Linux System Administrator

Technet IT Recruitment Limited
London (Central)
12 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are a UK Leading Data Analytics company that support numerous Consumers, ISPs, Governments as well as general Industry to help provide a richer quality of service when it comes to Internet Connectivity.

We are looking for someone to help maintain and grow their infrastructure, allowing them to not only keep up with the growing demand for my client’s services but also make better use of the data they already have. There external web services, including their analytics platforms, web applications, and websites are used by public and private sector clients spanning over 5 continents, as well as a large number of private citizens.

My client’s infrastructure spans six continents and utilises more than 600 servers. They operate their own infrastructure using dedicated servers and make use of cloud services where appropriate. They maintain hundreds of high capacity measurement servers around the globe (some connected at 100Gbit/s!), a large data analytics platform (based upon Hadoop, Presto and MySQL), and a set of core services such as LDAP, DNS and Puppet.

You will be a smart, diligent engineer who enjoys the challenge of maintaining a healthy infrastructure. You should be keen to explore new ideas and not be afraid of change. You’re curious and not afraid of getting your hands dirty!

Essential technical skills:

  • At least four years’ experience working with Linux servers (preferably RHEL/CentOS)
  • Strong shell scripting
  • Experience with using and administering MySQL servers
  • Real world usage of Puppet, Chef or a similar platform
  • Experience in working with monitoring solutions, such as Nagios or Prometheus
  • Experience in building and maintaining resilient services with no single point of failure
  • Good knowledge of core services, including as LDAP, DNS and web servers (Nginx and Apache)
  • A willingness to work out of hours and join an on-call rota

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Good knowledge of networking principles, including troubleshooting using Wireshark
  • Experience of working with Hadoop based databases
  • Familiarity with working with Git (specifically Github) and continuous integration solutions

On Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Modern office
  • Personal development, including a training budget
  • Travel
  • Pension and private health insurance
  • Lots of socialising