Linux Systems Administrator

Search Consultancy
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Linux Systems Administrator - £41,000 + Benefits - Crawley

If you are an experienced and enthusiastic Linux Systems Administrator with a strong commercial background then we want to speak to you.

You now have the opportunity to work within a business know as the global leader within their industry. This business is always at the cutting edge of technology, and is a huge advocate in the professional development of their staff.

Our client prides themselves on how they evolve and adapt technology that optimises and expands customer capabilities within the aviation sector.


* Build, maintain and administer Linux based systems for the onboard and ground based components of the product line
* Deploy and integrate application components to onboard servers
* Component build automation, version control and documentation.
* OS customisation, device driver compilation, control scripts development, and systems debugging
* Build, configure and maintain Test and Development environments.
* Use automated build tools (vagrant, ansible, kickstart etc) to ensure deployed components are built and delivered as per specification
* Assisting development teams by handling day to day server and system administration
* Provide technical support and engineering for a range of Linux based systems both physical and virtual (VMWare and LXC)
* Troubleshoot challenging issues with the server environments and provide recommendations for optimal performance and enhancement
* Research, analyse and identify ongoing improvements in existing tools and procedures
* Liaise with project stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure that deliverables from other teams are well specified and delivered correctly and on time.
* Adhere to sound engineering practices and ISO procedures, championing continuous improvements
* Manage tasks using workflow tools (JIRA, Rally, Confluence)
* Provide support and collaboration with other System Engineers, developers, project leads, support co-ordinators and 3rd party hosting providers
* Represent the company professionally in both client and team situations

Essential Skills and Experience:

* Proven experience in a technical role with at least demonstrable experience with Debian and/or CentOS system build, configuration and administration
* Specific experience in the following areas:
* Linux virtualisation - KVM/Containers
* Linux Security - IPtables/SELinux
* Working experience with at least one of the following high level languages; Bash, Python, and Perl
* Advanced knowledge of Automated build environments such as Vagrant & Ansible
* Linux kernel concepts, device drivers
* Experience utilising virtualization and cloud technologies (VMWare, AWS)
* Knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing, and keen understanding on networking essentials and current Internet technologies
* Extensive experience of designing, implementing and managing technical environments
* Demonstrated ability to achieve successful outcomes in handling difficult situations and work with various customers and levels of management
* Analytical and troubleshooting skills
* Shows initiative and acts independently to resolve problems.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and follow through on projects to completion

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.