Senior Linux Engineer

Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
5 days ago

My Client, a large global financial services brand is looking for an experienced Senior Linux Engineer.

The role sits within the Global Technology department, which plays a crucial role in supporting the success of the business. We are responsible for developing and implementing state-of-the-art software and hardware maintenance to support our fund management, trading, distribution and operational areas with secure, stable and resilient technology platforms.

The Sr. Linux Engineer is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, support, and customisation of Linux operating system, servers, and complimentary products in an enterprise environment. Key responsibilities include monitoring and tuning systems to achieve optimum performance while ensuring system integrity. You will assist with developing and promoting operating procedures and conducting audits to ensure compliance. This role will develop and maintain a comprehensive operating system library of all supporting documentation and implement automation procedures wherever possible.

  • Be responsible for the architecture, implementation, operation, and support of our RedHat Linux server environment and supporting products for a multi-tiered software/application environment.
  • Ensure that Linux OS backup and recovery techniques are being applied and accurately configured on production systems.
  • Provide Tier 3 support to other Linux Administrators/Engineers, and deliver training and development of junior staff.
  • Be involved in all key IT infrastructure projects to ensure required standards are met and a successful implementation path is built.
  • Coordinate with vendors and manufactures to resolve operating system or hardware related problems.
  • Work closely with the database team to provide a stable and accurately tuned Oracle infrastructure.
  • Build and maintain task automation procedures using Ansible.
  • Maintain and identify issues in systems with SELinux enforcement enabled.
  • Employ DevOps standard processes on infrastructure components where possible.
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.
  • Solid grasp of RedHat/Linux operating systems (version 6 and 7), including application layer products such as Apache, NGINX, Red Hat Satellite, and container platforms such as Docker.
  • Strong familiarity of Linux Red Hat administration, security, and data access techniques.
  • Ability to compose/complete shell scripts in one or more of the following: Bourne/Korn/Bash, PERL, Ruby or Python.
  • Skills in any/all of these areas a plus: SELinux, Samba, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Sensu or Splunk.
  • Solid grasp of Linux based web server technology.
  • Significant diverse work experience in Information Technology.
  • Some experience in Linux operating systems and Linux based middleware administration, security, access techniques, performance tuning and auditing in a complex enterprise environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • RedHat or other Linux certification a plus.

This role is a Hybrid role and would require 2 days in the office, based in London.

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