Linux Unix Systems Administrator

Sopra Banking Software Ltd
Sheffield, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Sopra Banking Software is currently seeking experienced Linux/Unix Administrator to join our expanding Managed Services department to provide a key service working within live production environments.

The role is to provide systems administration on a day-to-day business, alongside project activities to support our customers. These activities include tasks involving system performance. monitoring, optimisation, automation activities/tasks, troubleshooting incidents, database refreshes and software and hardware upgrades.

The role entails working with a mixture of cloud and on premise environments, but with the cloud environments increasing and on premise decreasing over time.

Attention to detail, quality and getting things right first time are essential.

As an experienced Linux/Unix Administrator you will have the majority of the following skills:

·Have experience as a Linux or Unix Systems Administrator in a production/Managed Services environment

·Experience in Oracle Solaris and/or Red Hat Linux, Red Hat virtualization including building, installing, configuring and troubleshooting.

·Knowledge and experience of OpenLDAP, NGINX, Websphere, Connect Direct and Commvault Back-Up solution.

·Good working knowledge of Storage Area Networks, Java Application Servers, on-premise Virtualization technologies (including Oracle OVMs and Containers), Cloud virtualization along with monitoring and Performance Tuning Servers in a multi-tenant Environment would be advantageous..

·ISO27001, ITIL, Configuration Management, and Sarbanes Oxley and GDPR Compliance are all highly desirable

·Any exposure and working knowledge of Systems Monitoring tools would be desirable

Personal Skills / Attributes Required

·Applicants must be able to work in a small team environment and be able to interact with customers on a daily basis

·The ability to deal with complex problems

·Positive attitude to trying out different things and offering innovative solutions

·Flexibility in working hours

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate at both a technical and a non-technical level

·Ability to manage own workload

·Able to work independently and as part of a team

·Ability to prioritise tasks effectively and adapt to changing priorities

·Drive to look at continuous improvements of current working practices

There is a requirement for Out of Hours work to meet customer demands around patching, DR testing and project deliveries.

After an initial training period, there may be a requirement to provide out of hours support on a standby rota covering 1 week in every 5. This is to support our 24/7 operations and support to customers.

The team are currently working under remote conditions and therefore we can support remote working UK wide however our office locations are; Dunstable, Sheffield, and London where you would be required to attend for team meetings and training as required.

In return:

By joining the Sopra Banking Software team you will enjoy our excellent rewards and benefits schemes including a 6% pension contribution, employee share scheme (buy one get one free), an option to buy or sell holiday days,medical insurance, critical illness cover, a health cash plan, and an openness to discussing flexible working arrangements, plus many more excellent benefits.

Salary of £50,000 - £60,000 p/a

About us:

Sopra Banking Software is one of the fastest growing global Fintech companies, featured in IDC Fintech Top 100 Rankings ! We build the technology that powers the world's best financial institutions, enabling millions of people to access better financial services.

We are committed to employing a diverse and creating an inclusive culture where all our people can be themselves and succeed on merit. So if this sounds like a culture you would like to be part of then be assured that we will welcome your application.

We believe our people are our greatest asset. We actively encourage the professional development of our employees with on the job training, learning from our subject matter experts, access to our Sopra University e-learning, and the benefit of external training opportunities.

As part of our hiring process new employees will be required to pass a confidential consumer credit check and DBS check. This is a straight forward credit check for CCJ's, bankruptcy and a criminal record check, however if you wish to know more about what is or is not acceptable please ask our recruitment team.

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