Linux Systems Administrator

Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££50000 - £60000 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Contact name: Andrew Spence

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 23635
Published: 20 days ago
Expiry date: 14 Dec 2022 11:59

My Client, who are a software company based in the financial industry are looking for an experienced Systems Administrator with a strong background working with Linux to be the point of contact for Linux based issues and lead Linux projects. You will be expected to provide support to colleagues within the business and work on pre-planned projects in order to keep the infrastructure, software and hardware up to date and secure. You will be joining an innovative and growing team with plenty of opportunity to further your career and develop your knowledge.


Main Responsibilities:


  • Must be highly experienced and confident with Linux Administration.

  • The successful candidate will be able to work as a member of a team of Systems Administrators performing a variety of tasks from performing daily system checks to delivery of new business projects and applications.

  • Managing, maintaining and securing of internal IT infrastructure. This includes, Servers, Hardware, Virtual Environment, LAN & WAN, Storage and Telecoms.

  • Implementation of new technology as part of many upcoming projects.

  • Providing escalation support to the other internal IT teams.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintaining up to date and effective documentation on all relevant IT systems, services and procedures.

  • Assisting in the Development and control of the IT security policy and associated policies.

  • Ensuring security on all systems and legal requirements are met.

  • Assisting in the management and responsibility for company data ensuring that all backup and restore procedures are adhered to and effective.

  • Ensuring that any planned changes to the IT infrastructure are efficient, viable and documented in line with Change Control methodologies.

  • Provision, configure, and manage new systems and software.

  • Ensure service availability is monitored and that appropriate alerts are set up.

  • Provide infrastructure support for our hosting environments and intranet, including managing code deployments, software configuration, performance monitoring, troubleshooting, patch management, end-user coordination, and other day-to-day support.


Candidate Requirements (You do not need to have experience in all of these areas, but the more the better):


  • Linux Systems Administrator with at least 5 years of experience

  • Experience working in a CentOS and/or RedHat environment

  • Physical and virtual servers (VMware, OnApp or XenServer)

  • Installing, configuring, and administering Linux operating systems

  • Experience with open-source software and/or service management tools and applications

  • Knowledge of monitoring solutions (Zabbix\Nagios\Graylog\Grafana)

  • Scripting languages such as Bash, PHP, Perl, and/or Python

  • Good understanding of server security issues and best practices for security software policies

  • Practical knowledge of building and supporting physical server components and RAID

  • Previous experience working in an environment with formally structured IT Operational processes: work request ticket management, incident management, change management, problem management

  • Experience with Hardware/Software migration

  • Demonstrates a strongly detail-oriented approach to everything you do

  • Can adapt to change and work well under pressure

  • Ability to take on internal operational initiatives as a prime or lead

  • Excellent communication, organisational, interpersonal, problem solving, and documentation skills

  • Working knowledge of local and wide area networking and associated technologies, e.g. switches, routers, firewalls, VPN’s, etc.

  • Any experience working within a Microsoft environment would be useful, but not a deal breaker if you don’t.

  • Pro-active, collaborative team member

  • Keen to continuously develop knowledge of different technologies