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Linux Engineer

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cloud, Infrastructure and Services

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  • Job functions:

    Infrastructure Engineer

  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Corin Vivanti

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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Linux Engineer - Contract - 6 Months - 350-400PD

Currently assisting one of our key clients in adding a Linux Engineer to their team on initial 6 month basis.

The Linux Engineer is responsible for managing the high availability server infrastructure and associated operational services in line with the agreed Service Level Targets.

Working with the other IT teams, such as Network Operations, Application Management, Security, the Service Desk, Strategy & Architecture and the project delivery teams to ensure close alignment and engagement in implementing major developments and enhancements within the existing IT infrastructure.

Day to Day:

  • Responsible for the resolution through 2nd & 3rd line support for all infrastructure issues;
  • Maintenance of relevant IT policy and standards in line with appropriate best practice;
  • Keep up-to date with the latest relevant technology, relevant standards, policies and directives;
  • Liaise with internal governance and the relevant external authorities in order to ensure that we are moving towards an approved compliant infrastructure;
  • Produce and maintain operations manuals/run books for the associated services for this team in line with corporate standards;
  • Identifies and acts upon opportunities for continuous improvement to reduce operational risks, optimise efficiency and improve standards;
  • Working with Strategy and Architecture to ensure that that the infrastructure and associated management tools are both supportable and maintainable;
  • That product road maps and any associated remediation plans are in place to address operational risks. Major accountabilities of role (6-10 short statements) Approx % of time spent in role
  1. To provide 2nd line support and 3rd line covering 60%
  2. Contributor to SW Transition and Transformation Programmes of work. 10%
  3. Defining and implementing IT quality assurance practices and procedures 10%
  4. Ensuring that the appropriate IT technology standard requirements, methodology and processes are in place 10%
  5. Attends and positively influences the appropriate technical and operational governance forums 10%


  • RHEL 5,6 & 7 experience
  • Understanding of LVM
  • SE Linux configuration
  • Redhat Satellite, patch management
  • Ansible automation
  • Solaris 9 & 10 experience or relevant Unix knowledge
  • Solaris LDOM
  • Veritas Volume management
  • GIT or SVN version control
  • Cloud Platform experience - MS Azure or equivalent AWS
  • Troubleshooting, Diagnostics & Event Log/Management
  • Solarwinds configuration and management
  • Virtualisation, VMWare vSphere, ESX and ESXi
  • End point protection, DLP and GDPR (Symantec preferred)
  • Scripting: Bash, Perl or Python
  • Network fundamentals (Firewall, DNS, DHCP etc. from a client perspective) (preferred)