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Unix Server and Storage Analyst - Scripting skills

Emponics Limited

Posted on Apr 16, 2021 by Emponics Limited

Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£15 - £15 Annual

Our client based in Northampton but commutable from Coventry, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Rugby are currently seeking an experienced Server and Storage Analyst (Unix) to join their Server and Storage Infrastructure Deployment team, they are a FTSE 250 Multichannel retailer operating from more than 2000 sites and employing over 28,000 people. The IT department is nearly 550 strong and growing.

Server & Storage Analyst - Unix - Analysts within the iHosting team provides service, second line and third line support to both internal and external system users of all the companies IT applications, databases, operating system platforms, networks and hardware/devices.

The primary skills required within the Unix team are: Strong Unix support skills and Scripting skills (ideally BASH or KSH) and a strong support background in Support. NetApp Storage/HP Protector are very desirable and any exposure or experience of HPUX, AIX, Universe, Cisco Fibre Switches, ServiceNow AWS or C would be "nice to haves" .

The Unix team support the HP Superdome with a number of partitions running Rocket's Universe software on an HPUX operating system. Training will be given in that respect. Backups are a mixture of NetApp snapshots and HP's Data Protector software.

The element of on call is approximately once every 4 weeks and typically they get about one call a week .


  • Strong Unix support skills.

  • Scripting skills (ideally BASH or KSH).

Highly Desirable

  • NetApp Storage.

  • HP Data Protector.

Nice to Have

  • HPUX.

  • AIX.

  • Universe.

  • Cisco Fibre Switches.

  • ServiceNow.

  • AWS.

  • C.

The team is also responsible for the smooth running of all infrastructure within the Group's data centres. This includes storage (including backups), hardware configurations, operating system patching, system monitoring and performance etc.

Any applicants must be available to work on a 24x7x365 out of business hours on-call rota. This is typically once every one week in 4 and there is an allowance paid for this. As their systems are very stable typically there is a call once a week on average .

You'll be supported by some fantastic training and development and have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop across the Group.

They'll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:

  • Competitive bonus to 15%
  • Save-as-you-earn scheme
  • Buy-as-you-earn scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including significant discounts across their Trade Merchanting businesses.
  • Private Health

This could be commutable from Coventry, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Rugby etc

Reference: 1167953914

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