Linux Engineer

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    Experis UK

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    2 months ago

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Linux Engineer - Farnborough

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our client's experienced teams make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

As they continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join the organisation. The formula for success is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining this market-leading company offers you the opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Working here is more than just a job - as an innovative science and technology company, the organisation solves their customer's most challenging problems and many of the projects you will work on are of national importance. Everything is focused on defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of customers.

Role & Responsibilities

You will form part of a Networks team within IT, where you'll be required to support and assist with the delivery of IT Services.

  • Incident management and resolution across the business's IT server Infrastructure
  • Administration, Monitoring and optimisation of corporately managed Linux servers and their associated services including system backup and DR policies and procedures.
  • Undertake System Management and Administration across all systems within Platforms Services remit.
  • Reviewing and acting on service desk calls and completing work assigned by line manager.
  • Production and management of IT Operations documentation to current standards.
  • Administration, monitoring and development of corporately managed messaging services including but not limited to Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business software.
  • Lead the evaluation and installation of new software releases, system upgrades, and system patches
  • Compliance with security policies and requirements and active configuration and maintenance of security standards across Group IT technologies
  • Comply with configuration control requirements
  • Maintain a Configuration Record of all systems deployed.
  • Assist with the deployment and analysis of new technologies and enhancements to existing systems
  • Ensure relevant system/service documentation is full and complete and communicate any shortfalls to colleagues and line management. Pro-actively identify candidates for 'Pre-Approved' Changes.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of Disaster Recovery capabilities

Skills & Experience

You will be able to provide suitable experience of some of the below:

  • Knowledge and experience in administering Linux Operating Systems including CentOS and Red Hat.
  • Knowledge in FTP, SFTP, NTP, DNS, Nagios
  • Knowledge of email, anti-spam, anti-virus, DMARC, DKIM and SPF.
  • Experience of shell and Python scripting.
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Knowledge of, DHCP, Active Directory other domain service functions
  • Knowledge of VMWare ESX/vSphere administration.
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise level storage solutions
  • A clear understanding of IT Security Standards in an enterprise environment
  • Experience in backup technologies