Linux Support Engineer

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  • Location:

    Surrey, England

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £540 per day

  • Contact:

    Jamie Kenward

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Linux Support Engineer - Hybrid (Surrey 1 day a week) - £540 - 6 Months initially

You will join a global consultancy working within their satellite communications practice. You will play a key role in updating the baseline for Linux based servers in the Iris AeroRack and supporting deployments. The servers support security barriers and are correspondingly locked down, requiring a knowledge of access control and security event reporting tools. The role is customer-facing and there will also be opportunities to support design activities and business development.

++ Please note that some aspects of this role can be done remotely, but you must be able to be attend the Surrey based office on occasions (e.g. at least a 4 days per month), because that is where the kit is based. ++

Your skills and experience:

  • Significant experience of Linux system administration in a virtualised environment (Ubuntu and RHEL) in a Shell Terminal.
  • Familiarity with security locked down Linux systems.
  • Comfortable with scripting/coding - e.g. Python
  • Good client-facing and communication skills
  • Ability to take own responsibility for a task and deliver it
  • Creating and managing server room backup processes.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and implementing server devices
  • Either prior knowledge of or ability to quickly learn:
  • Working knowledge of VMWare Virtual Machine maintenance and configuration.
  • Puppet Configuration control.

Highly desirable skills

  • Experience of troubleshooting network connections.
  • Working knowledge of networking including virtual network devices and iptables. Experience in installing, configuring and implementing switch and firewall devices.
  • Experience of configuring Palo Alto, PFSense and Cisco Firewall Devices.
  • Experience of configuring Load Balancing Hardware.
  • SVN Configuration control
  • Some experience with Windows /AD DC (Active Directory Domain Controller)
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