Network and Linux Administrator

M Thorne Consulting Limited
South Ascot
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Exceptional opportunity to join a young, dynamic company and be involved in a variety of projects, products and services.

The Company

My client works exclusively in B2B, providing customer-facing and back office systems.

They are a fast growing and successful business with a great working environment, and a happy, hard-working team with a positive outlook.

They are proud to be an accredited Investors in People "Gold" organisation.

The Job

They need a Network Administrator with Linux experience to work on company projects, services and internal infrastructure. Ideally, they would like you to start immediately.

You could be:

  • Installing and Maintaining Linux Systems
  • Looking after existing Networks, Endpoint Devices, Windows based systems.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Maintaining Windows Systems, AD, Terminal Server, Exchange
  • Installing systems for various business needs
  • Keeping their network systems and devices up to date and stable
  • Network Security
  • Maintaining internal Linux Build and Package servers
  • Installing and Managing new full-stack embedded systems: Raspberry Pi, Alpine Linux, Dotnet
  • Log analysis with a Syslog-NG server
  • Diagrams and documentation for the network
  • Contributing to a development team for producing bespoke software and systems with latest technology.

The Person

You are passionate about systems and projects, with a natural flair and interest in Linux, Networking and Security. You love your work. You love projects. You love making stuff work and making things better.

Personal attributes include:

  • the ability to work across several projects or opportunities at the same time
  • the ability to adapt to change and be comfortable within a fast-changing technology environment
  • a commitment to producing high quality work.

In terms of Technical experience, you will have some of the following:

  • Router / Switch configuration with VLAN, QOS and STP
  • Firewall Configurations with iptables, ebtables and other filtering such as for bridges
  • Fluent with 2 distributions of Linux, preferably Alpine Linux, Arch Linux or/and Debian (in order)
  • Understanding and management of other Linux distributions
  • Understanding and usage of Package Managers (apt, apk, yum, etc.)
  • Configuration of common Linux services such as OpenSSH, NTP/Chrony, DHCP, etc.
  • Regular use of Key Authentication
  • Usage understanding of latest cryptography configurations such as curve25519, chacha20, etc.
  • Shell scripting (bash)
  • Log analysis (dmesg, /var/log)
  • Pen-Testing software such as OpenVAS

Benefits of working here

As well as a starting salary range of £24k-£32k, you will also receive a range of employee benefits that include 33 days' holiday, bonuses, and a workplace pension.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a hard working, talented individual to join an expanding company where high achievers are rewarded and given respect and responsibility. Don't waste time - apply right now!