Linux Systems Administrator/Software Engineer

Hamilton Webb
United Kingdom
11 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Linux Systems Administrator/Software Engineer

The Linux Systems Administrator, reporting to the IT Services Manager, is primarily responsible for ensuring the Linux systems are available for business use to agreed Service Levels. Additionally, the role is accountable for testing Amari’s specialised bespoke system requirements as well as being a key part of the business continuity/disaster recovery team.



Linux systems availability to agreed Service Levels

  • Monitor systems for signs of hardware and software issues
  • Fix problems in a timely and efficient manner either by personal action or, with management agreement
  • Deliver systems availability to agreed service levels

Testing of specialised bespoke systems prior to release

  • Test all bespoke application and system tools as supplied by the Development Team
  • Upgrade test and live systems to ensure the highest service levels are maintained for Amari customers

Manage Linux systems maintenance

  • Manage and maintain diagnostic procedures.
  • Undertake regular maintenance of file and storage structures.
  • Maintain up to the minute understanding of new and existing threats to the Linux environment

Contribute to the planning and development of future server and storage capacity

  • Work with colleagues and management to identify future requirements and research solutions.

Build and install new systems

  • Responsible for building and setting up Linux systems for both test and live environments, in line with business requirements.

Share knowledge with colleagues

  • Write and maintain system documentation. Help colleagues acquire and extend their expertise. Draw on colleagues’ knowledge to extend your expertise. Share experiences.


IT SKILLS Essential: Linux (Redhat, CentOS), MySQL, Unix, Solaris, Java, data transformation tools, VMWare, ArcServe backup software, SQLYog Desirable: MS Office, IT security and current IT trends, Adapts approach to user and can explain solutions in a jargon free manner.

VERBAL COMMUNICATION Communicates clearly and positively Competent in questioning techniques, gathering sufficient information to identify the cause of problems Adapts approach to user and can explain solutions in a jargon-free manner

PROBLEM SOLVING / ANALYTICAL SKILLS Possesses analytical and diagnostic skills and a systematic approach to problem solving

PRIORITISING AND MULTI-TASKING Prioritises workload depending on importance and potential impact the issue could have on the business

CUSTOMER SERVICE Has a positive, can-do attitude. Provides a prompt response to problems, keeping management informed of progress as appropriate.

TEAM PLAYER Able to work within a team environment, co-ordinating efforts with IT and Operational colleagues to ensure users are provided with excellent customer service and prompt problem resolution

Hours of work are between - 8.00am to 6.00pm - Monday to Friday. Do note weekly hours are 37.5 hours per week.