Systems Administrator

Virtusales is a leading supplier of systems and services to many of the largest publishing companies around the world, including Penguin Random House, Hachette, Bloomsbury, Pan Macmillan and many more. A major key to this success has been our continued dedication on building a strong, passionate team.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic systems administrator to join our Brighton-based team, supporting our UK and global operations.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Setup, Support and maintenance of IT infrastructure hardware and software, reporting directly to the Infrastructure Architect

  • To support and monitor existing infrastructure; perform preventative maintenance work; backup and perform other regular support activities to ensure effectiveness and to provide cover on such tasks when required

  • Perform maintenance on our dev, staging and production environments

  • Undertaking new IT projects as instructed by the Infrastructure Architect

  • Keeping track of all IT assets and assisting with procurement of new hardware

  • Ensuring that systems and firmware are checked regularly and kept up to date with the latest releases

  • Manage regular audits of desktop and anti-virus endpoints to ensure they are kept secure and updated

  • Support and troubleshoot IT issues

  • Maintaining and creating new IT system documentation

  • VoIP Telephone system administration

  • Supporting developers and projects with new system deployments


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Proven and demonstrable experience in implementing and supporting IT infrastructure

  • Experience with administering Windows Server and UNIX based systems

  • Experience with Virtualisation technologies, including Hyper-V

  • Experience with Active Directory, Group Policy, WSUS and RDS

  • Powershell and UNIX shell

  • PC / Mac set up, configuration & troubleshooting


Desired Skills & Experience (not essential):

  • Networking technologies (common protocols, VLANS, VPNs, firewalls and routers etc.)

  • Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure) 

  • Experience in SQL Server and IIS

  • Microsoft certification


Experience of the following software would be advantageous:

  • pfSense

  • Altaro

  • Hyper-V Manager

  • ESET Remote Administrator

  • Windows Admin Center

  • Google Suite

  • Office 365

  • OpenVPN / Viscosity / Windows Routing and Remote Access


Additional Information: 

  • Salary: competitive and dependent on experience

  • Annual bonus, driven by individual and company performance

  • Pension scheme

  • Flexible working hours

  • Excellent central city location, close to the sea

  • Diverse and friendly team with regular social events

  • Cycle to work scheme


The role would be predominantly home based in the UK currently, with occasional visits to the Brighton based office necessary to resolve issues, and carry out maintenance tasks, which cannot be handled remotely. Candidates will ideally be locally based in the region of Brighton and Hove.

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