Unix System Administrator - OpenStack / Ceph

Networking People
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Unix Systems Administrator - OpenStack/Ceph

Working in the Core Infrastructure team of 10 in a multidisciplinary team of DBAs, Unix Admins and Platform Automation Engineers who research, design and maintain the infrastructure that supports the UK Live businesses.

As a Unix System Administrator, you will be responsible for their Linux compute, storage and virtualization solutions as well as their associated hardware. They run Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, and Core OS), open source software define storage (Ceph) and open source internal cloud infrastructure (OpenStack & Kubernetes). You will be required to implement the chosen technologies, configure them to company standards, provide our Operational team with automation, documentation, and training; our development teams with early life support and participate in a 24/7 support rota.

  • Technical requirements gathering, design, prototyping, implementation, testing, and ongoing support of technical solutions to business problems
  • Configuration and setup of hardware, operating systems and services to company technology standards
  • Management and monitoring of systems to ensure that issues are quickly identified and resolved
  • Automation of manual activities
  • Planning, testing and rolling out new releases
  • Provision of documentation to peers and other stakeholders
  • Collaborating with Operations team to plan and execute system changes
  • Support production systems as required outside of standard working hours and participate in 24x7 on-call rota
  • Implementation of systems to comply with technology's security and disaster recovery strategy

  • In depth understanding and experience of at least one of the following technologies:
  • Ubuntu / Debian
  • Openstack
  • Ceph
  • Docker / Kubernetes
  • Unix Scripting (Shell, Python)
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP and IP networking
  • Passion for open source technologies; in touch with industry/market developments and best practice

  • Experience of server build and configuration management system (e.g Puppet)
  • Experience of IBM AIX
  • Experience of NAS systems such as NetApp
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics, Engineering or related subject

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/79151043