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Network Administrator

Forfront is looking for a Network Administrator with experience of designing, planning and maintaining network infrastructures to join a highly successful technical team in a fast growing company.


Forfront stands for innovation and excellence delivered by people that care. We make it simple!


Forfront is a passionate, innovative software house based in Epsom, Surrey. We have over 20 years’ experience in delivering complex solutions to both public and private sector organisations.


Forfront’s main product is e-shot™, a SaaS (Software as a Service) marketing automation platform that successful marketers use to deliver highly-effective email campaigns - from lead nurturing to remarketing, from newsletters to autoresponders, e-shot™ provides a simple solution to a sophisticated area of modern marketing.


e-shot™ is a mature, stable product that services thousands of users and is constantly being developed and enhanced. With its growth, the demands for a secure and stable environment increase and we are looking for an experienced, highly skilled individual who is passionate about IT and ambitious in their drive for improvement.


Forfront is a member of the G-Cloud and DOS2 (Digital Outcomes and Specialists 2) frameworks and is committed to playing an effective role in the government’s digital transformation programme.





·           Design and maintain a network infrastructure;

·           Troubleshoot and diagnose issues quickly;

·           Configure and monitor the network infrastructure (we use Zabbix);

·           Configure network traffic, monitor and diagnose issues with network traffic;

·           Setup, configure manage and monitor firewalls;

·           Manage load balancing and clusters;

·           Manage mail servers (MTAs)

·           Setup and administer DNS servers and authentication (DKIM SPF DMARC);

·           Setup and manage SSL certificates;

·           Setup FTPS or SFTP;

·           Manage and administer Microsoft Office365;

·           Install, manage, monitor and troubleshoot Windows and Linux environments;

·           Manage Critical and other OS updates, patches

·           Manage security and access to production servers (ensure it is restricted and logged);

·           Experience with AWS or Azure cloud environments;

·           Maintain, deploy and rollout Cyber Security certification.




·           Day-to-day execution of email deliverability, including onboarding configuration for new clients, troubleshooting campaign challenges;

·           Strong understanding of ISP/domain-specific delivery policies, whitelisting and feedback loops;

·           Maintain and implement best practices for sending bulk email;

·           A good understanding of email end-to-end delivery including IP addresses, DNS, SMTP, authentication and email headers;

·           2nd line support in meeting client goals by improving inbox placement and other e-mail metrics;

·           Work closely with internal teams, helping the Customer Services, Support and Account Management Teams with client issues;

·           Keep up to date with the latest trends in email technology;

·           Maintain the performance and health of network reputation.




The successful candidate must have proven record at designing and managing network infrastructure; excellent at diagnosing and solving technical issues; passionate about improving efficiency and obsessive about process and security. You must also be calm under pressure, confident, well organised and a team player.


An important part of the role is the responsibility for email deliverability, where previous experience will be a clear advantage.


We have recently migrated our collocate infrastructure from one data centre to a new one and although we are not planning another such scale migration, this would be a good way to know if this is the job for you. Would you be confident and able to manage such a migration? Design, plan, setup install and maintain a complex network?


You will be expected to be able to quickly identify and resolve live issues. Be organised and always aim to create a robust and secure operating infrastructure platform with low risk of unplanned downtime and adherence to industry best practices. The monitoring should pre-empt network issues, availability issues and bottle neck in the system etc.


You must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be comfortable dealing with clients and senior management.



·           Passionate about all things IT;

·           Knowledge and experience designing and managing a network infrastructure – ideally a hosting environment;

·           Experience in troubleshooting network and IT issues;

·           Understanding email delivery architecture and MTA infrastructure;

·           email deliverability experience.



·           Private Health Insurance (from second year)

·           Pension scheme

·           Flexibility with hours (subject to role)



·           Excellent supportive team;

·           Everyone makes a difference;

·           Dynamic and fast moving;

·           Always making it simple.


·           You'll usually work 9 to 6 with one-hour lunch break, Monday to Friday;

·           You'll usually work in our Epsom office and may have to travel to our data centre on occasion;

·           Our office is in the centre of Epsom close to local amenities, has underground parking and is 7 minutes’ walk from the main train station as well as being near all the main bus routes;

·           The office has a large kitchen area and for those who like a bit of table tennis, a Wimbledon Corner with lively competitions.  Ask for our being-a-forfrontier document for more details.


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