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Senior Linux Engineer-Permanent-Hybrid

Posted on Jul 24, 2022 by McCabe & Barton

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£70k - £85k Annual

Overview of the role

The Sr. Linux Engineer is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, support, and customisation of Linux operating system, Servers, and complimentary products in an enterprise environment. Key responsibilities include monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum performance while ensuring system integrity. You will assist with developing and promoting operating procedures and conducting audits to ensure compliance. This role will develop and maintain a comprehensive operating system library of all supporting documentation and implement automation procedures wherever possible.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Be responsible for the architecture, implementation, operation, and support of company's RedHat Linux server environment and supporting products for a multi-tiered software/application environment.
  • Ensure that Linux OS backup and recovery techniques are being applied and accurately configured on production systems.
  • Provide Tier 3 support to other Linux Administrators/Engineers, and deliver training and development of junior staff.
  • Be involved in all key IT infrastructure projects to ensure required standards are met and a successful implementation path is built.
  • Coordinate with vendors and manufactures to resolve operating system or hardware related problems.
  • Work closely with the database team to provide a stable and accurately tuned Oracle infrastructure.
  • Build and maintain task automation procedures using Ansible.
  • Maintain and identify issues in systems with SELinux enforcement enabled.
  • Employ DevOps standard processes on infrastructure components where possible.
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Solid grasp of RedHat/Linux operating systems (version 6 and 7), including application layer products such as Apache, NGINX, Red Hat Satellite, and container platforms such as Docker.
  • Strong familiarity of Linux Red Hat administration, security, and data access techniques.
  • Ability to compose/complete Shell Scripts in one or more of the following: Bourne/Korn/Bash, PERL, Ruby or Python.
  • Skills in any/all of these areas a plus: SELinux, Samba, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Sensu or Splunk.
  • Solid grasp of Linux based web server technology.
  • Significant diverse work experience in Information Technology.
  • Some experience in Linux operating systems and Linux based Middleware administration, security, access techniques, performance tuning and auditing in a complex enterprise environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • RedHat or other Linux certification a plus

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Demonstrable ability to work and lead in a team-oriented environment.
  • Superb communication skills, analytical ability, decisiveness, good judgement, collaborative, and able to work effectively with clients, IT management, staff and vendors.
  • Proven organisational skills, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to access and retrieve technical information from on-line services.
  • Ability to conduct network-level troubleshooting in collaboration with the networking team.
  • Comfortable working with infrastructure located in various cloud providers, such as AWS and/or Azure.
  • Knowledge of automation technologies, such as Ansible.
  • Moderate knowledge of vSphere, and deployment of infrastructure to VMware products.

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal.
  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

Reference: 1678318458

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