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Systems Admin - Linux

  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car allowance
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Role: Technical Consultant
Location: Home based
Salary: Negotiable + Car Allowance

About the Position


This role involves the installation, upgrade, migration, technical support and training of our own software within our customers infrastructure. Supporting customers servers at an operating system and virtual or physical infrastructure level is also sometimes required. Our work is performed with a mix of on-site and remote office-based access as pertinent to the needs of the job and the customer.
The IT world is changing rapidly, and we are changing to meet the needs of our customers. We are moving away from traditional methods of hosting, locally in a server room or centrally in a data centre towards cloud-based hosting using Azure. We are changing the way we deliver software and administer our customers databases moving towards a DevOps approach to system management and delivery. This role will involve learning new skills as we change our methods of operation.
Candidates will need to bring an enthusiasm to learn new tools and new ways of working. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are comfortable with a field-based position. This position requires exceptional customer skills and a high degree of self-confidence, reliability and self-motivation.
Work will be carried out inside normal working hours (9am - 5:30pm) and outside of normal working hours in the evenings and at weekends as required by the job in hand.

Activities

  • Installation and upgrade of software and infrastructure for our customers
  • Review and investigation of customer implementations for system replacement
  • Migration of software and data between servers or data centres
  • Troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Improving the delivery methods and technologies, using automation tools for example
  • Design and implementation of solutions for the delivery of new software and systems
  • Providing customers with training for the technical aspects of our products

Skills and Experience


You may have been working as a Software Implementation Consultant or Field Engineer for two years or so and are looking for a more diverse and exciting role, you may have been working as a Technical Support Engineer or Consultant and are looking for the next step in your career although candidates from other backgrounds will also be considered.
We need you to have a broad range of skills and show a proven ability to learn on the job and through formal training. The key attributes we are looking for is an enthusiasm and willingness to learn new concepts and technologies and apply them for business benefit.

Required

  • Computer science degree, equivalent qualification or experience
  • Linux Server (i.e. RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Microsoft product installation, configuration & support (i.e. Windows Server, SQL Server, IIS)
  • Open source software products - (i.e. Tomcat, MySQL, Zabbix)
  • Basic TCP/IP networking skills
  • Valid driver's licence

Desired

  • Cloud computing (i.e. Azure / AWS)
  • Containerisation and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Infrastructure as code (i.e. Terraform / ARM)
  • Software configuration management (i.e. Puppet)
  • Monitoring and alerting (i.e. Zabbix / Nagios)
  • Relational Database Management (i.e. Ingres, MySQL, Progress, SQL Server)
  • Virtualisation (i.e. VMWare ESXi / vSphere or MS HyperV)
  • Server hardware configuration knowledge e.g. RAID set-up, component replacement etc.
  • PowerShell or shell scripting


Personal Attributes

  • Keen interest in information technology and a desire and drive to stay up to date
  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Willingness to learn new skills and ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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