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Infrastructure Linux Engineer - Remote / UNIX

Job Title: Infrastructure Linux Engineer - Remote / UNIX
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cardiff
Industry:
Salary: £500 - £550 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 months
REF: 17320
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email: ellie.walker@gsatechsource.com
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

GSA Techsource are currently working with a financial services client to recruit 2 Infrastructure Linux Engineers. To be successful in this role you will require solid UNIX and Linux skills, other technologies used include: Redhat, Solaris, Ansible, Docker, Git, Kubernetes, GitLab, Jira, Confluence, Redis, VMWare, NetApp, Oracle, Splunk, Apache.

This role can be fully remote.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting and administering the UNIX and Linux Infrastructure (Solaris & RedHat), managing technical escalations and driving continuous improvement.
  • Provide in depth technical support and low level design activities for complex projects and operational processes as required, ensuring the productivity and effectiveness of the company’s technology.
  • Design and implementation of enhancements and new services.
  • Deployment and configuration of new services.
  • Conceiving, managing and implementing strategic projects and initiatives.
  • Monitoring core systems, propose improvements, interface with vendors for system support and functional development
  • Partner with the Operational Support Teams to handle escalated tickets, providing support and coaching. 
  • Undertake Problem Management and root cause analysis.
  • Engage in regular scheduled maintenance activities.
  • Implementation and testing of disaster recovery plans, engaging in regular exercises.
  • Maintain effective vendor management relations and documentation.
  • The position will require occasional out of hours implementation work.

Skills/attributes required:
  • Experience supporting enterprise services at 3rd line supporting a highly available enterprise environment.
  • Proficient with Linux, preferably Red Hat, and a good understanding of Solaris.
  • Proven experience in deployment of Data Centre Technologies
  • A working knowledge of SANs.
  • Experience supporting and maintaining VMware vSphere 6.x
  • A good understanding of Network Protocols.
  • Experience and practical knowledge with scripting languages and Automation – Bash, Perl, Python, Ansible
  • Desire to take ownership for products and deliver exceptional service and stability to expand the business
  • Willingness to learn and work as part of a diverse skillset team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, responsiveness and creativity, flexibility, ability to plan and organize
  • Excellent collaboration and customer service skills
  • Ability to operate independently in a dynamic environment with multifunctional teams
  • Willingness to support operations and handle on-call duties as needed
  • Ability to work flexibly when required
  • Experience working in an ITIL environment and an understanding of key ITIL Service Management Areas
The following experience is beneficial but not essential:
  • Financial Institution background
  • Relevant RedHat certification
  • Experience with Splunk, F5, Squid, NGINX, Apache, Apache TomCat, Kubernetes.

This role is inside IR35.



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