• Technical Systems Architect at OUTsurance

  • Posted on: 8 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • OUTsurance is a customer-centric Financial Services company with a global footprint. We are vibrant, successful and values orientated with an awesome dynamic culture encapsulated by the ethos that clients and staff always get something OUT.

    Due to team growth we're looking for someone who is experienced in Automation, scripting and most importantly Microsoft Systems Center Orchestrator.

    Technical Systems Architect


    Job description

    Knowledge and skills:

    • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Microsoft.
    • 5 -10 years system administration experience.
    • Extensive experience working with Automation
    • Extensive experience working with Scripting (Powershell, C#)
    • Experience working with Microsoft Systems Centre Orchestrator
    • Experience working with Cloud Deployment and systems (Azure & AWS)
    • We require someone who is able to communicate effectively across teams, skillsets and business functions.

    Job Specification...

    • Assist with automation of processes. Experience in Powershell and other scripting (C#) required
    • Knowledge of MS System Centre stack would be beneficial
    • Knowledge of Cloud deployment and systems beneficial (Azure and AWS)
    • Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
    • Install and configure systems
    • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
    • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
    • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

    Operations and Support

    • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
    • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
    • Provide Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
    • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.


    • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary
    • Upgrade and configure system software
    • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
    • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
    • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
    • Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.


    • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Microsoft.
    • 5 -10 years system administration experience.

    Complexity/problem solving:
    Position deals with a variety of problems and sometime has to decide which answer is best. The question/issues are typically clear and requires determination of which answer (from a few choices) is the best.

    Decisions normally have a noticeable effect department-wide and company-wide, and judgment errors can typically require one to two weeks to correct or reverse.

    Responsibilit/oversight –financial & supervisory:
    Functions as a lead worker doing the work similar to those in the work unit;
    No budget responsibility.

    Communications/Interpersonal contacts:

    • Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. May resolve problems within established practices.
    • Provides occasional guidance, some of which is technical.

    Working conditions/physical effort:

    • Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice.
    • No regular travel required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to OUTsurance career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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