Closing Date: 28 October 2020
Frontier Developments are the AAA games studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Coaster, Planet Zoo and Elite Dangerous. We are Britain’s biggest independent publisher and developer of video games, based among the world-leading technology cluster in the historic city of Cambridge, England.
We have a new opening for a Senior System Administrator join our growing IT Support team. This is a hands-on role responsible for maintaining and upgrading our software, hardware and network infrastructure. We are looking for a friendly, approachable individual who has an exceptional interest in computers, happy working on their own or in a team.
Responsible for the smooth running of internal systems for our business-support departments and game teams
Engineering of SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs
Monitoring and tuning of infrastructure to deliver performance and high reliability
Handling 3rd line issues reporting by in-house team members and seeing problems through from initial diagnosis to resolution
Apply and maintain OS and Software patches and upgrades on a regular basis
Prioritise and managing several open projects and issues at one time
Documenting process and procedures using internal CMS systems
Mentoring/cross train other members of the team on existing and new technologies
Provide after-hours support for emergencies as well as occasional evening maintenance
Carry out special tasks at Management’s discretion
Deep understanding of computer systems, servers, software and networking
Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. You should be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly. You should also have the patience to communicate with a variety of interdisciplinary teams and users
Be able to project manage and take responsibility for improvements/changes as required by the business
Excellent analytical problem solving skills
Exceptional listening and questioning skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Have excellent attention to detail with a can-do attitude
Ability to prioritise tasks and multi-task happily
There will be a requirement for lifting IT equipment such as PCs, printers, monitors and other associated hardware
Proven experience as a System Administrator in a commercial capacity
Solid experience and knowledge of maintaining a Windows Sever 2008R2-2016 Active Directory environment
Strong knowledge of Linux environments – Centos/Ubuntu
Ideally a Degree in Computer Science or related discipline
What we can offer you?
At Frontier we believe your work should be rewarding in every way. We offer the chance to work on blockbuster franchises and world-leading IP in a studio environment considered one of the best places to work in the UK.
We also offer a range of flexible benefits to our 550+ team, including life assurance, private family healthcare, pension, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, regular in-house wellbeing sessions, regular social events, and annual bonus and sharesave schemes for everyone to share in the studio’s success.
We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.