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Linux Architect / SME

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, West Sussex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 30/08/2018
  • Job reference: J389524A

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Linux Architect / SME
3 months initially
Location: Crawley

Designing and delivering Linux solutions for projects, both client and server side into Microsoft Windows and Active Directory.

Existing and upcoming projects with a Linux component:

  • SWAN-NG Core infrastructure
  • Linux Identity Manager Implementation
  • Transform Legacy Estate
  • E2 Engineering Client
  • UniFi - Programme/ERP
  • CSOC Intelligence Enhancement

Key deliverables

  • Creation / maintenance of Detailed Design Documents, run books and service definitions, builds and scripts.
  • Raising of RFCs, BOMs, ROMs.
  • Attendance of CAB.
  • Systems - Install, build, configure, test, commission


  • Full competency and 3 years + experience of Linux / UNIX ideally Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Centos (6 and 7)
  • Fully conversant in shell scripting
  • Fully conversant with Kickstart scripts
  • Experience with Configuration Management and source control for OS and application delivery, ideally Puppet.
  • Producing technical documentation to a high standard for build descriptions and run books
  • Capable and willing to transfer knowledge to staff
  • The individual must be able to achieve SC clearance.
  • Ability to adapt skills to apply to a Linux client virtual infrastructure environment.
  • Smart professional appearance.
  • Positive, customer-focused attitude.
  • Motivated and committed.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and location.
  • Must be able to work under own initiative with little or infrequent supervision.
  • Able to create and manage positive working relationships.
  • Comfortable working to deadlines.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • To be able to communicate effectively at all levels.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance

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