Linux Engineer - DevOps

Location
Leeds
Salary
£30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
08 Feb 2019
Ref
00090708
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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