Linux Engineer - Open Source, Redhat, Kubernetes, Bash, Python

Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
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Linux Engineer, Stoke-on-Trent

Sys Admin, Open Source, Automation, Scripting, Python, Bash, Ansible, Kubernetes, Containerization, Jenkins, Docker, Open Shift, Open Stack

Competitive Salary + Benefits 

The Company

My client is a leading provider of online digital ecommerce and entertainment on a global scale. Their infrastructure environment is enterprise scale with close to 20,000 servers and a Petabyte of storage, supporting high-availability systems, 1 million concurrent connections at any one point across multiple global locations.

The Role

You will be responsible for supporting a large scale and complex infrastructure environment, utilising a broad range of technical skills and methodologies to ensure the delivery of best in class technical solutions.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • The provision of scalable and maintainable Infrastructure utilising defined technology and meeting pre-agreed requirements.
  • Provide technical solutions and designs, utilising existing and emerging technology
  • Seek creative & commercially viable ways to leverage Open Source solutions.
  • Own technical solutions from design through to implementation.

Essential Skills

  • Effective time management, organisation and work prioritisation to meet deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
  • Logical approach to solving problems under pressure and an active communicator on technical issues.
  • Software engineering mindset to systems and process automation.
  • Proven experience and deep knowledge in Linux (preferably Red Hat derivatives) operating system stacks and services.
  • Experience automating and managing infrastructure at scale using tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, Chef, Terraform.
  • Solid understanding of Version Control (Git), Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD principles and processes.
  • High level of competency in one or more of the following coding/scripting skills: bash, Ansible, python, Go, Ruby.
  • Experience of containerisation including Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker Swarm would be highly desirable but not essential.

Benefits

  • 5 weeks per annum plus public holidays
  • Private pension contribution
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Life Assurance Scheme

Sys Admin, Open Source, Automation, Scripting, Python, Bash, Ansible, Kubernetes, Containerization, Jenkins, Docker, Open Shift, Open Stack