System Administrator

GK Recruitment
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: System Administrator

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £35k-£45k

Location: Manchester

Our client is a successful, innovative software development company based in Manchester City Centre that focuses on eGovernment and financial sector products and services.

Due to continued growth, they are looking for a skilled Systems Administrator with a can-do attitude to join the team to help support the Company’s office and datacentre infrastructure, and contribute to ongoing improvements in system development.

You will work with the Company’s Infrastructure Manager to run business-as-usual operations and design and implement new infrastructure solutions for the Company’s software development and production environments.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in as the Company’s move to DevOps and delivery of a Software Defined Datacentre for its enterprise-level services.

They are looking for someone with a strong background in IT and Computing, with practical hardware and software experience in:

  • Linux Server Administration (especially Ubuntu/Debian/CentOS)
  • Mac OSX Desktop and Server
  • Databases - MySQL, MariaDB, NoSQL clusters
  • Storage - ZFS, NFS, replication and backups
  • Networking, including Firewalls, switches, cabling, Ethernet, fibre and wireless communications
  • Internet - DNS, Mail, Apache platforms, secure sockets and certificates
  • Virtualisation - AWS and similar
  • Command-line scripting and automated deployment
  • Security hardening of systems
  • Anti-malware, anti-spam, anti-phising and intrusion detection
  • Logging, monitoring and alerting systems

The role will require a high level of responsibility, an on-call schedule and will require some out-of-hours work.

Good working knowledge of ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials, DevOps principles, Containers, Agile software development methodologies and continuous integration/continuous deployment is a distinct advantage.

Familiarity with OpenStack, Blue-Green deployment and automated configuration management is desirable.

In return, we offer a competitive salary package and the opportunity to develop your career.

If you have a desire to work in an ambitious company and are able to deliver operational excellence then this role is made for you.