Linux Systems Administrator

  • Per Annum
    £30,000 to £55,000
  • Location
  • Basis

Linux Systems Administrator – Permanent – Portchester – £30,000 – £55,000 per annum

Our client is looking for a Linux Systems Administrator to join their rapidly expanding software and control systems team. The Linux Systems Administrator will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the development infrastructure and developer endpoints. They are keen to see candidates who have Red Hat experience, if you have Red Hat Satellite, this would be highly desirable.
They currently work 1 day per week in the office, depending on requirements, otherwise you can work from home.


* Routine maintenance of Linux servers, workstations, and other endpoints, primarily in a RHEL or Centos environment (other distributions are used in some rare cases)
* Management of the Linux workstations for the software team using Puppet and Red Hat Satellite.
* Technical support for users of Linux Workstations and other endpoints.
* Liaise with the local IT departments on broader issues, for example Linux servers providing capabilities to parts of the business outside of the software team.
* Support the development and improvement of software build and deployment systems, including administration of tools such as GitHub, Artifactory, Cobbler and Kubernetes.
* Participate in continuous improvement and configuration control activities, relating to how much infrastructure is defined as code (IaC).
* Advise software and commissioning engineers on the design, integration and deployment of Linux systems on vehicle control and shoreside infrastructure.
* Work with customers, sales, system engineering, and other appropriate areas to assist in defining and breaking down detailed requirements.
* Provide technical input and estimates for any infrastructure development activities.
* Deal with unique challenges that arise in the emerging area of autonomous vehicle control system design.


* Comfortable working in a Linux Environment and administrating Linux Systems.
* Administrating systems such as Gitlab, Artifactory, Cobbler, Kubernetes, etc.
* Use of Git or similar version control systems.
* Use of Jira or other issue tracking systems.
* Use of Confluence or other wiki systems.
* Comfortable writing detailed design documents and presenting them for review.
* Hands-on experience administrating Kubernetes and/or VMWare Estates.
* Bash and/or Python scripting experience.
* Experience with Ansible, Puppet and or RedHat Satellite.
* Exposure to basic Active Directory administration.
* Code Review using Gitlab or other similar system.
* Understands the software development lifecycle.

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