Dublin which is the busiest and fastest-growing regions not only in Ireland but in the EU as a whole. Republic of Ireland itself is one of the fastest growing countries in the world with an annual GDP growth rate of 4.1 per cent. Dublin is still a relatively small capital with an urban area population of 1,1 million and a greater Dublin area of just around 1,9 million of inhabitans. The city is growing incredibly but stays uniquely convenient in comparison to other bigger capitals. Everything is within a reach and you can walk the city centre in about 30 min.

Also Dublin is a historical, cultural, industrial and technological hub and one of the worlds few truly global cities which was listed by Globalisation and World Cities Research network (GaWC) as a global city ranking, which places it amongst the top thirty cities in the world.

A low-corporate tax developed infrastructure including IT and other techologies allows Dublin and Ireland to be a global tech hub for many well-known multinationals. Dublin has around 100+ tech headquarters and according to Silicon Republic, almost 10 per cent of Dublin workers are developers and it is higher than in any UK and Irish cities. Some of these developers are working the most well-known IT companies called '' the IT Big-Four''; Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, while others are working for some of the most advanced start-ups. Ireland has been instrumental in shaping the next generation of tech leaders as more and more businesses choose Dublin for their EMEA headquarters.

Why Experis Ireland? 

Achieving business growth in today’s world means having the right people in place — the professional talent that sets an organisation apart from the competition. That’s why people the world over turn to Experis - a different kind of talent company. As global leader in providing talent and solutions in IT, Engineering, Finance, Technology & Life Science we work with more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Operating in over 50 countries we deploy tens of thousands of professionals to our clients every day.


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