Linux System Administrator

Jenrick IT
Covent Garden
13 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Linux (Red Hat) System Administrator / Engineer

We are currently working with a global development company who specialise in world-class gaming applications for the online betting and gambling industry sector. The business is rapidly expanding at the moment they are specifically looking for a Red Hat Linux Server Systems Administrator to join them.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced, dynamic organisation who have an international presence in over 20 countries. The role is very project focused, with large elements of BAU support. As the Linux Server Systems Administrator, you will sit within the technical operations team and help design, build, maintain and secure highly available, scalable and supportable IT solutions.

You will also work within a highly technical environment and you must be able to work under pressure, using your own initiative to make decisions and ultimately achieve objectives. You will also be working within a Red Hat Linux environment with VMware ESX/vSphere running on Dell Compellent & EqualLogic iSCSI storage. The majority of servers used are Linux based with some Windows based as well.

The majority of users are based outside of the UK and therefore there is also the scope, flexibility and opportunity for occasional travel to install, maintain and enhance current solutions.

Your key responsibilities;
  • Working on specific, targeted projects to upgrade the core infrastructure and enhance Red Hat Linux services.
  • Addressing incident tickets & service requests from internal customers and performing the necessary troubleshooting and remedial work to fix issues in a timely manner.
  • Acting as an additional quality gate for all new and existing systems, which you’ll help us to review, improve & plan for the future as well as helping to identify new solutions.
  • Assist other members of the Technical Operations department as required to ensure a coherent and standard approach is maintained in building and supporting the Red Hat Linux infrastructure.
  • Ensure documentation for systems and services are maintained.
The following experience is required;
  • Extensive experience supporting Red Hat Linux servers, within high-availability deployments (RHEL.)
  • Solid all round knowledge and experience of Tomcat and Apache.
  • Strong VMware ESX/vSphere implementation, support, maintenance & tuning skills.
  • Good working knowledge of large scale SAN & NAS. In particular iSCSI and Dell Compellent & EqualLogic.
  • Good working knowledge of integration with Oracle, MS SQL Server and Cisco networking.
  • Previous experience working with Change Control and central configuration management systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a good team player with an ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Desirable skills and experience;
  • Nagios, Cacti, Check_MK, Puppet.
  • Docker.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • Symphony Marimba Client Automation.

RHCE desirable.
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