Enterprise Linux Administrator

Job Description

Enterprise Linux Administrator


Our client has a brand new vacancy for an Enterprise Linux Administrator. The role of the Enterprise Linux Administrator is to establish and Manage Linux environments for use by R&D teams within an enterprise IT environment. You would be required to act as the interface with R&D Developers to design system configuration, document and enforce system standards. Ensure all servers and associated services are running effectively, whilst liaising with event, incident, and problem management functions to achieve SLAs and service ambitions.  Note you will need to meet the requirements to achieve SC Clearance. This role is located in Christchurch, Dorset and the salary is very competitive plus a bonus and excellent benefits.


As the Enterprise Linux Administrator your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Qualifications and Experience 

  • SME level knowledge of Linux: Apt & RPM Based Systems (Centos, RedHat, Debian, etc)

  • Experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS and Azure

  • Hands on experience in Shell, Perl, and/or Python scripting

  • Familiarity with VMWare, SAN management and DR and HA concepts


Core competencies

  • Strong background in Unix/ Linux operating systems.

  • Strong scripting knowledge in Bash, Ruby, PHP and Python.

  • Linux Samba 4/Centrify integration within an Active Directory Environment.

  • Understanding of Winbind/SSSD, Kerberos, NTP and DNS.

  • Good background of working with data sources such as MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch etc.

  • Good understanding of source control systems, such as Git.

  • Firm understanding of continuous integration and deployment tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Jenkins etc.

  • Declarative Language Skills.

  • Good understanding of standard network services including TCP/IP, HTTP and DNS.

  • An understanding of IT service delivery.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 


Keywords:  IT, Linux, Unix, VMWare, Servers, Centos, RedHat, Debian, AWS, Azure, Shell, Perl, Python, Bash, Ruby, PHP, TCP, IP, HTTP, DNS


Enterprise Linux Administrator

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset

Salary:  very competitive plus bonus and excellent benefits