Bristol, United Kingdom
Are you an experienced Linux Systems Administrator ready for your next challenge?
You will ensure server security (account management, patching, access control etc.); manage monitoring and alerting (resource usage, capacity, etc.); contribute to our disaster planning strategy, specifically in the areas of HA (high availability); contribute to the optimisation of our application by intelligent use of the Linux OS and associated tools; support our developers in debugging and improving code and systems; and help with the intelligent automation of as many system tasks as possible.
You will also be responsible for some Windows Systems Administration tasks.
Our application delivers around 200 million ads and processes, and approximately £6m worth of transactions every month, across 8 countries, all timezones and many languages. We have an exemplary record for both availability and stability. As we expand, we are looking to further strengthen this area.
Our systems are distributed across several data centres and companies. We have around 12 physical production servers along with a small number of VMs. We run machines on redhat enterprise server and Debian. We also run separate test and development environments.
Webgains is a leader in performance marketing, working for almost 15 years on behalf of clients such as Nike, Samsung, Mothercare and over 1500 others. We are at the first steps of a transformational project to further future proof our proposition and platform. We have a plan to double the size and reach of our business within the next few years and for this we seek the very best people out there to help us on this journey.
We’re ambitious but the environment is relaxed and sociable. The only thing we demand is that you never stop learning. We’ll give you the independence and support to produce your best work.
You enjoy working with people and are a good communicator. You enjoy working as part of a team but are able to organise and prioritise your own work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility and pride in successfully performing your duties.
You will have the following technical skills…
Software installation and management
Networking, including TCP/IP and routing
Apache web server admin
Percona set up and installation
Windows Server 2008
Domain controllers/active directory
Experience of using AWS and Amazon Cloud
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Bury Saint Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reports to: Head of IT
Based: Company Registered office, Bury St Edmunds
Hours of work: Average 37.5 hours/week, Mon – Fri
Working within a dynamic and fast moving environment, across all business areas, to deliver IT services that enable us to successfully achieve our growth plans.
Our requirement is for an experienced individual capable of working on their own initiative and communicating effectively with colleagues both verbally and in writing. The candidate will be willing to play a leading role in IT project activities and routine system maintenance. This role will primarily focus on 3rd line application support and delivery of enhancements to our Office 365 and CRM solutions ensuring the business maximizes the potential of the systems.
The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter with a huge amount of enthusiasm and an ability to work as part of a team with a willingness to adopt a flexible approach to working on BAU and project work. A true team player who is positive in outlook and customer focused. Excellent and proven organisation skills with the ability to prioritise conflicting demands combined with the ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight timescales. Conscientious and passionate about the quality of your work.
Provide dedicated support, configuration and administration to the companies Dynamics CRM platform (O365).
Creating and managing system administration, including product, schedule and user functions in line with business change processes.
Control and document all administrative changes.
Define Dynamics CRM workflows.
Managing outsourced development and support providers to objectives, deadlines and SLAs.
Develops, documents and implements changes based on requests for change. Applies change control procedures.
Drafts and maintains procedures and documentation for applications support. Manages application enhancements to improve business performance. Ensures that all requests for support are dealt with according to set standards and procedures.
Ensures system configuration information is complete, current and accurate.
Maintains and updates Knowledge Base articles and system documentation whenever required particularly during/after system updates.
Maintains own knowledge of specific technical specialisms, provides detailed advice regarding their application and executes specialised tasks. The specialism can be any area of information or communication technology, technique, method, product or application area
Provide data reporting via Power BI.
Analysis of report requirements through liaison with internal colleagues and external clients.
Work with operational and commercial colleagues to understand the business information requirements and to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the information reported.
Deal with third parties to provide maintenance assistance as and when required.
Provide escalation management of support activities in a timely manner.
The ability to communicate effectively and with appropriate sensitivity with a wide variety of colleagues and suppliers.
The ability to prioritize work without the need for close supervision.
Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems.
Accreditation or demonstrable knowledge on Microsoft Dynamics 365 would be desirable.
CRM knowledge across Sales or Customer Service including: Contact and Account Management, Lead and Opportunity Management, Quote and Sales Order Management, Data Modelling and reporting
Reporting tools, primarily Power BI.
SharePoint and Power BI experience
Experience of Cloud based services.
SQL Database Administration (Desirable)
MS Office (2010/2016)
Mac OS X (10.6 through 10.10)
Skill Sets and abilities:
Excellent organizational/administrative/technical skills with agility to re-prioritize as necessary.
