Senior Linux Infrastructure Engineer (RHEL)

London (Greater)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior RedHat Infrastructure Engineer - Southwark, Central London

Racing Post operates several data centres, cloud services and two satellite offices which are all connected via our own designed network. The network and data centre infrastructure are critical components to the success of the business.

This role requires a broad technical knowledge of IT infrastructure (Networks, Storage, Server Platforms, Cloud, Middleware, Database, Systems Management, Client & Security Solutions) and System Integration. Red Hat Systems Engineering skills is critical for this role as you will be the technical lead performing planning, analysis, design, implementation and maintenance duties for all Red Hat Linux software deployments for On-Premise and Cloud technology solutions on virtual platforms.


? Working in a small delivery focused engineering and operational team this role is to provide technical engineering lead for all Redhat Linux On-Premise and Cloud infrastructures up to the Operating System Level

? Implement and maintain automated UNIX server builds utilising Kickstart Server, write shell scripts to automate systems maintenance tasks, utilise configuration management tools such as Puppet, Ansible for service delivery to DevOps and other technology teams.

? Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Infrastructure Roadmap, including operating systems, storage, database, networks, virtualisation, cloud and related technologies.

? Configuring system logging, remote logging, delivering reports on system utilisation and network services

? Perform VMware ESXi Systems Administrator duties

? Perform SAN/NAS Storage Administration duties, capacity management reporting and trending

? Maintain infrastructure service availability levels, key performance indicators, and service level agreements.

? Provide input for technology trends to help develop infrastructure strategy and delivery processes designed for agility and cost effectiveness.

? Maintain IT host inventory and software license asset management

? Ensure service recovery techniques are designed, implemented and maintained for all hosted systems

? Provide 3rd Line support for production connectivity issues and identify improvement areas.

? Serve as the Linux Subject Matter Expert for all infrastructure-related topics

Skills & Experience
? Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE 5.x or 6.x preferred) or proven track record of engineering, troubleshooting and tuning solutions using Red Hat software

? In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of current infrastructure methodologies, strategies and technologies.

? Experience of infrastructure which use continuous delivery.

? In Depth knowledge of both LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Python/Perl) stack from infrastructure point of view and systems Windows Active Directory, AWS

? Experience of software engineering environments which use continuous delivery.

? Strong experience of working with agile, waterfall and similar methodologies like PRINCE2.

? Highly results-oriented and ability to balance both short and long term needs.


  • Experience of high-transactional, multi-channel, responsive digital products for web, mobile and tablet, e-commerce and maintaining online security.
  • Experience of working with the following or similar technologies: Juniper, Cisco, VMware, HyperV, Apache, Active Directory, Azure, AWS, Google Enterprise, ITIL frameworks
About Racing Post
Racing Post is a media company which focuses on horse racing, greyhounds, football and sports betting. The company publishes a daily national newspaper, runs multiple websites and mobile products including RACINGPOST.COM. It also has an iPad newspaper app and a growing B2B division. The business employs approximately 300 permanent staff and also hires freelancers and contractors.
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