Job Description

Linux System Admin - 75K Package - 2 days Working from home - post covid 19.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • To form part of a critical operations function that is responsible for the monitoring, availability and performance of production services.
  • Responding to stakeholder requests within agreed timescales or SLO
  • Drive automation to reduce failures, manual tasks and therefore improving overall application performance and availability.
  • Perform systems administration activities to ensure the smooth operation of applications across multiple platforms
  • Coordinate and communicate with impacted stakeholders as per incident management process.
  • Demonstrate ownership of events and incidents through to restoration
  • Perform daily shift handovers to peers and management across multiple geographies.
  • Support maintenance activities which impact production applications.
  • Support critical systems that handle sensitive and proprietary data
  • Create, maintain and update work instructions for troubleshooting and supporting applications.
  • Contribute to the planning of application/infrastructure releases and configuration changes
  • Provide input to administering and maintaining all production environments
  • Patching and upgrade of existing applications
  • Provide feedback and coaching to upstream teams (both internal and vendors) to reduce escalations and to continually improve overall experience for customers.

Professional Experience Required

  • A degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or related fields with related experience preferred
  • 3+ years of experience administering Linux systems
  • Strong hands-on experience of variants of linux distros
  • Familiarity or experience of working with Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform
  • Familiarity with deployment tools such as Ansible Tower and Jenkins
  • Experience in carrying out large deployments to global infrastructure
  • Proficient with orchestration/configuration tools such as Ansible, Terraform and Puppet.
  • Strong working knowledge of networking, packet tracing, understanding latency and throughput in order to pinpoint or resolve application issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of HTTP(S), SMTP, TLS/SSL, DNS and LDAP
  • Experience of system/application administration in a distributed, customer-facing, high-availability and large-scale environments
  • Experienced and confident in at least one scripting language such as Perl, shell, Ruby or Python.
  • Experience with monitoring systems

Personal Experience Required

  • A strong team player with the ability to grasp new technologies, adapt to change in methodologies, with a focus on delivery
  • Extensive troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with respect to application technologies
  • Ability to remain calm and work well under pressure
  • A keen interest and desire to work within the security arena
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels up to senior management

This role will need to participate in weekends and holidays on-call support as and when required (1 out of 5 weekends)

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