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Remote Linux Systems Engineer - Enterprise SaaS

Posted on Jan 6, 2023 by

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£55k - £55k Annual

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Linux Systems Engineer to join a leader provider of Supply Chain Enterprise SaaS.

If you are looking for a role that can offer you progression, and have experience in Commercial Systems Administration, this might be the role for you!

Role info:

Linux Systems Engineer
Home Based (1 week of HQ)
Up to £55,000
Benefits Package + Flexible working with home-based working + progression opportunities

Reporting to: IT Director
Product/Service: - Enterprise Supply Chain Software SaaS. Our software handles £7.5bn+ per annum of Scottish Government spend

About us:

After more than 25 years of successful operation, we have focused decades of know-how on pioneering flexible proprietary technology with one aim: to help our clients simplify, optimise and energise their Supply Chain.

We run and maintain the Scottish Government's supply chain software service which automates the processing of purchase orders through to the payment of invoices covering £7.5bn+ per annum of Scottish Government spend. We also provide eProcurement, eInventory, eHealth and eFunding solutions for clients around the world.

The Linux Systems Engineer role:

As Systems Engineer, you will become involved in the running of the Linux infrastructure as well as the applications running on the Linux systems.

The main focus of the role includes installing, supporting and maintaining Linux and UNIX Servers and applications, working with non-Windows devices such as Proxy Servers and SAN devices.

You will become an integral component of supporting and maintaining such systems by preparing for service outages and other complications and responding to them in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Participating as a member of the technical team to implement the technology vision, strategies and priorities of the organisation
+ Managing major portions of the IT Service Center's production, test and development infrastructure
+ Managing and configuring security and storage devices (SAN/Proxy Servers/VPN etc.)
+ Providing technical input for, and assisting in the maintenance of, departmental documentation relating to system administration policies and procedures
+ Working with software engineering and quality assurance teams to set up new environments and ensuring optimal operation of existing environments
+ Working with database systems to securely connect web applications to enterprise databases
+ Supporting the software deployment and release processes
+ Promoting and following best practices and implementing effective processes to ensure reliable, high-quality IT service delivery
+ Performing impact/risk assessments for requested upgrades

About you:


+ Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
+ 7+ years commercial Systems Administrator experience
+ Proven experience with Linux systems and administration (certifications preferred)
+ Knowledge of Linux development tools and web systems such as Apache Web Server & Tomcat
+ Experience in configuring and administering 3rd party tools on Linux operating systems
+ Demonstrable knowledge of basic security principles related to network operations and server security
+ Experience supporting hosted database enabled web applications
+ Must be able to effectively manage simultaneous tasks on several projects with independent deadlines and deliverables


+ Knowledge of SAN/Storage devices (EMC/Dell preferred) and Firewalls (Checkpoint preferred)
+ Experience working in heterogeneous teams/environments including Linux, UNIX, Database and Windows Servers
+ Basic knowledge of networking and related facility dependencies
+ Experience supporting hosted database enabled web applications
+ Build tools eg Ant or Maven and CI tools eg Jenkins
+ Load Balancing via F5 devices


+ Competitive Salary
+ Opportunity for career progression
+ Contributory pension scheme
+ Hybrid with home-based days
+ Private Health Scheme
+ Share Option Scheme

Your Background/Previous Roles May Include:
Linux Administrator, Systems Administrator, UNIX Engineer, Linux Engineer, Linux Systems Engineer

Application notice We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect you maybe contacted by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

Reference: 1846875661


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