Azure Administrator

Job Introduction

** This is a Hybrid role - there is a requirement to work in our Crawley office an average of two days a week**

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga.   

And right now, we have an existing opportunity for an Azure Administrator to join our Saga Travel Group Technology Team. You will be responsible for supporting and maintaining the cloud IT infrastructure that supports the business. You will do this by delivering outstanding service and providing technical ownership for challenges across the technology estate.   

In return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.     

So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!   



Role Responsibility

  • Supplying enterprise business support across the cloud technology estate to both internal technology teams and to the business unit community.   

  • Monitoring, automation and performance tuning of cloud resources and associated applications.   

  • Administration of the core enterprise shared services system maintenance procedures, this will include raising and taking ownership of processes such as change requests, problem management, root cause analysis, fault identification and resolution.   

  • Responsibility for ensuring Saga Travel Group security policies is met, and services are securely configured in line with best practices, alongside the proactive management of Azure Secure Score.  

  • Performance and Cost optimisation of Azure builds of Azure Virtual Desktops, VMs, reserved instances, application pools, AGW, Firewalls.    

  • Supporting the technology operations management team in developing and delivering innovative technology initiatives. 

  • Work closely with the information security team to implement changes that improve the security of the supported applications.  

  • Monitoring applications and taking proactive actions to prevent impact to the business.  

  • Support the technology operations team to develop and deliver innovative technology initiatives to the business.  

The Ideal Candidate

  • Azure Administration – minimum AZ-104 certified. AZ-140 or AZ-700 will be an advantage. 

  • Experience working in a cloud infrastructure related role within a corporate environment.   

Top Skills, you will have demonstrable experience in most of the following:  

  • Deploy and Manage Azure compute resources including Azure Resource Manager templates, Virtual Machine extensions, Azure Disk Encryption, Virtual Machine Sizes, High Availability and Scale Sets.  

  • Create and Configure Azure Storage Accounts, Generate Shared Access Signature (SAS) tokens, manage Access Keys and configure Network Access to storage accounts.  

  • Manage and Configure RADIUS, Certificate-based, OpenVPN and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Authentication.  

  • Configure Azure role, Custom roles permissions for Management Groups, Subscriptions, Resource Groups, and Resources.  

  • Create and Manage Internal & External Azure Identities including Azure AD Privileged Identity Management (PIM), Conditional Access Policies, and Azure AD identity Protection. 

  • Create and Configure Enterprise App Registration, Integrate Single-On (SSO) and Identity Providers for authentication.  

  • Create and customize alert rules, configure diagnostic logging, log retention, and monitor security logs by using Azure Monitor.  

  • Create and configure Azure Recovery Services Vault, Backup Vault, and Azure Virtual Machine backup policies.  

  • Perform Backup and restore operations by using Azure backup and site-to-site recovery by using Azure Site Recovery.  

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen.
  • Empathy – Always aware of others.
  • Curiosity – Always asking why.
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Package Description

The standard benefits when you join Saga include: 

  • Remote working available where possible

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year 

  • Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service 

  • Workplace Pension 

  • AXA Be Supported 

  • A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

About the Company

Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.

Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.

Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.

We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.

We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.

We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.

We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme. 



To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.



Saga Group


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