Senior Azure Systems Administrator-Uk

Kira Systems | United Kingdom-Remote

Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time





We’re Kira Systems. We’ve built a machine learning software that enlightens the world’s enterprises by enabling them to truly know what’s in their contracts and documents. We’re bold in our decision making, clear on our mission and – most importantly – passionate about pairing the power of human know-how with a powerful product.

We’ve got an HQ in Toronto, but we’re a global workforce. From building trusted partnerships with our clients to delivering an employee experience that is second to none, our people are at the center of all that we do.

We are hiring a Senior Azure Systems Administrator with a software development background for the UK-based portion of our Systems Team. This team is a group of DevOps-minded Linux Systems Administrators who run our production infrastructure.

We have become experts at AWS and we are now ready to expand our portfolio with Azure. As a Senior Azure System Administrator, you will bring your expertise and share your knowledge with the team helping us become experts at Azure. In return, you will have the unique opportunity to learn and work with AWS and Azure at the same time. In this role you will also leverage your knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker and JVM. If you are creative, driven and curious, Kira Systems is the place to be.

Our Systems Team is dedicated to building and automating our infrastructure using Python, Ansible and Puppet while running and maintaining our core technology. This is teamwork, therefore, collaboration and attention to detail are a must.

This position is 100% remote and intended for candidates in the United Kingdom. We offer competitive compensation based on annual local market analysis.

What You Will Be Doing: Train the rest of the Systems Team on Azure. Design and deploy automation scripts Improve and maintain site availability, scalability, service and system performance. Architect and develop infrastructure with Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS). Design and provision infrastructure components (e.g., Kubernetes, Autoscaling). Collaborate with cross-functional teams including our Dev, DevOps, and the Quality Engineering teams. Troubleshoot and solve problems within our production environment.

What You Bring: Advanced knowledge of Azure, Active Directory, Azure Service Bus, Azure networking and storage options, Azure App Services, Azure API. Management 5+ years of Systems Administration background in Linux environments. Experience working on infrastructure engineering projects and building new environments. 1–2 years experience in a primarily software development or automation role (Java and JVM, Python). Advanced Automation scripting skills in Powershell and Bash. Sound knowledge of cloud-native design patterns and DevOps principles. Working familiarity with Kubernetes Service, Docker and Logic App. Working familiarity with SQL Experience with both SaaS and On-Premise hosting models. Excellent communication skills, team work, curiosity, ability to work in a diverse and ambiguous environment. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Why Join Kira Systems? Team. Our team is filled with smart, curious, independent, self-motivated people. Together, we make up a culture that values diversity of thought, creative thinking and fun. Personal Development. We work on challenging problems. It’s hard – in a good way. We also believe in the power of learning. In addition to regular Lunch and Learns and internal learning opportunities, we provide all ‘Kirans’ with an annual learning budget. We love remote work. We have a number of fully remote team members around the world. Additionally, our Toronto-based Kirans have the flexibility to work from home when needed. Flexible vacation policy? Check. We know how important it is to take time to recharge. Our flexible vacation policy allows you to take the time you need. We are award- winning! We've recently been named Canada's 3rd Best Workplaces for Companies with 100-999 Employees by Great Place to Work Canada and one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Lots of benefits and perks. We’ve got your back. Literally. Got a knot in your back? We have a comprehensive health and benefits plan for your and your family.

Security is critical for this team. Please note that it is a requirement that all finalist candidates pass background checks which gets renewed every year.

Kira Systems believes that at the foundation of our success are the people who work here. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe our diversity is a driver of success at our company. Any race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status are welcome here. Accommodations are available upon request for all aspects of the selection process.