Linux Engineer - DevOps

£30000 - £38000 per annum
11 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Linux Engineer (DevOps)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Linux Automation engineer to join the UK's leading independent managed hosting group, at their Leeds HQ. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast growing and exciting organisation where your decisions truly count.

You will:

Champion new products
- Develop and refine tools, procedures and workflows that create consistency and stability for their internal operations and customer experience.
- Discuss ideas at a high level and use your technical ability to follow through and implement them.
- Review and research potential new products, presenting them to the broader team to highlight their potential.

Be a champion for projects
- Be comfortable working in a fluid environment where requirements and priorities may change at short notice. Be prepared to be the cause of that change.
- Continually think about the root causes of issues, and where necessary, stop and re-evaluate a project with the team to ensure it doesn't just address the symptoms of a problem.
- Ensure that projects move ahead in a timely fashion.
- Coordinate with different teams to ensure that work is achieved effectively.

Document and communicate your work
- Appreciate high-quality documentation and have pride in your own.
- Enjoy using communication and collaboration tools for maximum efficiency.
- Produce documentation on development work that can be used for Research and Development funding.
- Effectively communicate with other departments to highlight the goals of new and existing projects and their ongoing progress.

Essential Attributes
- Strong Linux Sysadmin Skills
- Knowledge and Understanding of IT Infrastructure
- Scripting (BASH, Python, Lua, Powershell)
- Comfort with collaboration and open communication
- A positive attitude and a desire to learn

Desirable Attributes
- Automation and Config Management Skills (Ansible)
- Knowledge of Databases (MySQL, Postgres, Influx)
- Knowledge of Data Serialisation Languages (JSON, YAML)
- Experience working with automation and monitoring tools (Icinga, Grafana, TICK stack, ELK stack)
- Experience with source control (Git, GitLab)
- Knowledge and Understanding of Networking Technologies
- Knowledge of the web hosting industry and associated technologies. (Apache, NGINX, IIS)

In return they offer a comprehensive benefits package:
- 28 days holiday plus 8 statutory public holidays
- Flexible working
- Paid role-specific training and exams
- Opportunity to develop new skills and progress
- Company health expenses plan with BUPA
- Aviva life insurance
- Free Parking
- Generous company pension
- Discount on tech goods
- Dress down Fridays

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