Jira Administrator Atlassian Expert - Remote Contract

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Jira Administrator/Atlassian Expert - Remote Contract

Role Purpose

The Jira Administrator will manage Jira and Confluence system within the IT department

Reporting to:

Agile Transformation Lead

Key Accountabilities

  • Analyse, review, and document current functionality to determine potential areas of improvement.
  • Manage user permissions for tools according to the needs of projects and teams.
  • Perform application and system administration tasks, including data backups and scheduled jobs
  • Test new versions of the tools and plug-ins to ensure compatibility
  • Research and utilise industry standard methods and techniques.
  • Maintain JIRA projects, workflows, permissions, and users while working in cloud environment.
  • Improve JIRA security. Set access permissions for JIRA projects and Confluence spaces.
  • Must be able to work with JIRA filters, reporting, dashboards, workflows, fields, and JIRA forms as an administrator.

Skills and Abilities

  • A strong team player with the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • The ability to learn and adapt quickly and drive efficiency in the Agile teams
  • Facilitation skills including in-person and virtual workshops, visualisation tools and techniques.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills


  • Expert level Atlassian tool administration knowledge on JIRA and Confluence.
  • Ability to write custom JQL (Jira Query Language), a must.
  • Ability to construct custom dashboards using various filter types in JIRA, a must.
  • Ability to construct Confluence pages and integrate JIRA projects with Confluence pages, a must.
  • Experience in performing Atlassian installations, migrations, and plugin installation, a must.
  • Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL Database administration skills are preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic agile environment.
  • Must have strong work ethic with good time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Position involves some interfacing with business teams.


  • 4+ years' experience as JIRA Administrator with experience customizing JIRA projects with various schemes, complex workflows, screen schemes, permission schemes, and notification schemes required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' hands-on experience working with the Atlassian product suite, with specific focus on JIRA as a Project/Application Administrator.


  • Expert level Atlassian tool administration knowledge on JIRA and Confluence.
  • 6-12 month contract with leading global client. Role is mainly remote but might require ad hoc days on site, if possible. Day rates will apply.
Start date
6 months +
Red Kite Resourcing Ltd
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