• Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Salary: £40000 - £59000 per annum
  • Technology: Microsoft Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 24th Jul, 2020
  • Reference: 24072020AD

Senior Linux System Administrator, Glasgow

You will be working for a well known Financial Services organisation in their Glasgow offices.

You will be operating as a Senior Linux System Administrator Specialised Infrastructure Technology Function. Specialised Infrastructure provide full stack infrastructure provision from solution design through to product support. Whilst predominantly aligned to the Pre-Trade Technology transaction cycle responsible for Markets execution, Specialised Infrastructure are capable of providing the same service to the wider organisation.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Build, support, and monitor co-located servers and select campus server infrastructure.

  • Regional escalation contact for all hosts.

  • Provide on call rota support

  • Troubleshoot and debug incidents related (but not limited) to application, server, network, and automation

  • Maintain and expand supporting infrastructure and automation mechanisms

  • Enact changes to the non-production and production environments.

  • Liaise with the business/application areas to capture requirements.

What you will need -

  • Expert knowledge of administration of Redhat Products, especially RHEL 6 & 7.

  • Building, configuring, and maintaining production environments, including standard networking preferably using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the Operating System.

  • Scripting and automating complex tasks.

  • Chef or similar (ansible, puppet) for end-to-end server configuration management.

  • Strong knowledge of server side networking (TCP/UDP/Multicast).

  • Working experience with Data Science/Hadoop. Working knowledge of Cloudera and Elastic would also be preferable

What will help -

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to assess production impact and risk.

  • Strong project management, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and comfortable making decisions without the need for immediate supervision.

  • Background in managing and troubleshooting low-latency trading environments, including an understanding of Linux internals, and preferably with Solarflare/Onload.


  • You will receive a very competitive salary

  • The ability to work from home 3 days a week (from when they are back in the offices, around September time)

  • Life Insurance

  • Healthcare

  • Competitive pension plan

  • Plus a whole array of other fantastic day to day benefits!

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