Linux Desktop Support

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  • Linux Desktop Support



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    Salary £45000 - £50000 per annum


    04 October 2019

    Linux Desktop Support / Server Support

    Our client is a leading technology solutions provider, enabling large-scale business-change programmes, through their service offerings. Our client works across a wide range of businesses, in both public and private sectors.

    You will be a valued member of an Infrastructure team which is responsible for all aspects of the client’s environments (physical and virtual).

    This medium-sized environment is run across several sites in the UK situated in London with some travel to Midlands, but this will be sporadic. The environment is currently used by around 100 users and this is likely to increase in the coming year.

    This is a hands-on role which will require Linux desktop deployments, physical server management and handling, networking, administrative and user support capabilities as well as significant aspects of DevOps activities such as configuration management with puppet and other tools.

    Keeping the system secure is particularly important. The candidate will be involved in the implementation of security controls and will therefore need to have previously been exposed to tools which will be used such as monitoring, encryption, firewalls, security zones, virus scanning and role-based access techniques and patching.

    The following core skills and experience are required:

    • Professional attitude and demeanour with good interpersonal skills. This is a customer facing role.
    • Linux (Ubuntu desktop and server, Centos, RHEL). It is absolutely essential to be deeply familiar with Linux as it is at the core of the role. Ability to self-organise, take responsibility for a complex task and delegate sub tasks to others.
    • Good puppet and bash scripting skills with good knowledge of GIT.
    • Physical infrastructure (rack mounted) experience, including rack mounted servers, blades, SAN and other types of storage, switches, firewalls, patching and other datacentre related skills.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Past experience with virtualisation is essential (VMWare ESX ,KVM)
    • Other tools and skills with which familiarity is essential: NTP, DNS, package managers (yum, apt), patching, IPTables, routing, LVM, LDAP, log aggregation, monitoring, other common Linux open source tools


    Security Requirements – SC & NPPV3. Selected candidate should be prepared to undergo the clearance process. As this is a secured environment, there is no work from home option available

    This is a fast-paced company with lots going on, presenting a challenging agenda for the future. It is also an incredibly rewarding company, in which to work.