Linux Deployment Engineer

HS Recruitment
20 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
To £50K plus extensive benefits package

Due to the nature of this work all candidates must be British Nationals, and already hold or be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance to SC level or higher.

Candidate Requirements:

We are recruiting at all levels of career experience and would consider graduates with a science related degree (including practical computer programming experience) through to skilled Deployment and DevOps professionals.


* Demonstrable experience in at least one of: Linux (e.g. RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu)

* Linux experience as a deployment platform and day to day environment – e.g., can describe package management, networking configuration, log files, environment variables

* Familiarity with the following core tools: git, ssh, Unix command line, browsers, Bash


* Experience in at least one of: Python, Java, JavaScript, C or C++

* Deep Linux experience – e.g., can describe SELinux, chroot, ssh tunnelling, differences between Linux distributions

* Experience of test-driven development and Automated testing of web applications

* Networking familiarity – e.g., can describe HTTP protocol, TCP/IP

* Experience of Hadoop or distributed computation

* Experience of automating software deployment

* Experience of network engineering including switches, taps, firewalls, IDSs and PCAP analysis

* Awareness of system and network security principles such as system hardening, log analysis or IDS/IPS


You will be part of a team which is jointly responsible for deploying our platform to new sites and supporting new local administrators in maintaining a stable service for their user population. Specifically; you would be responsible for:

* Review, elaboration and planning of new deployment requirements with our Product Owner

* Development of work following agreed and evolving ways of working, standards and levels of quality

* Regular presentation of progress and completed work to the team and the customer

* Stay up to date by following industry developments and be active in the Deployment and DevOps community

* A drive to meet your personal objectives which are aligned to the business plan for the financial year

* Investment in your own skills development with support from the team and wider organisation

Job Description:

The team’s focus is the rollout of our Big Data platform to new customer sites in the UK. We aim for everyone in the team to be involved in the planning, execution and support of new deployments. We all have direct contact with our customer on a daily basis. The team can ask questions directly to ensure they deploy what is really needed. If you are interested in system administration, DevOps, test/deployment automation, and thinking ahead but not overcomplicating for today, this will suit you. Specifically; you would be involved tasks such as the following:

* Ansible deployment automation of software, upgrades and Linux configuration

* Robot Framework and Selenium based test automation for post-build and post-deploy health checks

* Bug and technical debt triage, trouble shooting and resolution

* Production environment change back-porting to our Git repository

* System performance analysis and improvement of multiple, high spec large clusters

* Third line support of production environments with our system administrators

Build your career with us

We are creating a team of Linux Deployment Engineers. If you have a solid Linux foundation and an enthusiasm for technology, we’d love you to join us. We have successfully developed, built, and deployed a cutting-edge Big Data platform for a meaningful and strategic client. Based on that success we have been tasked with rolling out new instances of the platform across sites in the UK. We’re heavily into automation and the investment in effort required to continually improve the deployment process and subsequent health checks and monitoring. We’re motivated to improve the state of the art, for our customer, and for other engineers or consumers working on similar systems.

We are committed to helping clients succeed through our global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results. Come and join a winning team and grow with us.

For further information please forward a current CV with contact details

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