Linux Engineer

From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
03 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
What’s the role all about?

Do you have a huge passion for technology and enjoy troubleshooting and fixing issues? If so, then we may have a place for you at UKFast!

Working with our existing Linux support team, we are looking for an Engineer with a strong attention to detail, high standards and a can-do attitude.

Being passionate about what you do is a pre-requisite along with an ability to multi-task, prioritise and be able to work on your own initiative.

What will my responsibilities be?

Assisting with and maintaining customer solutionsHelping with server setup, configuration and supportAdvising with client issuesDeveloping new productsWhat skills do I need to have?

Experience building, installing and supporting Linux server(s). Ideally Red Hat/Debian based distributionsExcellent customer service skills with working experienceExperience of Linux systems in a networking environmentWe’re more than happy to train an enthusiastic individual, but it would be desirable if you had the following:

Experience of Linux systems administration in a hosting environmentExperience installing, configuring and supporting Apache/NGiNX, MySQL/PostgreSQL, FTP and Mail ServersExposure to diagnosing various server issues using standard open source toolsExposure to command line scriptingExperience using Linux control panels, such as cPanel or PleskExposure to programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, HTML and SQLQualification/certification to RHCT/RHCSA/LPIC-1 is desirableWhat’s the earning potential?

A salary of £18-50k dependant on experienceAn additional shift allowance during 12 hour shiftsWhat are my working hours?

This role will cover a shift pattern to include 5 days covering shifts of 8-5, 9-6 or 11-8 between Monday-Sunday. Typically weekend shifts are on a 1 in 5 rotation. This role also covers night shifts, on a cover only basis to cover holidays and sickness.

What benefits are on offer?

Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learnOn-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga – there is something for everyoneBirthdays off as a paid holidayUKFest – our yearly festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family. The event is described as a mini-Glastonbury with over 1000 attending in 2016Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ serviceFull paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' servicePension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributionsWe also offer these if you’re interested:

Regular cinema nights and LAN partiesFriends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at ChristmasReferral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the businessFamily days out to Chester ZooAn extra weeks holiday the year you get marriedCrèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visitWe’ve got loads more too:

Bar! Free drinks on a Friday to end the weekOnsite parkingSports clubs such as running, football & netballTable tennis and pool tables – things can get competitiveConsole gaming area and arcade machinesRegular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcomeFresh fruit delivered to the officeTeam building experiences climbing SnowdonPerformance Incentives

We’re big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1000 after 5 years with us and an amazing £10,000 bonus after 10 years in the familyWe offer reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing in Switzerland!Top performers achieve VIP parkingComing soon

Future plans to have a dog kennels for all you dog loversShare Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connectedContract type

Permanent full-time

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