The Linux Systems Team Lead is responsible for a leading a small team of Engineers to manage a unique and diverse portfolio of Linux based Cloud and Hosting systems, platforms and services.
This is a challenging and dynamic role, which will push your technical skills to the limit.
Apache, NGINX, MySQL, Openshift, Ceph, CentOS, NGINX, KVM, Dovecot, Roundcube, to name but a few of the many technologies we use, delivering over 1 million services across multiple different platforms, not just to the UK but also with a global scope.
This is a huge opportunity to enhance and develop your technical skills, whilst undertaking industry qualifications (such as RHCA etc.)
You will be an advocate for Linux and Open Source technologies and come to be a significant voice in the wider group TechOps team.
You will be work closely with local teams and colleagues across Europe overseeing security, performance, resilience and BAU operations of your platforms, whilst contributing to the overall strategic plan for the UK Linux Team and the business.
You will assist with planning the platform roadmap, technology direction and approach. This is a period of significant investment and transformation in our technology and, day-to-day business aside, there is also a small’ project to migrate our current datacentre services by the end of 2022 (10,000 physical servers, 50+ platforms) - providing huge scope for modernisation and renovation.
Department : Global IT Operations Reference Number : LSTL0220 Closing Date : Friday, 06 March, 2020 Reports To : Head of IT Operations UK Apply now
Duties and responsibilities
Set the strategic and technical direction for the Linux platforms
Providing application design and review for development teams
Lead and mentor a team of 4 Linux System Engineers
Work within a larger virtual Linux Engineering Team
Maintain and develop your hand-on technical skills, contribute to hands on Operations and Engineering as needed.
Be an advocate for Linux technology
Work in a matrix with the UK Engineering Teams to improve, design platforms, services and infrastructure solutions
Manage the workload and priorities of a team of Linux Systems Engineers
Act as a technical escalation point to manage incidents and issues
Provide mechanisms and process to the IT Operations teams to enable them to effectively manage and monitor the performance, capacity and availability of the infrastructure and services
Provide accurate and timely reporting to group standards
You will ensure that engineers’ tasks and workloads are prioritised to ensure that operational BAU work dovetails closely with continuous improvement project work
You will contribute to business cases and reporting as needed
Skills and experience
Expert in Linux servers administration architecture (Red Hat CentOS)
Experience in Linux scripting languages
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Apache, MySQL, NGINX, etc.
Experience in configuration management tools, such as Puppet and Chef
Experience in leading a Team or desire to lead mentor a team
We offer you :
25 days annual leave
Contributory pension scheme, Bupa health care, Cycle to work scheme & other benefits
Free soft drinks, and fruit all available in our break out rooms.
Great social activities : Summer and Christmas Parties, fitness groups, running teams, and many more.
Generous training opportunities tailored to your career goals
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