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IT Systems Administrator

Join the GearForm group and support an employee-owned award-winning enterprise as an IT Systems Administrator

Located in Wadhurst, East Sussex, Nikwax Ltd. and Páramo Ltd. are successful outdoor businesses that are run by a close-knit, friendly, and hardworking team. We offer competitive rewards and a flexible hybrid working approach, with a balance of homeworking and in office days. Nikwax is a leading manufacturer of care products and material systems for outdoor clothing, footwear, and equipment. Our dedicated Partners develop and manufacture our range of products in-house. As the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, Nikwax has an ongoing dedication to minimise impact on the environment and we have carbon balanced our operations since the company was founded in 1977.

Páramo Directional Clothing designs durable garments for outdoor people who want to stay comfortable in all weathers and environments. Páramo has a partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, where the garments are manufactured, all carrying the Fair Trade Label, by a skilled team of women, whom we have helped transition from exploitative situations and prostitution to find a better life for themselves.

We highly value our Partners, and this is an exciting opportunity to join our group.

The Role

Maintain the availability of I.T. Systems by being responsible for server and network administration, provide 2nd line support on hardware and software across all sites and countries, and be accountable for IT procurement.

You Will

  • Be responsible for the administration and support of internal servers using server technologies including Vmware/ESXi, SQL, Exchange and Active Directory. You will be accountable for file servers, spam and web filtering, software licensing, backups of files, systems, databases and patch management
  • Administrate and support the SAN, NAS devices and network infrastructure as well as WAN systems including ADSL lines, private circuits and VPNs
  • Support company communication systems including telephone lines, PDQ’s (including PCIDSS regulations) and the internal digital phone system
  • Be responsible for the administration and support of external web servers using server technologies such as Apache, MySQL, IIS 7 and SQL
  • Assist with end user support for both hardware and software for all UK based workstations across all areas of UK operations, along with providing support and guidance to non-UK entities.
  • Support the company Intranet, Dimensions, EPOS systems, SQL, MS Excel and MS Access reporting framework and internal Helpdesks
  • Be responsible for the administration and management of DNS services across company domains.

You Will Be

  • Experienced in managing and maintaining a Windows Server environment
  • Certified as a Microsoft Systems Administrator (MCSA)
  • A Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Organised with good prioritisation skills
  • A good communicator (written and verbal) with great interpersonal skills
  • Focussed with an eye for detail.

The successful applicant will be based at home but will be required to attend our offices in Wadhurst, East Sussex, at least once a week.

The Rewards:

  • Competitive benefits and rewards including pension, health cash plan and profit related bonus scheme
  • Additional flexible benefits options including boosted pension contributions, extra holiday, increased health cash plan or assistance with childcare costs
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days rising with service, plus public holidays
  • Friendly and informal environment with monthly team lunches and quarterly events
  • Be part of an employee-owned business where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • Contribute to an award winning international company with values that you can believe in.

We are passionate and committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer, encouraging different perspectives and experiences to make us a more innovative and creative workplace.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send us your CV & Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) to recruitment@nikwax.co.uk no later than Sunday 1st October 2023.

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this advert early.

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