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Linux Engineer


We have an exciting opening for a bright, talented and passionate Linux Engineer to join our managed services infrastructure division. To build, implement and maintain Linux based web and Big data application systems in a developing dev/ops culture. As part of an Managed Services infrastructure team you will be collaborating with local and remote Linux system and application engineers to ensure availability, performance, reliability, and security for our users and clients.

Primary Objectives

  • Maintaining the integrity and high availability, security and maximum performance of the corporate and managed service Linux platforms.
  • Working with the Linux Team Leader to ensure the overall service is delivered successfully, both proactively and reactively.
  • Troubleshooting activities to ensure resolution.

Core Responsibilities

  • Linux platform administration CentOS, Redhat and Ubuntu.
  • Deployment and automation of applications using Puppet Enterprise and hiera.
  • Configuring and supporting middleware and webserver software on Linux platforms, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, MySQL, Postgress.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve server events and user incidents relating to Linux systems.
  • Work with the wider infrastructure team to provide support and troubleshooting for Linux systems incidents.
  • Security related activities, system hardening, patching, vulnerability threat management and mitigation.
  • Manage and deploy system monitoring and management tools such as Zabbix, Xymon, HIDS systems.
  • Writing and maintaining Shell scripts.
  • Basic VMware usage for troubleshooting and operations.
  • Create and maintain clear and accurate system documentation.
  • Application performance tuning.

Skills & Requirements

Previous knowledge and experience of some or all of the following;

  • At least 1 Years' experience working in a Linux Environment.
  • Understanding of common web application architectures.
  • Experience or strong knowledge of at least one programming language (bash, shell, python, Perl, C#, Java, C++).
  • Proven understanding of Linux system management and scripting.
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, or higher-level education, degree from college or university or ability to prove an aptitude for structured academic learning.
  • Understanding and experience of working under ITIL framework.

Personal Qualities

  • A rounded individual who is passionate about technology.
  • Willingness to learn and work with unfamiliar technologies.
  • Adaptable, working as part of a supportive, well established team but is also self-sufficient and organised, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Pro-active in pre-empting issues and problems.
  • Takes ownership for resolving issues and problems.
  • Consultative and communicative.
  • Good written and verbal communication.
  • Good team worker.
  • Self-sufficient.
  • Share knowledge with the team.
  • Ability to engage and interact with team members.
  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently when under pressure.
  • Organised, good time management skills and comfortable with multi-tasking.

Why work at D4t4 Solutions?

Well, our staff retention, which is way above the industry average, should say it all! We are a technology-focused company with tech staff making up the majority. We aim for tech leaders and work with light touch effective management and processes - even our Sales staff talk tech! Established in 1985, with experience from riding the many waves of the IT journey, we are well established in the industry and here to stay. We have evolved in step with technology, into a proactive and agile company, punching well above our weight and able to provide flexible services and solutions to an impressive list of clients that others can’t match. We are seeing very exciting times right now with our "All about the data" solutions very much in demand – market leaders want to gain business insight from their data and we have everything they need to achieve this.

For further information on the above vacancy please: leave a message on telephone 044-22500452 or email to submit your CV or application.

Please note, we do not accept any unsolicited approaches from agencies.

D4t4 Solutions plc is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community

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