Linux / Unix & Storage System Administrator
Guardian News & Media has a terrific opportunity to join the Enterprise Technology team as a Linux/Unix & Storage System Administrator. You will be responsible for effective design, provisioning, installation, configuration and maintenance of systems. You will participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
You will assist project teams with design and technical issues within the initiation and planning phases. These activities include the definition of requirements and technical strategy; research & development within the project life cycle; technical analysis and design; You will support and collaborate with operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. You’ll also work collaboratively with the applications team to deploy and operate systems.
You will help to automate and streamline operations and processes; build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations and troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments.
You will be a friendly and service minded individual with a co-operative and supportive attitude. You will have a proven ability to prioritise work and foster a responsive, problem solving demeanour throughout your approach to tasks.
Core Skills and experience:
Redhat/Centos and Solaris.
Netapp design, administration and troubleshooting.
Cisco UCS design, administration and troubleshooting.
Support and develop the automated build environment using Anaconda/Kickstart with Puppet/Cobbler for Linux and Jumpstart for Solaris.
Support and develop the monitoring infrastructure using appropriate tools.
Ability with scripting in Bash, Perl and Python.
Postfix with Dovecot and Squirrel mail.
BIND with slave and forward to and from Active Directory.
Load balancing, high availability and clustering using Apache reverse proxy, HA Proxy and Galera clusters.
Backups solutions using Snapcenter.
Experience of LDAP and Kerberos authentication to Active Directory from systems and applications.
Database support for MySQL/Maria, Mongo and Postgres.
Experience of VMWare Vsphere would be useful.
Experience of cloud technologies would be useful.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Support, design and maintenance of Linux (Redhat/Centos) infrastructure with some Solaris, including system upgrades and new deployments.
Support, design and maintenance of the Netapp storage systems, including system upgrades and new deployments.
Support, design and maintenance of the UCS infrastructure, including system upgrades and new deployments.
Troubleshooting for complex technical issues across heterogeneous technologies, taking ownership of issues and seeing them through to resolution.
Provide technical support and research related to the definition, development, implementation, maintenance, and support of applicable systems, applications, products, and services.
Interact with internal stakeholders and third parties to resolve escalated problems in the areas of installation, repair, upgrade, and maintenance.
Evaluate and recommend open source software necessary for infrastructure solutions.
Establish, communicate, and maintain standards related to the environment.
Provide technical services in support of projects and technical solutions.
Maintain support documentation and asset and configuration data repositories.
Develop tools and systems to automatically deploy code and configuration across environments.
Knowledge of datacentre technologies and best practices.
On an out-of-hours support rota for troubleshooting/resolving issues.
To apply for this position, follow the link below to upload your CV and cover letter as one document.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.