Linux System Administrator, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 6194

Linux System Administrator - Glasgow

Technology - IT- Infrastructure
Ref: 6194 Date Posted: Monday 15 Apr 2019
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Linux System Administrator / DevOps

The main purpose of the role is to give excellent support to our customers and infrastructure, responding to incidents resolving problems and fixing bugs.

Duties & responsibilities:

This position is a highly event driven role dealing with issues raised in form of:

  • Tickets
  • Nagios alerts
  • Server monitoring email alerts
  • Cron Email
  • Escalation from customers

Main responsibilities of the Dev Ops are:

  • Communicate with the customer
  • Onboarding new clients
  • Building and setup of new hosting solutions
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • First responder to issues raised, including critical customer impacting incidents / including participate in OnCall rota.
  • Troubleshooting and resolution of systems and network issues/outage events
  • Incident- and outage analysis and reporting
  • Plan and carry out scheduled maintenance
  • OS and package updates
  • Perform security audits and reports
  • Improve monitoring infrastructure
  • Create development and testing environment
  • Carry out ad-hoc / scheduled restore requests
  • Writing documentation
  • Involvement in Oncall rota
  • Fixing bugs

This role aims for 50% support / 50% project work.

Personal Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • Be service minded
  • Desire to archive
  • Take responsibility
  • Love problem solving
  • Being part of a team
  • Positive thinking

Desired Skills

The ideal candidate would be familiar and competent in most or all of the areas below:

  • AWS Cloud Platform
  • IONOS Enterprise Cloud
  • Basic LAMP stack including: Linux Centos 5 & 6, Apache, MySQL or Nginx, php-fpm, LiteSpeed
  • Virtualization technologies including: LVM for storage & Xen for OS
  • Amazon Web Services (primarily EC2, CloudFront & Elastic Load Balancers)
  • Productivity apps like Slack, Google S-suite
  • Comfortable fixing bugs in PHP
  • Layer 2, 3 & 4 networking.
  • Infrastructure services including: DHCP, DNS (BIND), SMTP, POP, SSH, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS
  • Network monitoring software including: Nagios, Cacti, MRTG
  • Firewalls and VPN software: Juniper, IPTables, OpenVPN
  • Ansible for configuration management
  • Database services; MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and Couchbase