Technical Specialist

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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    £300.00 - £342.00 per day

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    Abigail Scott

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Technical Specialist


6 Months

£300-£340 per day

Client Overview

Would you like to join a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation?

Our client are at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

The personal traits we are looking for are
* Passion for technology
* Showing initiative
* Self-learning
* Being a team player, i.e. take ownership of contributing to the overall team capability and knowledge

Role Overview

  • Unix / Linux Platform Engineering is to provide global technical leadership in the design, engineering, implementation and maintenance of the Solaris 10 and Solaris 11 platform and associated tooling, infrastructure and storage.
  • Its purpose and vision are to engineer, define, automate and govern efficient and innovative Unix and Linux platforms and infrastructure in support of the global businesses, through collaboration and driving standardisation of technology platforms and solutions.
  • The area also performs level 3 support for the domain and the candidate would need to be well versed in standard troubleshooting techniques with a deep technical understanding of all Solaris 10 and 11 platforms that support the business.

Role Responsibilities

* Regular and timely production of monthly patch sets
* Review, packaging and testing of patches for critical vulnerabilities
* Development and maintenance of the Solaris deployment mechanism
* Set global Solaris standards, test and certify in lab facility
* Working with vendors, produce best practice solutions for the domain
* Provide consultancy, guidance and collaborate with architecture, projects, support and other engineering teams
* 3rd Line support to all regional Unix and Linux teams

Key Skills Required

* Extensive experience and proven track record in Unix/Linux engineering for the Solaris platform
* Thorough understanding of the management processes required to run large multi-country IT installations
* Analytical with the ability to understand and resolve complex problems
* Excellent shell scripting ability with good programming skills (Python, Perl)
* Ability to work in a multi country, culturally diverse and time-zone separated role
* Good communications skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.