Full Time Job

System Maintenance Analyst

Universal Music Group

Kings Cross, United Kingdom 08-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We are currently seeking an exceptional Systems Maintenance Analyst to play a critical role in the mission of the Operations Center. The core purpose of the role is to ensure that our applications, platforms, and infrastructure are effectively monitored for availability, performance, and functionality, and that alerts driven by our monitoring systems are accurate and actionable. To succeed in this role the post-holder needs to be creative clever, passionate and love building new solutions.

Skills & Experience

Be Knowledgeable
• Resolve support tickets
• Serves as primary escalation point for the UMG Application communities and sourcing providers for operational issues, ensuring timely resolution & communication, including utilization of discretion and judgement to ensure correct escalations and resources are engaged to solve problems at hand
• Ensure root cause analysis for any critical service issues is completed as appropriate, providing feedback and ensure agreed recommendations are implemented
• Conduct scheduled patching on infrastructure
• Perform backup and restore operations as needed

Be Operational
• Responsible for keeping the services running 24/7 and putting processes in place to meet or exceed service SLAs
• Monitor infrastructure operational alerts e.g. environmental, server performance and devices, escalate as necessary within the ITIL framework
• Ensure compliance with incident, problem, and change management procedures and standards to ITIL standards by all sourcing providers
• Utilizing an ITIL based approach for service management, produce management reports and statistics (weekly/monthly/quarterly), evaluating and making suggestions for improvements in the infrastructure including operational reports such as performance, capacity, break/fix, etc
• Participate in UMG's in scheduled Disaster Recovery activities as required
• Document processes and critical information
• Attend technical project review meetings as needed to ensure project technical designs meet UMG's operational requirements and are in compliance with UMG infrastructure and security standards

Personal Specification

Nessacary
• Proven track record in infrastructure monitoring
• Strong people skills and the ability to be both diplomatic and firm
• Familiarity with operating system administration and tools including: Microsoft, Mac OS X, Linux, Python, Powershell or equivalent
• Familiarity with scripting (*nix Shell, PowerShell, Python, PHP or equivalent) to develop automation and reporting
• Practical (hands-on) grasp of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Microsoft (Windows Server, IIS, MS SQL) or equivalent technologies
• Exposure to monitoring large cloud server infrastructure on AWS and/or Azure or equivalent
• Clear understanding of AWS-specific services and terms (EC2, S3, RDS, AZ, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail or equivalent)
• Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
• Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
• Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms
• Communicate clearly to technical and non-technical audiences
• Manage time well in a high-interrupt operational environment, able to handle the details of several technical tasks simultaneously
• Customer and service delivery oriented
• Be an excellent and creative problem solver

Desirable
• Familiarity with Cloud Management Platforms (RightScale, Nagios, CliQr, Scalr or equivalent)
• International experience is beneficial, additional languages a plus
• AWS, MCSE, other professional certifications (or equivalent) desired
• ITIL Foundation Certification (or equivalent) strongly desired

Your Benefits
• Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
• Private Medical Insurance
• 25 paid days of annual leave
• Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
• Holiday Purchase scheme
• Dental and Travel Insurance options
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Salary Sacrifice Cars
• Subsidised Gym Membership
• Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkevop-34-239-177-24-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Universal Music Group

We are Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. We are the home for music’s greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs.