Linux Engineer

From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 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 products

What 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 environment

We’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 tools Exposure 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 desirable

What’s the earning potential?

    A salary of £18-26k dependant on experienceAn additional shift allowance during 12 hour shifts

What 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?

·Onsite parking

·Gymnasium – great way to keep in shape

·Private BUPA healthcare cover after 1 years’ service

·Steam room to relax

·Free fruit delivered fresh to the office daily

·Birthdays off as a paid holiday

·Company ski trips to Switzerland

·Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn

·Table tennis and pool tables to play all day, every day!

·Computer game area – so get your game faces on

·Crèche on site – bring your little ones into work

·Free kettle bells, spinning classes and circuit training

·Football/netball/running clubs

·Monthly pub quizzes - friends and family can also come along

·Bar – free drinks on a Friday afternoon!


·An extra week holiday when you get married after 1 years’ service

·Recording studio

·Summer BBQs at the founder’s home

·UKFest – 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 expected to attend in 2016

·Regular cinema nights and LAN parties

·Team building experiences climbing Snowdon

·Family days out to Chester Zoo

·Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after 2 years’ service

·Friends and family open days where people related to the company come over to eat and drink with us at Christmas

·Referral scheme in which you can earn up to £500 for referring superstars to join the business

·Future plans to have a dog kennels for all you dog lovers

·Plans for a Share Scheme for the entire business to make people feel rewarded and connected

·Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contribution

Performance Incentives

·£4000 bonus to anyone who designs a new software deemed to be useful to the business

·Reward trips to amazing places such as Vegas or skiing to Switzerland!

·We’re also big believers in rewarding commitment, so you get £1k after 5 years with us and an amazing £10k bonus after 10 years in the family

Contract type

Permanent full-time
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