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Linux Systems Administration (HEO/SEO)

  • Salary: £28450 - £36000 per annum + +benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Fareham OR Newport, Hampshire
  • Sector: LINUX
  • Date posted: 04/09/2017
  • Job reference: J373476A

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Role Description - LINUX Systems Administration - Infrastructure Engineer (HEO/SEO)

Job Title / Grade: LINUX Systems Administration - Infrastructure Engineer (HEO/SEO)

Reports to: Operations Manager G7

Infrastructure Team Manager EO/HEO/SEO

Job description

IT infrastructure engineering is about the skills needed to manage the life cycle of the ONS infrastructure, enabling the technology teams to build products and services which are easy to operate, scale and secure.

This involves skills in areas such as end user computing, mobile device management, server operating systems, storage area networks, virtualisation technologies, hosting and cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and networking technologies.

Day-to-day you will be responsible for designing, creating, supporting and improving new and existing infrastructure services, products and platforms.

With this specific role we are looking for specialists in the field of Unix Systems Administration.

The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • Defining, building, bringing into service, operating, supporting, performance monitoring, continually improving and decommissioning Infrastructure services (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS), products and platforms to serve a variety of user needs;
  • For the services, products and platforms supported:

  • Managing incidents, requests, changes and problems
  • Managing the configuration, availability, capacity, performance and cost;
  • Drive continuous improvement activities.

  • Maximise the use of tools and technologies to deliver operational excellence
  • Active participation in wider communities of practice, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences.
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques, and collaborating to improve the capability of the team.
  • Maintain consistency between development and production environments.

Skills and Experience

  • Incident Management:
  • Change and Release Management:
  • Problem Management:
  • Performance and Capacity Management:
  • Continuous Improvement:
  • Community:

Please refer to the attached role profile for the appropriate level of skills and experience for the grade.

Specific technical skills & experience:


UNIX (AIX, LINUX) and associated supporting technologies

Microsoft Window server technologies

Microsoft Windows Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Print server and queue management

Identity management

Google Apps, Office 365, Exchange and SharePoint

Enterprise Storage technologies

Backup technologies

Public Key Infrastructure


AIX and associated supporting technologies

Networking including Wi-Fi

Virtualisation technologies including VDI


Please refer to attached Role Profile for the appropriate level of specific technical skills and experience for the grade. On your application details please specify which grade you are interested in.

Civil Service Competencies level Three

*Changing and Improving

Making Effective Decisions

*Collaborating and Partnering

Leading and Communicating

*Managing a Quality Service

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