• Location: City of London, England
  • Salary: Up to £65000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension Scheme
  • Technology: SQL Server Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 11th Mar, 2020
  • Reference: 11/03/2020

Linux System Administrator - Central London - Up to £65k

Have a strong background in administration and looking for the next step in your career?

I am currently representing an exciting client who are interested in expanding their infrastructure team. They are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Systems Administrator who isn't afraid to explore new ideas.

My clients infrastructure spans six continents and consists of more than 700 servers as well as third party edge infrastructure. The majority of these servers are bare metal 'test servers', which act as endpoints for speed tests and other measurement traffic. These have very high bandwidth - sometimes 100Gbit/s! Our broader infrastructure uses a mixture of bare metal (primarily for our very large database servers) and cloud-hosted services.

You should be a strong communicator and be able to communicate with both developers internally and clients externally. A strong background in Linux is absolutely essential - there is no windows systems. Experience with MySQL or a similar database is a significant plus, but not critical. This infrastructure team is responsible for building out and supporting the sizable infrastructure that underpins all of our services. This is no mean feat, as they have customers all over the world and more than 40 million devices that communicate with their servers daily.

The role comes with many benefits. From working in a stimulating environment where the opportunity for growth and progression is exercised continuously to booking retreats from your 25 days (plus bank holidays) allowance. Schemes surrounding pension and cycling to work promote wellbeing and private health care is on offer to ensure you are always at your best.

They require the following from you…

  • Strong Linux server administration background (preferably CentOS / Redhat)

  • Shell scripting knowledge

  • Experience with administering MySQL servers

  • Knowledge of Puppet or a similar automation tool is highly beneficial

  • Experience of server monitoring tools, such as Nagios

  • A good understanding of DNS

  • Experience in configuring Apache and Nginx

  • A willingness to be part of on-call rota one week in three

  • Experience with Github is beneficial

Our client is looking to fill this position ASAP, so if your ambitious, driven and feel you have the relevant skills for this role, get fast-tracked by us NOW, call 0191 338 6651.

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