Strong customer focus and enthusiasm for achieving excellence.
Proven attention to detail and high standards for quality.
Communication and interpersonal / customer service skills required.
Ability to work with all levels of an organization required.
Adopts an assertive and confident approach.
3 years Microsoft Dynamics CRM experience.
At least 3 years experience provisioning, developing and supporting companies Office 365 services.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong SQL Server and Reporting experience.
The ability to undertake basic customization and configuration (Microsoft CRM).
Managing outsourced development and support providers to objectives, deadlines and SLAs.
Leisure, retail, e-commerce or logistics experience.
Flexible in approach to changing demands of business and working hours.
Willing to work ‘Out of Hours’ when necessary.
Relevant degree (Science based) or, HNC (with relevant experience).
Relevant IT qualifications would be beneficial.
Who we are:
Black Sun is a leading digital communications agency working on behalf of a range of global clients. Combining a unique blend of strategic insight and in-depth stakeholder communications expertise we have built a market leading reputation for our consultancy expertise, producing award winning digital communications, websites, extranets, video's, social media campaigns, sustainability communications, corporate reports, investor and employee communications.
We are looking for a talented Senior Front End Developer to lead our growing Front End Development team. You must be a charismatic leader and collaborator but with great aptitude for autonomous work and pride yourself in creating high quality code and polished websites that accurately match the original designs. You love what you do, and you are excited to improve your skills as well as learning new ones. You have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and have a positive and fun attitude.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Lead the Front End team, managing workloads and motivating and developing your team members
Develop fully validated cross-browser XHTML websites using the latest CSS specification
Lead the development of technology improvements within the web development methodology
Produce quality technical documentation
Develop and apply appropriate testing procedures to ensure that software performs correctly. In particular to ensure that software meets any cross platform/browser requirements laid down in the Technical Specification
Identify, evaluate and implement new technologies that could be beneficial to the business and to continuously monitor development standards, release processes and support procedures.
The successful candidate will need to have the following experience:
Expert knowledge of HTML5, XHTML AND CSS3
W3C WCAG 1.0
Knowledge of Website Testing
What are some of the benefits of joining us?
Growth; at Black Sun we have a dedicated team who work towards developing our people
Clients; you will be working with large, international, blue-chip clients everyday, building long lasting and professional relationships while working on award winning projects together
Training; as leaders within corporate communications, you will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, industry professionals. We also offer both internal and external training programmes
A fun and friendly work community; you will be joining a fresh, supportive and friendly working environment
Socials (lots of them!); whether it be summer sports activities, Bake Offs, our annual Christmas party...or our complimentary breakfast every Friday morning
Benefits; we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, a discretionary bonus scheme, 22 days holidays (as well as a holiday loyalty scheme) and remote working opportunities
Does this sound like the job for you? Then we'd love to hear from you!
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Temple Place, London WC2R 2PG, UK
Senior Developer and CRM Support
The International Institute for Strategic Studies is one of the world’s leading think tanks and the foremost authority on strategic and military capability globally. We are looking to recruit a developer into a new role in our IT Department. Reporting to the Technical Project Manager and working closely with the Head of IT this new role will work with an existing member of the team supporting and enhancing our CRM (Dynamics 365) in addition to small development projects working with senior staff, digital and graphics teams to deliver a range of time critical tactical projects to enhance the work of our research community.
In the coming months the IISS will be moving a number of business processes onto the CRM platform and starting to plan the migration to Dynamics 365 Online. In addition, you will be expected to work on smaller projects including the creation of web based data driven dynamic visualisations to support IISS digital publications or events, data capture from 3rd party websites using existing APIs or screen scraping techniques and the manipulation of data and statistical analysis. Advanced or Intermediate knowledge of the following products is mandatory:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 365 (Administration, Configuration and Customization)
At least one scripting language such Python / Powershell
Preference will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of tools and techniques and the ability to quickly identify the most appropriate approach to quickly deliver solutions for business problems. Specific technologies that would be advantageous include:
Microsoft Office 365 – Power BI, Flow, Powerapps
We are looking for someone with a positive, can-do approach, a problem solver with excellent communication, prioritisation and time management skills. Additionally, we would like this person to be experienced and a self-starter. International travel may occasionally be required as part of the role.
Salary will commensurate with skills and experience, plus full benefits package. Technical training on specific skills may be available for exceptional candidates.
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st August 2018, attaching your CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which will include technical tests. We apologise that due to expected volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will receive a reply.
Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.