Careers

As a part of our international corporate and product expansion we are looking for qualified, talented and energetic people with experience in the technology sector.

 

Our Data Centres are uniquely linked to our other operations and this together with our expertise in building and operating Data Centres makes our proposition globally competitive. We know that to keep being the best we need to recruit and retain the best people. Our salary structure, opportunity and development are key components of recruiting the best.


Senior Systems Administrator – Dublin

 

As part of our continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Systems Administrator based at our Dublin office.

 

The main purpose of this role will be to install, manage and maintain Customer IT Systems as well as being a Key Technical lead within the department, providing guidance to colleagues and management. You will therefore be recognized as subject matter expert in two or more of the following:

  • Microsoft Enterprise Server, Active Directory and Exchange
  • Virtualization, preferable VMWare vSphere
  • UNIX (HP-UX, Solaris or AIX) and/or LINUX (Red Hat, Ubantu, CentOS or SUSE)
  • SAN & Storage systems, preferably EMC and/or HP
  • Cisco UCS
  • Cisco and/or Juniper Networking Systems

 

Other responsibilities:

  • Maintain a computing environment by identifying system requirements, installing upgrades while monitoring ongoing system performance
  • Daily maintenance, monitoring and support of the IT Infrastructure
  • Research, procure, install, configure and maintain new and existing systems, on an assigned project basis
  • Provide support for internal IT systems and customer hosted solutions
  • Performing advanced systems operational tasks
  • Develop and implement IT standards and procedures in line with industry trends
  • Co-ordination and liaison with all other IT staff and areas within the company and customer base
  • Be part of an on-call rotation for customer support
  • Occasional travel to other locations

 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar customer IT support role and should have a degree level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent, as well as a proven record of working in a team environment; having demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative manner between groups on an international basis.

 

Skills/Experience:

  • VMware Certified Professional & VMware Certified Advanced Professional
  • Linux Certified e.g. RCSA
  • Microsoft Certifications e.g. MCSA\MCSE
  • Strong individual initiative & ability to influence at a high level & support customer concerns
  • Good organisational skills with ability to multi-task and have attention to detail
  • Plans and prioritises work effectively
  • Energy and drive to ensure internal and external deadlines are met

 

 

IT Procurement Manager – London

 

We are currently looking for an IT Procurement Manager. The procurement function has recently been decentralised and therefore the purpose of this newly created role will be to develop, implement, and maintain effective systems processes and documents to ensure the efficiency of the procurement & contracting function across the entire business. As such this role will include global travel.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and establish strong relationships with local and international vendors as well as with the internal “customers”
  • Negotiate pricing and favourable contractual terms with vendors to drive costs savings
  • Develop, implement and maintain effective system processes and documents
  • Tracking and management of global hardware & software annual support agreements
  • Prepare and submit detailed recommendations for the contract award, based on commercial and technical factors, to the department directors and CFO
  • Responsible for driving operational improvements in all aspects of the shipping area; i.e. development of a global shipping or broker supplier, implementation of a global shipping procedure and associated documentation

 

Skills/Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in vendor management for companies in the IT or Telecom sectors
  • Can demonstrate experience developing a function remotely
  • Good understanding of procurement compliance requirements e.g. Anti- Bribery Act
  • Diploma in Procurement & Supply (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)
  • Proven track record of controlling external spend while developing a robust supplier base
  • Proven Line Management experience ideally used to managing staff in multiple locations and remotely
  • Ability to influence at a high level
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good organisational skills with ability to multi-task and have attention to detail
  • Able to build good productive relationships with other team members and stakeholders of the business
  • Self-Motivated & Able to work on own (Resilient) with minimal supervision

 

 

Data Centre Technician – Malta

 

Following the opening of our second data centre in Malta, Continent 8 is looking for a Data Centre Technician to support our customer installations

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Technical support to customers – troubleshooting a variety of computer equipment including servers, disks, network cards and data communications equipment
  • Install, move, and configure servers and server related equipment (i.e. servers, switches, routers, disk arrays and misc. technology equipment)
  • Provisioning services such as network access, E-mail, Web, and DNS
  • Providing general support to customers
  • On call as part of a team rota

 

Skills/Experience:

  • A higher-level qualification in IT or related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in an enterprise IT support environment
  • Strong understanding of cabling good practices
  • General understanding of LAN/WAN/Telephony concepts
  • Knowledge of server, storage & networking hardware

 

Work independently and with others on tasks with some technical and management guidance. The successful candidates will have to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and ability to use their own initiative.

 

 

Account Director – London

 

As part of our continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit an Account Director based at our London office.

