Linux Systems Administrator

Hertfordshire Contract / 6 month rolling

The Opportunity:

Currently we are recruiting a Linux System Administrator to support our Unix/Linux based server farm, our networks, and our office IT infrastructure. The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the System Administration team to securely administer the Company’s computing systems and networks and ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organisational values and policies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Configuration, installation and maintenance of network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, VPN servers;
  • Configuration, installation and maintenance of a variety of test and production servers such as web servers, databases, mail servers. We have hundreds of servers distributed across multiple international locations; the operating systems used are OpenBSD (on firewalls) and Linux CentOS (on everything else);
  • Creating and documenting the systems configuration and operations;
  • To provide general technical assistance as required in the software and hardware diagnostics across the platforms (PC, Macintosh and Unix equipment) in the company. This includes direct involvement in all aspects of installation, upgrades and maintenance.

Essential skills:

  • Significant experience in managing Unix systems (Linux and OpenBSD);
  • A strong background in installing, configuring and using free software/open source packages such as Subversion, Postfix, Apache, Ansible and similar ones;
  • Proven experience with firewall and networking technologies;
  • Significant experience in using and programming Unix shells;
  • Meticulous in configuring and documenting systems to the highest standard;
  • Willingness to run the IT in a free software/open source environment;

Desirable is

Experience of Oracle Databases running on a Linux OS and any Azure experience

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2111-248601
Salary:
Salary per: day
Job Duration: 6 month rolling
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Cloud Infrastructure & EUC
Job Locations: Hertfordshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: Azure, Linux, Oracle

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