Position: Linux Systems Engineer

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Job type: Permanent, Full-time

As part of our continued growth we are looking for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator (SysAdmin) to join our existing small flexible team.

This role would be perfectly suited to a freelancer looking for more stability.  A solid salary each month, paid holiday, matched pension scheme, sick pay & the same freedom to work on the projects that interest you.

You will also have the opportunity to join the out-of-hours support rota (with compensation) and have the opportunity to work from home occasionally once your probation period is complete.

Responsibilities

Time will be spent doing project and support work.

  • Project work includes new server builds, server reconfigurations and migrations of sites / applications.
  • Support work includes dealing with outages, attacks on infrastructure and day to day enquiries from customers.

We are passionate about passing on knowledge to young adults and run a yearly apprenticeship intake. You will also help with their training and development – they will likely also teach you some stuff too ;-)

Required Skills

Attitude, flexibility, and the ability to learn new technologies quickly, are more important than years of experience, however you’ll need production experience of:

  • Linux (e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.)
  • Webservers (e.g. Nginx, Apache, Lighttpd, etc.)
  • Version Control (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.)
  • SQL server (e.g. MySQL, Percona, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • PHP configuration (e.g. PHP-FPM, ModPHP, etc.)
  • Shell Scripting (sh, BASH, etc.)
  • Working in a support environment
  • Working in a team environment
  • TCP/IP Networking (IPv4 & IPv6)
  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral)
  • Active knowledge of industry trends

You must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom

Desired Skills

Experience with the following would also be beneficial, but not required:

  • Public cloud services (e.g. AWS, GoogleCloud, Rackspace, etc.)
  • Automation tools (e.g. Ansible, Vagrant, Puppet, Chef, etc.)
  • Container technologies (e.g. Docker, LXC, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Virtualisation (e.g. VMware, Xen, KVM, Openstack, etc.)
  • NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB, DynamoDB, Cassandra, etc.)
  • Programming (e.g. Python, PHP, Java, Perl, Ruby, etc.)
  • Linux firewalling (e.g. iptables, UFW, Shorewall, etc.)
  • High Availability and Load Balancing Technologies
  • Out of Band Management (e.g. ILO, DRAC, etc.)
  • DBA Skills (e.g. Replication, Optimisation, etc.)
  • Email (e.g. Sendmail, Postfix, MX records, etc.)
  • Keystores (e.g. Redis, Memcached, etc.)
  • Constant Integration (e.g. Jenkins, etc.)
  • Monitoring (e.g. Nagios, SNMP, etc.)
  • Search (e.g. Elasticsearch, Solr, etc.)
  • SAN (e.g. NFS, iSCSI, etc. )
  • Linux Kernel Tuning
  • ITIL Experience

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave
  • 10% pension matching
  • A laptop and two additional monitors
  • Flexibility around working from home
  • Training budget to keep your skills up to date
  • Conference budget to keep your ear to the ground

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