We are hiring! System Administrator (Windows)

Since we’ve got such a great team, opportunities to join us don’t come along very often, so you might want to check out this rare chance: C47242A – Systems Administrator (Windows)

You should have experience of recent versions of Windows Server, and systems automation (if you don’t know PowerShell, what have you been doing with yourself?!), and if you’ve got some cloud experience, that’s good too. More than anything, you need to have a desire to continually improve systems and expand your own knowledge. We don’t ever buy in a lot of help here, so you’ve got to be able to learn as you go.

In terms of what you could be working with, there’s a whole range of systems, including (but not restricted to): Active Directory, file store and backup, Office 365, IIS, SQL, Azure, FIM/MIM, VMware, HPC, SharePoint, and more.

Closing date for applications is the 2nd October, so don’t delay.

DevOps North East – Introduction to Infrastructure as Code

This Thursday, the ever-informative DevOps North East (D.O.N.E.) group has a meetup introducing Infrastructure as Code. This is the first in a new series of “back to school” beginner-level talks for people getting into DevOps, so even if you can’t make it this week, it’ll be worth checking out future months’ topics.

The event is being held in the city centre at Campus North, and it’s looking like it’s going to be popular, so I’d recommend registering ASAP at: http://www.meetup.com/DevOpsNorthEast/events/232890542/

Free Technology User Group event in Newcastle

TechUG Newcastle is two weeks today (Thurs 22nd Sept) at the Jurys Inn, Scottswood Road. Some of our team will be there, along with colleagues from the like of Aldi, Draeger, Sanderson Weatherall, Convergys, University of Northumbria, and Newcastle Royal Grammer School.

Speakers include Jason Meers from VMware, Marcus Robinson from Microsoft, Michael Stephenson from Northumbria University, Danny O’Callaghan from VCE, Paul Parkin from Veeam, and others, covering a range of topics including Azure, DevOps, Docker & Containers, Server 2016, HyperCoverged Infrastructure, a VMworld update, vSphere and much more.

You can register for free at http://tug.in/newcastlereg and the event also includes prize giveaways, complimentary teas, coffees and lunch provided, plus networking drinks at the end of the day.

There’s always a lot of good learning and networking to be done at these twice-yearly events, so hopefully we’ll see you there.