Linux Systems Administrator

Web Recruit Ltd
From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum Plus Benefits
14 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Linux Systems Administrator Cranleigh, Surrey £30,000 - £38,000 DOE plus discretionary bonus, private healthcare (including dental), life insurance, critical illness insurance, 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, tech fund, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers and many more. Our client is a small, friendly, fast-growing, multi-award-winning company providing managed hosting and cloud services to businesses and government. They have a comprehensive suite of in-house developed systems, mostly Linux-based using Python, Django and MySQL, which automate many of our business processes. An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to join their friendly team. You will be responsible for providing 2nd line customer support and as such, your principal tasks will include: - Linux system administration - Provisioning and setting up servers and network equipment - Engineering highly available solutions for our client’s infrastructure and customers - Configuration and patch management - Monitoring and fault resolution - Maintaining excellent documentation You will also be required to be 24/7 on-call one week in seven with additional compensation. A successful candidate must have: - Proven experience of Linux system administration with Debian/Ubuntu/RHEL - Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and internet protocols - Experience of Linux firewalling with iptables (Shorewall,CSF etc.) - Knowledge of Virtualisation/Cloud technologies (Xen/KVM/qemu/Openstack etc.) - Experience of monitoring with Nagios, check_mk and SNMP You should have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, as well as good team-working skills. You should also be self-motivated, proactive, autonomous and highly organised. The ability to absorb and retain complex technical information rapidly, strong problem solving and analysis skills are equally important. It would be beneficial if you had relevant qualifications e.g. LPI/RHCE or a degree in science, maths, engineering or technology. It would also be useful if you had any of the following: - HA and load balancing technologies - MySQL and replication - Automation experience with Puppet/Ansible - Good scripting abilities in Bash/Python - Experience of Linux kernel tuning - Experience in high security hosting environment Due to our client’s rural location, you should be able to drive and have access to your own vehicle. Alternatively, our client offers a shuttle bus service from Guildford train station via Godalming. As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete personality profiling and aptitude tests, as well as a basic DBS check and Security Clearance. To apply for the role of Linux Systems Administrator, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. Additional Keywords: Linux Systems Administrator, Network Support Engineer, Infrastructure Support Engineer, Network Engineer, Linux Administrator, Systems Administrator. This job was originally posted as

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