Linux Systems Engineer

  • Category: Infrastructure Operations
  • Location: City - EC2
  • Region: London
  • Salary: Up to £55k +£3k On Call +Package
  • Permanent
  • Ref: PR/000278
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Last updated 2 months ago

Starting immediately, a FinTech company is looking for an excellent Linux Systems Engineer to join its Global IT operations department for an established Blue-Chip client base.

They operate in the Banking sector and are a PCI compliant, 24/7 transaction-based business. They are looking for someone with a deep technical knowledge of Linux, Networking and VMware Virtualization.

We are looking for people with excellent Linux (Good scripting experience) and System Administration skills. People who have a desire to develop their skills to Senior Systems Engineer level would be very interesting.



• Administering Red Hat/Centos/Debian operating systems hosted inside multiple datacenters. Being a subject matter expert on Linux operating system setup best practices and CIS hardening standards.

• Maintenance of various network devices example load balancers, WAF, Switches and Firewalls.

• Managing VMware Virtualisation platforms.

• Writing and managing Ansible playbooks as per the dynamic requirements of the project.

• Maintenance of PCI compliant Datacenter environment of at least 100 servers per site.

• Document writing for various aspect of the infrastructure [ Server/Networks].


Essential Knowledge/Skills:

• Deep experience in deploying and managing resilient and highly secure Linux infrastructure.

• Strong Networking protocols knowledge.

• Exposure to virtualization (VMware, OpenStack etc)

• Exposure to the automation tools like Puppet and Ansible.

• Excellent problem-solver with exceptional documentation skills.

• Strong knowledge on incident, problem and change management [ ITIL Practices].


Desirable Knowledge/Skills:

• Understanding of databases and RDBMS (OLAP, OLTP) MySQL, MariaDB and Percona databases.

• Basic knowledge of storage/SAN.

• Knowledgeable on security tools [ example syslog servers, File Integrity Monitoring] and procedures.

• Knowledgeable on setting up Infrastructure [server/network/application] monitoring specially using Nagios.

• Awareness on LDAP/DNS/Radius/NTP/MFA /RBAC-HBAC.

• Any exposure to Hyperconverged technology will be an added advantage.

• Experience of working in the Datacenter environment.

• Knowledgeable in setting up and maintaining Terraform automation.

• Knowledgeable on Security protocols, PKI hierarchy and cipher suites.


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