Linux Engineer

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    Swindon, Wiltshire

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    £36000 - £43000.00 per annum + High Pension, Flexible Working

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    Experis UK

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    5 months ago

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I am currently looking for an experienced 'Linux Engineer' who can join a well-established team to help support the infrastructure underpinning the main Oracle ERP systems within the Data Centre for a well-known client. The estate consists of around 400 VMs, this is a great opportunity with great benefits to support.

Linux Engineer duties will include:

  • Dell server hardware with iDrac.
  • Creating & supporting Virtual Machines on Oracle Virtual Machines (OVM) V3.4, predominantly on Oracle Linux 7 with UEK3.
  • Maintaining and supporting OVM.
  • Installing and supporting physical servers with Oracle Linux 7 and OVS (hypervisor component of OVM).
  • Communicating and working with DBAs for appropriate system setup.

Experience required for the Linux Engineer:

Oracle Linux 5/6/7 (Red Hat Linux N is a directly transferable skill for Oracle Linux N.). OL7 is the current major version in use, including;

  • Provisioning (baremetal & virtual machines)
  • XFS Filesystem / LVM / grub2 (particularly when cloning physical servers)
  • NFS with shared filesystems
  • Oracle is highly desired however experience with ERP's will be suitable.

Other skills experience required;

  • Strong networking troubleshooting skills, including DNS/NTP/bonding/LACP/VLANs/email (smtp/exim) / snmp
  • Knowledge of kernel other settings related to Oracle (HugePages, etc)
  • Storage skills, particularly with NFS. Neither FC nor iSCSI is in use in our Oracle environment
  • Performance monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Systemd
  • Shell scripting in BASH
  • Familiarity with security concepts and implementation