Linux Sys Administrator - Windows, Python, VMware - Market lead

Prism Digital
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Linux System Administrator - Windows, Python, VMware - Market leader

My client is the global leader in their market and they are seeking a natural born problem solver with a keen eye for detail to join their science orientated software house based in Marlybone, London. As an experienced Systems Administrator, your responsibilities will include; installing, configuring, monitoring and operating their in-house servers and internal network services including DNS, emails and firewalls.

You as the sole System Administrator will have autonomy over the best DevOps style practises to implement. My client is looking to potentially implement Puppet into their infrastructure and therefore an interest in Puppet or commercial Puppet exposure will be a bonus.

Working within a hybrid environment which includes Windows (80%) and Linux (20%) which will enable to develop commercial skills in both areas. Although you will be working in mainly a Linux environment as internally Open-source is used, you are expected to have a working knowledge of Windows as the software provided by my client run mainly runs on Windows on their customer sites.


  • The servers and developer work stations are a mixture of Linux and Windows machines, with some running on VMware ESX
  • Network services include; Apache and IIS are key. You must be commercially astute in one or the other
  • Database technologies ideally MySQL
  • Managing CRM system and issue tracking

Essential skills:

  • Linux ideally Debian or Ubuntu
  • Windows exposure
  • Programming experience in scripting languages such as Perl, Python, Ruby or PHP
  • Commercial VMWare experience
  • Able to work independently
  • Problem solving abilities

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with build systems like MSBuild or GNU
  • Source control migration from CVS to Git
  • A keen interest in DevOps, there will be scope to implement in the future


  • 20 day's annual holiday (increasing by 1 day per year with service)
  • Pension plan
  • Potential flexible working hours

Linux System Administrator - Windows, Python, VMware - Market leader