Linux SysOps

06 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We are looking for an engineer to join the SysOps team here at Pure360. The role has a focus on Infrastructure scalability, security, configuration management and MySQL database administration. You be responsible for ensuring that the platform at Pure360 is both adequately resourced and utilized effectively. Security considerations and improvements will be part of your work flow and decision making by default when building and improving our systems. Working within a team of system administrators you will be expected to help maintain our existing estate from both a Linux and MySQL perspective. You will be given autonomy to research, recommend and implement solutions that solve the challenges that supporting a large scale infrastructure create. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced sysadmin to further their skills and progress their career by moving beyond day-to-day administration into owning and driving improvement within the platform. Key responsibilities: Backend support of the Pure360 LAMP stack Investigating and resolving last-line support issues Working with the development teams where necessary to identify and squash bugs Investigating trends in monitoring data to identify potential bottlenecks Maintaining and improving the software deployment and configuration system Out of hours on-call (1 week per month) Database administration Improving security of the platform Essential Skills: Highly self motivated, can-do attitude Positive, inclusive and proactive teamwork skills Linux (Ideally RHEL and Ubuntu) Webserver support and configuration (Apache Httpd & Nginx) Database administration (Ideally MySQL and Galera) Bash Experience with configuration management systems (Ideally Ansible) Ownership and responsibility in projects Managing multiple work streams incorporating excellent personal project and time management skills. Great communication abilities on multiple levels (i.e. technical, business & customer contexts) Ability to work independently taking responsibility for the task at hand Providing input on decisions around solutions and direction whilst considering other views and compromising when appropriate. A strong work ethic (whilst making time to have fun at the end of the day) Desirable/Beneficial Skills: Previous experience with an ESP (Email Service Provider) Python An understanding of the TCP/IP stack and networking logic Some understanding of OO approaches to software design Supporting Enterprise-scale MX/MTAs (Ideally PowerMTA) Previous experience of supporting development teams Why join Pure360? Can you afford not to? A company that values innovation and creativity. Valued career progression Constant opportunity for learning and development Discounted gym membership Health cash plan provided by the company 5 minute walk from the North Laine and Brighton Station Close proximity to NCP carpark Paid for company parties and events to reward staff for their hard work Monthly meetings where you get the chance to celebrate good news and success stories Tax-efficient childcare scheme Regular wellbeing activities, including monthly discounted on-site massages and weekly fresh fruit Please state in your application if you are eligible to work in the UK This job was originally posted as

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