Senior Unix Administrator

13 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
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Main Purpose of the Job Working as part of a small technical team to provide technical expertise and support on UNIX/Linux servers for internal and customer systems. You will work closely with the Professional Services Team to ensure effective delivery of UNIX/Linux related projects for existing and new customers. The Requirements Duties Include Operating System and software administration, fault analysis and remediation on Advanced and client equipment across multiple UNIX & Linux operating systems and versions. Support the Pre-Sales & Sales teams to develop client solutions using suitable technology. Support the Professional Services team in the on boarding of new customers and new solutions for existing customers. This will involve taking a project from a design phase all the way through build to delivery and ongoing support. Controlled build, reconfiguration or upgrade work carried out under strict change control procedures. Creation, testing and maintenance of systems configuration and procedural documentation. Participate in the Advanced 24x7 On-Call support rota. Application of OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary. Use of configuration management tools to ensure access and security across the managed estate. Support a growing SAAS solution hosted on AWS with Linux EC2 instances. When required visit client sites for meetings or to resolve issues. To comply with the provisions of ISO27001 certification and the Company Security Policy in particular relating to system and data security You will have: Proven experience of working as a Unix Engineer for large and complex environments. Strong knowledge of RHEL/CentOS Operating Systems. Knowledge of Ansible and Zabbix. Experience in resolving BAU issues. Demonstrable experience in supporting and managing a large number of complex UNIX server environments both physical and virtual. Experience in progressing projects from technical design all the way through to delivery. Good understanding of the design and configuration of UNIX / Linux systems. Experience providing on call and out of hours support. Experience with patching of Linux systems Excellent problem solving capabilities; the ability to work independently as well as part of team. Excellent organisation skills e.g. ability to prioritise and multi task, lead technical projects, and complete the project within defined timescales. A good decision maker and diligent in the execution of tasks. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. A proactive approach to work and a willingness to help others use IT effectively. Ability to own, prioritise and be responsible for own workload. Desirable Skills: Providing systems administration in a similar Managed Services environment. Experience with automation tools and scripting. Experience with Amazon AWS (VPC, EC2, S3) An understanding of Network Infrastructure and Oracle would be highly beneficial. RHCSA or RHCE qualification ITIL Foundation V3 Join the A Team If you are interested in this role, please apply on line: Some of our Key Benefits are: An ongoing focus on developing your skills, both in respect of MS qualifications and soft skills Interesting projects across the spectrum of industry The ability to work with engaged colleagues who share a passion for solving business problems Excellent benefits from day one: contributory pension, life insurance, income protection insurance, childcare voucher salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme, and employee assistance programme 25 days holidays Special focus on training and development with the opportunity to excel your career from our internal Talent Development Team Be part of an organisation that has recently been ranked by Deloitte in the Top 50 fastest growing tech Companies This job was originally posted as

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