UK Systems Administrator - Capital Markets

Job Location


Permanent, Full Time.

Type of Job

Published Date

28 May 2021, 17:00:00


About the job

Our client is a London headquartered company that are a provider of institutional-grade exchange services intended to facilitate the trading of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

They are now seeking to appoint on a permanent basis an experienced UK Systems Administrator - Capital Markets.

An interesting opportunity has arisen that would allow the successful applicant to join a start-up to help deliver the software platform for a new digital asset securities exchange; focused on an institutional client base. The ideal applicant will bring previous experience of building scalable mission-critical systems on the Amazon AWS cloud services.

You will be working alongside a growing team of ~20 staff locally and ~35 developers additionally in south east Asia. This role is varied, and we are seeking someone with a generalist skillset, that is keen to simply getting stuck in and get involved with multiple projects on top of day-to-day system administration and support.

The right applicant will have experience being a hands-on technical leader able to operate in the weeds when necessary but also at improving processes and technical operations across the group. The infrastructure team operates as one across the globe. Applicants should be comfortable supporting and working with all clients across any location and at any level.

Salary is negotiable depended on experience. There is some potential for remote working but you must be able to commute to the London office on a regular basis. If you have the experience and skills outlined we would like to hear from you.



  • 5 years’ plus experience in a similar role.

  • Experience administrating a Hybrid Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

  • Solid experience managing Windows 10 devices and supporting infrastructure.

  • Experience administrating Windows Server 2019.

  • Understanding and experience with Office 365 and Azure AD Administration.

  • Solid understanding of basic networking principles (TCP/IP, VLANs, Ports, NATS, Multicast).

  • Experience administrating Linux (Centos 7).

  • Scripting experience (Shell, PowerShell, Python).

  • Experience administrating an AWS Cloud estate (EC2, ECS, R53, RDS, ELB, CloudFormation).

  • Experience maintaining and using a ticketing system (Jira, ManageEngine).

  • Experience/understanding of containerisation tools (Docker, ECS/ECR, EKS).

  • Understanding of the "Infrastructure as Code" paradigm.

  • Firm understanding of IT Security principles and their implementation in day-to-day activities.

  • Understanding you will be working in a start-up and you will have to support anything with a "plug".

  • Experience working in a regulated environment.

  • Experience with VMware ESXi

Highly Desirable:

  • Management experience with Networking devices such as Firewalls, Switches, User VPNs.

  • Experience with Palo Alto Virtual Firewalls and GlobalProtect User VPNs.

  • Experience in capital markets with real time trading systems/market data.

  • Experience in deployment automation, monitoring and maintaining cloud infrastructure.

  • CCNA

  • Knowledge of crypto currencies and/or blockchain technology and understanding of how those technologies work.


£45-60,000 basic

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