Systems Administrator - Docker - Kubernetes

  • Basingstoke, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Systems Administrator, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

What’s it all about?

The Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing Shared Infrastructure support across, in particular the Visa corporate systems environment.

This position requires significant strength in root cause analysis and proactive enterprise improvement analysis.

This is a professional level position and requires strong execution and analytical abilities. This role works independently and receives minimal guidance.

What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Expert in deploying, managing and maintaining large enterprise virtualization technologies including Microsoft Windows/Azure Environments, Hyper-V, VMWare, Cloud, KVM, Docker containers, Kubernetes and OpenStack (HOS).
  • Proficient in managing enterprise class hardware including Cisco UCS, HP, Dell and Hitachi HDS.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting storage related issues as it relates to Hitachi HDS storage arrays, extending to the basic support knowledge of Brocade storage switch technologies.
  • Strong technical analytical and troubleshooting skills, and possess an ability to explain technical concepts and provide guidance to staff.
  • Proficient to expert scripting and automation skills converting manual and maintenance functions into fully orchestrated automation.
  • Must have strong knowledge and experience in system monitoring techniques and tools supporting unattended operations.
  • Strong system security awareness and knowledge in OS hardening.
  • Ability to operate in complex, highly secure and highly available, operations environments and interact with the technology domain experts required to maintain those environments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Coaching other members of the support team, sharing technical and customer knowledge in a helpful and timely fashion.
  • Responsible for partnering with the Platform, Engineering and Delivery Teams to deliver seamless infrastructure support for all Visa business lines.
  • Responsible for adherence of established ITIL practice
  • Weekend working is a requirement.


Qualification and experience must include:

  • Expertise in Virtualization and Container technologies such as Docker, KVM, Kubernetes, OpenStack (HOS) and Hyper-V.
  • Expertise in infrastructure technologies such as HP blade server,  Dell Poweredge and Cisco Blade UCS.
  • Strength in scripting automation against Windows, UNIX. BMC Atrium Orchestrator experience is highly recommended.
  • Windows Systems Administration experience required, Unix experience is a plus.
  • Experience supporting a 24x7 Operational environment, requiring shift support
  • Working experience with infrastructure components (LAN/WAN/TCP IP)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to exercise independent judgement with minimal direction from supervisor
  • Ability to coordinate activities within cross-divisional and cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and assignments
  • Excellent verbal, written, skills; in particular, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate technical and business issues and solutions to multiple organizational levels internally and externally
  • Strong understanding of process orientation, understanding of project management techniques, methodologies and best practices
  • Candidate must have demonstrated and be prepared to exhibit initiative and ownership of consistent delivery success
  • Ability to set goals and objectives, prioritize, and manage situations to satisfactory completion 
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or similar field preferred.

Additional Information

Diversity and Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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