IT Server Specialist

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IT Server Specialist

South Dublin


€350 - €400

Ref: E1204SD

Job Description

My South Dublin based client is looking for an IT Server Specialist to join their team on a 6 month contract.

About the role:

The successful applicant will work as part of a team that is responsible for the installation, maintenance, management and development of information systems supporting the operational and management information needs of the company.

  • Project management and delivery of enhancements and upgrades to Windows platforms and related systems such as SANs, VMware, Citrix and Commvault
  • Build, hardening and commissioning of servers to the highest standards and provision of accompanying documentation
  • Problem diagnosis, analysis and resolution w.r.t. Windows platforms and related systems in a timely fashion to maximise reliability and availability of all systems on a 24*7 basis
  • Business continuity and failover testing of key infrastructure applications (e.g. Exchange) and infrastructure
  • Provision of input to systems design processes, technology evaluation and architecture
  • Compliance with the organisation’s IT Strategy, commissioning standards, incident management processes and security policies
  • Maintenance of high standards w.r.t. data centres i.e. equipment installation, commissioning, identification and management
  • Review and implementation of operating system security patches and service packs
  • Oversight of and adherence to Service Level Agreements



  • A formal qualification in an IT discipline or a third level qualification in a discipline with a high IT emphasis
  • 4-5 years’ experience in a Windows Server support environment :
  • Build, hardening and commissioning of Windows servers
  • Management of SCCM, MS Exchange, Commvault, Citrix, Active Directory, Symantec AntiVirus and VMware
  • Administration of file systems such as partitioning, mounting and provisioning of SAN storage
  • Configuration of server network interfaces and management of network services such as SSH, NFS, FTP, etc.
  • Management and administration of background services and on-demand services
  • Configuration of kernel parameters
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving issues in server functionality, performance, connectivity and security
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to provide technical guidance to junior team members
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues in a timely manner
  • Strong inter-personal, communications and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability


  • Experience supporting 24 X 7 X 365 environment
  • ITIL
  • PRINCE 2
  • Dell Server experience
  • EMC Clarion / Compellent SAN experience
  • Experience of working within a similar high availability environment.

How to Apply

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