Linux Server Specialist

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  • Permanent
  • £75,000 - £80,000 (GBP)
  • London, England, United Kingdom
    and remote
  • 28/09/2020

Job Description

Description

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.

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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/IDM
  • Git and Subversion
  • Good knowledge of VMware products.
  • Cobbler and Kickstart
  • Docker
  • 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.
  • AWS
  • 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.
  • Understanding of front office financial services.
  • SolarFlare product suite (SFPTP etc.).

Skills

Business Activities
Project Management
IT Infrastructure Expertise
Scripting
IT Infrastructure Products
Amazon AWS
Docker
Linux
Oracle Solaris 10
RedHat Kickstart
SolarWinds
VMware
IT Infrastructure Technologies & Protocols
DNS
LDAP
Management Frameworks and Business Modelling
ITIL
Programming Languages & Frameworks
Ansible
Software Development Tools
Bash
Git
Puppet
Subversion / SVN

Industry Experience

IT
Finance & Insurance