Big Data Systems Administration Specialist

Ref: ZR_6187_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 July 2021


  • Our clients are one of the UK’s leading companies at the forefront of Cyber & National Security
  • True digital pioneers, they shape the information age with one of the most powerful networks on the planet. They are hungry for new ideas, skills and experience.
Key responsibilities

As the Big Data System Administration Specialist, you will assist in keeping the platform up to date and working properly. You will need good Linux skills (or be willing to learn them), familiarity with patching processes, and experience of virtualisation using VMware and VSphere would be useful.

  • Administer and maintain a mixed Linux and Windows estate comprised of physical and virtual hosts.
  • Ensure key patches and upgrades to core infrastructure are applied in a timely manner.
  • Continuously update, develop and monitor platform monitoring tools to ensure uptime.
  • Build and configure new hardware to specific build standards.
  • Assist in application upgrades of platform components.
Skills & experience
  • Practicing Technical Engineering Professional
  • Administering Linux operating systems
  • Administering windows operating systems (Preferred)
  • Managing log sources and collection (Preferred)
  • Patching and maintenance of enterprise systems (Preferred)
  • Qualified to a degree level or with significant experience of technical delivery


  • Creatively applying a wide range of technical and/management principles
  • Performing highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects.
  • The ability to influence the development of technical policy
  • Linux operating systems skills (patching, support, development)
  • Log sources and collection skills (Logstash, Beats framework, Windows Event Forwarding, Syslog, Sysmon)
  • Elasticsearch (ELK) and Hadoop big data systems
  • Cyber Monitoring tools (SIEMs)
  • Code automation tools (Puppet, Ansible)
  • Scripting skills (Bash, Python, Java)
  • Ability to contribute to the formulation of security strategy.
  • Ability to develop relationships with senior customers.
  • Member of a professional body as appropriate to area of specialism.
Additional benefits
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Assessment
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Additional Holiday
  • Life Cover
  • Bonus sacrifice – pay amount of Bonus into Pension
  • Legal Protection Insurance
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