Linux Systems Administrator

  • 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.
Ref: ZR_6187_JOB  ·  Posted on 16 June 2021

Introduction

  • 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 and familiarity with patching processes.

  • 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
  • Administering Linux operating systems
  • Scripting (Bash, Python or Java ideally)
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Virtualisation technologies (VMware and VSphere)

Additional skill that would be beneficial but the client can teach you:

  • Administering windows operating systems
  • Managing log sources and collection
  • Patching and maintenance of enterprise systems
  • 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)
  • 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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