Linux Administrator

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  • Salary:

    £70 - £76 per hour

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Linux Administrator

+ 6 month initial contract

+ Hertfordshire based with some remote work

+ £70 to £76 per hour

+ Inside IR35

+ SC Cleared role

Key Skills:

+ Ansible playbooks and roles

+ Shell Scripting (bash/python/perl/ksh...)

+ Revision control tools e.g. Git, Subversion (SVN), Bitbucket, Mercurial

+ RHEL Administration

Job Summary

Working for a major company within the UK space & cyber security sectors. The post holder will join a project team as the key engineer responsible for the development of that project's Red Hat solution - an essential underpinning IT infrastructure capability for the project

Key responsibilities:

+ Developing a build environment with Satellite and Ansible

+ Deploying and configuring servers using this build environment

Job Profile

Specific Responsibilities/Tasks, within the project:

  • Develop and implement a build environment.

  • Deploy and configuring servers.

  • Document the deployment platform and server configuration.

  • Security hardening systems.

  • Work with business stakeholders to identify their requirements and expected outcome.

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information.

  • Identify the right tools to deliver an appropriate solution.

  • Work with other IT teams to support service integration, and retention requirements based on the input of the business.

  • Work with Security to ensure that solutions comply with regulatory and security policies.

Essential -

  • Experience developing and improving Ansible playbooks and roles; specifically as part of a build process.

  • Shell Scripting (bash/python/perl/ksh...)

  • Revision control tools e.g. Git, Subversion (SVN), Bitbucket, Mercurial

  • RHEL Administration

  • Management of Red Hat Satellite

  • An understanding of TCP/IP networking

  • Experience supporting systems running databases

  • Linux administrator of at least 5 years of experience

Desirable -

  • Implementation of Linux Directory Services (LDAP), specifically with respect to Linux/Windows integration

  • LVM

  • OS Hardening

  • Storage products (Netapp/EVA)