Linux Specialist

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  • Contract 120 days
  • £400 - £450 (GBP) / day
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • ASAP

We are currently looking for a Linux Specialist to work within the Financial Services Industry


We are currently looking for a Linux Specialist to work within the Financial Services Industry

Job Description

The Linux Specialist will support the Client base and Internal environments.  There will be a requirement to work within the weekly shift pattern with some client change requests being implemented out of hours and at weekends.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To support the OS and hardware of the Linux Server estate.
  • To remediate issues in a timely manner.
  • To communicate issues and/or status of work to Service Management
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
  • To build, implement and provide feedback on server lifecycle process.
  • To liaise with 3rd party vendors.
  • To produce high quality documentation.
  • To assist with project work.


Essential Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of RHEL 6, 7 and 8. Having a RHCSA/RHCE would be beneficial.
  • Good overall grounding in Configuration Management Tools (Puppet & Ansible).
  • Platform for managing repositories (Pulp/Satellite).
  • Good shell Scripting, bash, etc.
  • Capable of writing Linux RPMs.
  • DNS, LDAP and AD.
  • Git and Subversion
  • Good knowledge of VMware.
  • Cobbler and Kickstart
  • The ability to agree and then meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including a diplomatic but firm manner.
  • Strong team player mentality.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure and application technologies, including compute, virtualisation, networks, application servers, middleware, automation, end user computing, mobile computing and cloud technologies.


Desirable Skills

  • IBM/HP hardware.
  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Nagios and Solarwinds.
  • Ability to tune servers to function within a low latency environment.
  • Project Management process/tools knowledge and understanding (Prince2).
  • Solaris 10 Sparc/X86.
  • MUST offer experience of some of the following: MySQL, Apache, Squid, SSH, TCP/IP, Cfengine 2 (3 would be advantageous).
  • Understanding of front office financial services.


IT Infrastructure Products
Management IT Responsibilities
Programming Languages & Frameworks
Software Development Tools

Industry Experience

Consultancy and Professional Services
Finance & Insurance