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Linux Unix Systems Administrator job description

Job Summary-Linux Unix Systems Administrator job description

Part of team which provides the technical infrastructure to engineering teams.  Responsibility for all levels of support, maintenance and development of the Unix and Linux infrastructure.  Also provide assistance to the other areas of the team where the Unix/Linux systems meet with the Mac OS and Windows systems.

Main responsibilities-Linux Unix Systems Administrator job description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Linux Unix Systems Administrator job description



•Experience with current versions of Debian and Ubuntu Linux


•Experience of Solaris systems administration.


•Solid understanding of Networking including configuration of switches/routers - Cisco experience advantageous


•Solid experience and working knowledge of file systems and storage configuration and management.  Experience of ZFS and its concepts is desirable. Storage hardware experience is a must including SAS, ISCSI, Fibre Channel, Disk arrays and RAID configurations.


•Good understanding of virtualisation and cloud technologies.  Solaris Zones, KVM, VMware, openneubla/openstack CEPH/ZFS file systems are all very desirable.


•Experience with the build, distribution, installation, and maintenance of Open Source tools. This could include the ability to compile your own packages from source.












•Ability to configure and manage the following services and applications: DNS (bind),  DHCP, IMAP (dovecot), SMTP (sendmail), HTTP (Apache), SQUID, haproxy, IP Tables.


•Shell scripting knowledge (bash/ksh/sh) is a must but and any other languages like perl/python/C would be advantageous.


•Knowledge of and understanding automation such as make, puppet and Jenkins.


•Knowledge of Directory services LDAP/NiS


•Hands-on experience with system monitoring tools, such as Nagios, cacti, network weathermaps, rancid and mrtg.


•Strong analytical and design skills, excellent planning and problem solving skills.


•The ability to work on your own or within the team as needs must.


•Ability to evaluate new technologies and software to help other departments and or your own remit.


•Provides technical guidance to less experienced systems administrators





Analytical thinking

Able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically.  Able to identify causal relationships and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development









Planning and organising

Is able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements



Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterised by commitment and motivation.


Influencing and Persuading

Ability to present sound and well reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change



The ability to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.


Managing Relationships

Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people; team working



Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Is able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.


Problem Solving

Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for decision making and problem-solving. Transforms proposals/ideas into practical reality.












Free Job description Linux Unix Systems Administrator

•Key member of the team responsible for the Unix/Linux Server infrastructure and systems


•Maintenance and development of new systems and tools as required by the department


•Expose areas of the system via web interfaces to allow more ‘self service’ options for end users


•Formal and informal liaison with project teams to ensure their IT requirements are captured


•Engagement with the rest of the organisation on a technical level ensuring requirements are captured and added to the design


•Constantly seek to identify areas for improvement with a view to maintaining and enhancing the reliability, stability, integrity and security of the computing systems


•Liaison with 3rd party suppliers and technology service providers


•To document solutions and to ensure others are informed of changes and developments.


Should have a strong background in development and systems administration across Unix and Linux and be proactive in taking on projects either alone or as part of a team.  A thorough understanding of networking, cloud technology, storage and software development is a must.  


This role is part development and part operational support.  As well as supporting the various servers and platforms within R&D will be required to develop, install, integrate and expose new and existing systems in a suitable format (generally web based) to enhance and improve the end user experience and reduce the overhead on the IT Team.


This is a technically challenging role and will require the successful candidate to be able to apply their skills to a wide variety of problems across a range of IT platforms.  The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and have a keen interest in exploring the latest available hardware and software solutions.