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Linux Senior Engineer Web and ‘Big’ data managed services


Job description

We have an exciting opening for a bright, talented and passionate Linux senior engineer to join our managed services infrastructure division to build, implement and maintain Linux based web and Big data application systems. 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.

About the job

Together with the other members of the infrastructure team covering a wide spread of technologies, you will focus on the Linux based aspects of our operation. Working on exciting projects to deliver enterprise level hosted solutions for our large blue-chip clients.

You must be a motivated, client-focused professional with excellent communication and troubleshooting skills and you should have a strong interest in technology. You must be confident in your communication skills and you need to be able to adapt to the various nuances that come with working in multiple regions. Together with the other members of the support team, you will need to take ownership, troubleshoot, and resolve direct and indirect client support requests in a timely and professional manner.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for 2nd/3rd line support of large scale hosted and on-premises managed services involving Big Data analytics in a virtualised and later, containerised environment.
  • 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, WildFly, Tomcat, MySQL.
  • 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.
  • Engage in detailed planning, change control and thorough testing to ensure performance, availability and stability.
  • 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 and/or python scripts.
  • Create and maintain clear and accurate system documentation.

Involved In

  • Configure and maintain traffic managers and Load-balancers
  • Analyse system capacity, performance and events to prevent systematic and recurring incidents.
  • Configure and maintain authentication and access integration such as LDAP, SSSD, Kerberos and TectiaSSH.
  • Configure and manage AWS EC2, RDS and S3 environments.
  • Basic VMware usage for troubleshooting and operations.
  • Pro-actively identify process and technology gaps and develop and implement appropriate solutions collaboratively.
  • Configure and maintain Web application firewalls.
  • Maintenance drills: Failover resilience and DR tests.

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong Linux Administration skills
  • Experience and management of infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise, Source control management and Git Repositories
  • Experience of Containers & Kubernetes.
  • Ability + Aptitude + Attitude, a rounded individual who is passionate about technology and delivering excellent service in a large enterprise environment
  • Higher level education, degree from college or university or ability to prove an aptitude for structured academic learning.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively systems engineers, developers, administrators and business partners
  • Experience of delivery managed service to external business customers
  • Adaptable, working as part of a supportive, well established team but is also self-sufficient and organised, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • A natural problem solver

Bonus Points

  • Experience LDAP, SSSD and Kerberos
  • Experience in building and running Openshift environments
  • Experience and management of infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise, Source control management and Git Repositories
  • Working as part of a wider department general IT knowledge is a benefit
  • Understanding the dev/ops culture
  • Understanding of common web application architectures
  • Understanding and experience of working in secure environments under ISO27001 or equivalent
  • An interest or proven ability in team leadership as a possible future progression in the role
  • Understanding and experience of working under ITIL framework

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.

More information

For further information on the above vacancy please email to submit your CV or application.

Please note, we operate a strict PSL and do not accept any unsolicited approaches from agencies. You must have the right to work in the relevant location of the position you are applying for . Due to the nature of our business, pre-screening checks will be carried out on all successful applicants.

D4t4 Solutions plc & D4t4 Solutions Inc are an equal opportunities employer.

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