Linux Engineer

  • IT
  • Plymouth

Job Information

Salary :

£50,000 per annum Flexible + Benefits

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :


Job Description

Seeking an experienced Linux Engineer for a long standing, well sought after company in Plymouth. You will be working within the IT Technology Group, alongside the acting Linux Support & Development Officer in the; design, development, management, monitoring and support of the Linux infrastructure and networking facilities.

You will be a big part of the development of new facilities and will help improve efficiencies, for example; improvements to the virtualisation infrastructure, software versioning and distributed file systems. This is a progressive company, where your personal development and training is prioritised! If you are seeking an opportunity to develop your skills and work your way up the ranks, then don’t delay!


  • Provide support and guidance to the Linux Community (primarily Fedora/centosRed Hat based)
  • Assist with the monitoring of the Linux / Networking hardware (servers, workstations, storage, switches etc.) and software
  • Resolve Linux related hardware / software problems, liaising with 3rd parties
  • Provide the primary backup support role for both the Linux and Windows environments
  • Cultivate and evolve Linux developments (virtualisation infrastructure, ownCloud, Git repositories, distributed file systems etc.) to provide new efficiencies and facilities
  • Manage, develop and maintain both the physical and wireless network infrastructure, including eduroam
  • Provide scripting solutions to automate or improve functionality
  • Provide support for PML’s HPC community
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge of the Windows infrastructure in order to provide a medium level of support when required

Key Tasks

  • Racking/Stacking
  • User Management
  • VPN Management
  • PC Management
  • Server Management
  • Service Management
  • General Support
  • Backup Monitoring
  • Tidy Wiring
  • Order Items
  • Sell surplus equipment
  • Electrical Waste
  • Monitor Systems (Hardware/Software)
  • Replace faulty parts
  • Commission Servers
  • Updating/Upgrading
  • Assist in improving the automation of the Linux server/workstation estate
  • Assist to manage the inventory of the Linux server/workstation estate
  • Take on short term projects; (AWX/Password/Inventory/Video)
  •  Safe and environmentally responsible disposal of packaging e.g. cardboard and plastics
  • Liaise with 3rd parties like Dell
  • Programming (Bash/Python/Ansible)
  • Managing virtual machines (Ovirt/Esxi)
  • General maintenance of IT Systems (IPMI/User accounts etc.)

About You

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Linux Administration
  • Technically able with a spread of skills that can be adapted / developed including installation, configuration, updates within a networked environment and client-server relationships
  • Possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills (oral and written) that can be varied to suit a wide range of customers
  • Ability to focus despite frequent and varied interruptions
  • Programming ability, preferable Python, Bash and optionally Perl
  • Proven ability to roll out programs, updates and fixes with minimal disruption plus hands on hardware minor part replacements
  • Good organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and plan tasks and time
  • Able to work on own initiative where required
  • Desirable: An understanding of NIS and LDAP, distributed file systems (e.g. NFS, glusterfs, CephFS), automated software updates, NAGIOS and/or Zabbix, Wiki, eduroam, version control software and configuration management.
  • Desirable: Experience of oVirt, ownCloud, HPC and/or Grid Computing

Benefits Include

  • 42 days holiday (inc BH)
  • Starting salary of £40,000 with initial growth to £49,745
  • Pension scheme up to 10% employer contribution
  • Welfare and Sports Societies

If you feel this would be a good fit for your skills and experience and are seeking an exciting new opportunity within a progressive, flexible business, then submit your up to date CV now and I will be in touch to discuss the next steps!

For an informal chat regarding the role, please call 01752 252533 and ask for Rachel. Many thanks for your interest.