System administrator at the data archive

System Administrator, Office support + Dev

About the Job

The Data Archive are an innovative IT company founded within the image resource and picture library industry. We build and maintain best-of-breed web-based media management software.

The Role is predominantly a systems administrator and Office support type role for a small office plus server farm production servers. As such requires mixed skills set and will give variation in work, this can include some internal development (.Net C# / see below) and database administration. Although Development is not the main purpose of the role such experience would be very beneficial.

Skills and Experience requirements: 

  • Excellent understanding of Active directory, Windows 2003 server, Exchange server, SQL server, Sharepoint, experience in administration and troubleshooting.  
  • Knowledge of Linux system. 
  • Good Understanding of TCPIP,LAN/WAN and Internet services such as Web, FTP, E-mail. 
  • Experience of ADSL, router, Cisco firewall switches 
  • Excellent knowledge of popular computer hardware including CPU, motherboard, RAM, HD, Graphic card, RAID,network equipment and peripheral including network printer etc. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows XP/Vista, office package, experience in troubleshooting. 
  • At least 3 year of relevant experience or University Degree in Computer Science 
  • Microsoft and/or Cisco professional certificate will be of advantage. 
  • This is not a client facing position. Reasonable written and spoken English language skills;


  • Installation and configuration of Windows Operating systems such as Win2000, XP and Vista 
  • Cleaning computers from viruses and performing system optimization / registry cleanup 
  • Hardware and software diagnostics and troubleshooting 
  • Active Directory administration and maintenance.  
  • Office 2003 and 2007 support 
  • Exchange – support and troubleshooting 
  • Administration and optimization of IIS, SQL 
  • Data Backup and recovery. 
  • Diagnostic of server system to find out flaw and security patches needed 
  • Administration of firewall

Additional Development skills

  • .Net Programming  (preferably C# but VB considered) 
  • JavaScript 
  • HTML 
  • CSS 
  • SQL (T-SQL experience preferred) 
  • Stored Procedures 
  • Basic web graphics

Interest or previous experience in the Photography/video/imaging industry would also be a bonus.

The Data Archive is an Equal opportunities employer.

Candidates must be qualified to work in the UK.


STRICTLY no Agencies.

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Editor at large and founder of a bunch of stockphoto businesses