 

Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the Account Director will be primarily focused on new business acquisition, but will also be tasked with revenue retention and growth within a selected set of existing clients.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Create and execute a commercial plan to maintain and grow revenues in a selected set of existing customer accounts
  • Build a new business pipeline necessary to deliver sales targets
  • Attain prescribed revenue and transaction goals
  • Work closely with local partners, corporate service providers and Government bodies to build incremental sales pipeline
  • Conduct short and mid-range planning of sales pipeline
  • Collaborate with sales management and marketing to create targeted programs mapping to key target accounts and other sales segments as may become necessary

 

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 5-10 years demonstrable track record of success in sales
  • Ability to build rapport and communicate effectively at all levels, and across disciplines using different communication techniques
  • A strong focus on execution. This individual must be strategic and creative, with strong sales execution capabilities critical for success.
  • Is a disciplined user of Sales Force Automation (SFA) tools to log and track his/her daily sales activities to ensure transparency and visibility to sales leadership, marketing, and other functions who depend on accurate and current pipeline data
  • Highly entrepreneurial, with a high level of energy, dedication, and an unrelenting drive to succeed and win.
  • A reasonable knowledge of telecommunications, Internet and hosting based solutions
  • A knowledge of the gaming sector, though not essential, will be a distinct advantage
  • Ability to work on own initiative with flexibility to adapt and take instruction where necessary.
  • Ability to network within a customer organization to identify all key influencers and decision makers
  • Influencing, able to construct logical, credible and winning arguments that will persuade decision makers
  • Change orientated, able to accept, work with and manage an ever-changing work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

 

 

TechLine Manager – Dublin

 

As part of our continuing growth we are expanding our Dublin office to further support the needs of our internal and external customers, and will be operating a full 24 x 7 operation supporting all product areas including IT systems, networks and managed services.

 

In this newly created role as well as building & managing the team, the TechLine Manager will be responsible for designing & implementing the processes to support 24×7 operations and integration of current support requirements in conjunction with other managers which will include systems, network and facilities. This individual will be key in shaping the future support processes, structure and development of the services provided by Continent 8 to its global customer base.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build, develop & manage the frontline (TechLine) Support Team ensuring the efficient management of technical support personnel to meet & exceed all service level agreements in place
  • Coordinate with the Global Support Services & wider Continent 8 Technology Services management teams and align all team members as it relates to support goals
  • Coordinate global product support for shift resources related to customer support and managed services
  • Develop, implement and distribute relevant policies and procedures to support staff
  • Monitor the progress of open support tickets initiated by customers. Ensure tickets are tracked, documented and resolved, and customer updates are provided, in a timely manner as per established processes
  • Lead problem resolution meetings
  • Implement a continual process of refinement and optimisation to implement ways to make support services more efficient, (time, costs, and tools) without sacrificing quality
  • Ensure support case reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis are generated to support analysis and staffing projections
  • Organising periodic meetings as deemed necessary with the local Dublin office and extended members of the support team to address issues or improvement of services
  • Ensure the Security measures are implemented and audited for all local Dublin operations and relevant international support services

 

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years working in a similar IT Operations Management role
  • Previous experience setting-up & managing a 24×7 IT support team is essential
  • ITIL Certification is required –  Practitioner level or above would be advantageous
  • Experience with ISO 27001 & 20000 Certifications & Requirements is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Aptitude for solving problems and acting on own initiative
  • A strong team player with a flexible approach, and can demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative manner between groups on an international basis
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to learn & drive that motivation within the team
  • Strong analytical skills, logical and structured in approach
  • Educated to Degree Level, ideally in an IT or related discipline or relevant equivalent experience
  • Technical Qualification in IT Infrastructure is desirable

 

 

Senior Network Analyst – Isle of Man

 

Continent 8 Technologies is looking for an experienced network analyst to join the Network Operations team in Isle of Man. Working under the direction of the Network Operations Manager, the Senior Network Analyst will have primary responsibility for analysing, designing, installing, troubleshooting and ongoing support of the Continent 8 Technologies Global IP Network in North America, Europe and Asia as well as the corporate networking infrastructure and security.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Participate in the planning, design, configuration and deployment of company’s highly available network environment, including switches, routers, load balancers, DDoS mitigation devices and other hardware.
  • Daily operational maintenance of existing network infrastructure. (mainly Cisco and Juniper)
  • Support customers with various network issues
  • Monitor system availability and performance to minimize downtime and improve efficiency
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
  • Plan and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components
  • Create and maintain current documentation
  • Participate in various information technology projects

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a network administrator or equivalent Juniper or Cisco certifications (CCIP or equivalent)
  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles and infrastructure, and general network management best practices.
  • Proven experience with network services and dynamic routing (BGP, HSRP, OSPF, MPLS)
  • Familiar with Networking Monitoring and Management Tools (Cacti/rrdtool, MRTG, Nagios)
  • Experience with VOIP telephony systems
  • Knowledge of Redhat Linux
  • Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
  • Strong technical and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to work under stress is essential

 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

 

Please apply, attaching a copy of your current CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the advertised role, to careers@continent8.com