Systems Administrator

London, UK

 

ABOUT THOMSONS ONLINE BENEFITS & OUR STORY:

Thomsons started life in 2000 when our co-founders Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce wrote their first business plan. They had one clear aim - to use technology to revolutionise the employee benefit market.

In January 2013 the company was valued at almost £100m and in June 2015 we fully transitioned to a SaaS benefits technology provider. During December 2016 Mercer, global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, acquired us.

Today, with over 100 industry awards under our belt and more than one million employees using Darwin globally in over 84 countries and 24 languages worldwide, we continue to revolutionise the benefits market and turn the world PINK as we go.

We remain passionately committed to going the extra mile for our clients, partners and people. Our values to ‘be brilliant together’, to ‘challenge everything and deliver excellence’ and to ‘maximise our potential’ are part of our unique culture, which is the glue that binds us.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Working in a team of 15 globally to deliver technology operations to a SaaS business
  • Maintain and improve current tool set as well as updating where required
  • Furthering automation capabilities within the team drawing from past experiences
  • Work with wider tech teams to engage and deliver tech improvements across the business
  • Occasionally work out of hours to support the wider team

 

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A “PINK” PERSON WITH

  • Passion for Technology and getting ‘under the bonnet’
  • MCSE, CEH, ITIL certifications desirable
  • Previous experience with VMWare, Windows, Linux
  • Strong Powershell experience essential
  • Previous experience with BackupExec, WSUS and deployment tools desirable
  • Familiarisation with automation technologies such as Chocolatey
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Awareness of security tooling advantageous (WAF, IDS, IPS)
  • A commitment to quality and a thorough approach to the work
  • Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?

  • An open, fail-friendly and fun environment

  • Birthday day off.

  • Yoga, Zumba and fitness classes with a personal trainer

  • Free fruit in every office - yes, we all love cake – and there are many talented Thomsons bakers –but we want to encourage you towards your 5-a-day too!

  • Matching charity contributions, charity days off and Pay it Forward charity challenges

  • A spending account for you to spend on the things you decide are important

  • Pension, Life and medical insurance

 And the list goes on!