Linux Systems Administrator

Rock Paper Click Talent
15 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Linux Systems Administrator

£35,000 - £50,000 DOE


Are you a system administrator who is hungry to continually learn new skills? Would you like to join a small and agile organisation working on cutting edge projects?

Our client are a dynamic and growing Cloud Services business, they have been established for over 17 years and in the last five years developed their own Cloud Platform and are now the sole Cloud suppliers to a British Overseas Territory. The growth of the business means that a confident, pro-active Linux sysadmin is required to build, automate, and deploy their cloud platform, and keep their systems running smoothly.

Required Skills:

  • Linux - Strong experience in the administration and troubleshooting of CentOS and Ubuntu

  • Networking - Good understanding of networking (LAN, WAN), background with Cisco or Juniper networking equipment

Desirable Skills:

  • SaltStack - using and creating formulas

  • VMWare - Administration

  • KVM / Libvirt

  • Open Source monitoring tools, eg. Nagios / ELK / Cacti / Prometheus

  • Python or Bash scripting skills

  • Docker / Kubernetes

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Troubleshooting various networking / Linux issues

  • Being an escalation point for customer issues

  • Refining their cloud deployment and planning for future upgrades

  • Building and maintaining our internal infrastructure

  • Creating documentation when required

  • Liaising with various partners/vendors to get issues resolved

  • Occasionally visiting one of our data centres to rack up new servers or perform networking upgrades

Who We Are Looking For:

  • An intelligent and bright individual with lots of initiative and who is incredibly proactive.

  • Exceptionally keen and willing to learn new skills.

  • A natural problem solver with excellent attention to detail.

  • Happy to take responsibility and see projects through to a successful conclusion.

It is most important that the successful candidate has an excellent Linux system administration background, is a great communicator, loves learning, has a desire to gain the skills needed and relishes the challenge of working with cutting edge technology in a small team.

The role will be full time, Monday to Friday 9AM to 5.30PM. You will have opportunities to learn and develop a long-term and rewarding career while working with a great team.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • 25 days holiday per year rising to 30

  • Contributory pension

  • Share option scheme

  • The chance to be part of an exciting, growing company with a fantastic team.

If you have the relevant skill set and would like to find out more - please apply today!

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