Linux System Administrator

Belinda Holmes
£22000 - £30000/annum
16 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client provides web application development, project management and server administration for their clients in the heath sector. Established since 2004, their systems are written in PHP and are hosted on Linux-based web servers. Major applications they run are recruitment tools, travel agency booking systems and various Local Authority websites and hosted intranets.

We are searching for a Linux System Administrator to join their team in Sheffield.

The Role

As the successful Linux Sys-Admin, you will be running multiple servers, both physical and virtual. Providing resource management and load balancing, system backups, software patching and infrastructure management. Working in a team of 10, you will be central to the running and operations of the web based services, both internally and to external customers.

Day to day tools used are Apache, Postgres, Nagios, Asterisk, Openstack Swift and others.

You will ideally have scripting or basic automation skills (i.e. Bash, Python etc) and a fair working knowledge of PHP.

The ideal candidate will have
a strong interest in Linux and open source software
a work ethic and the motivation to learn and solve problems without constant supervision
a desire to work in a small company as an important member of the team with the opportunity to help develop the company and to grow into a senior role.
The right person is likely to have a personal background and interest in web development, Linux, open source, open rights.

37.5 hour week, with flexitime. Overtime is available and paid hourly.
Flexible working times
25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (33 days)
Employers pension contributions
A fantastic working environment
Permanent salaried position (up to £30,000 pa)
Training and development