Unix & Virtualistion Specialist

England, London, City of London
£40000.00 - £45069.00 per annum + company benefits
03 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017
Nathan Marson
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you got experience with the continuous improvement of Linux servers and operating systems?

Have you installed, configured, managed and supported a range of Operating Systems and services and virtualisation technologies?

Do you have Experience with investigating, diagnosing and resolving incidents on behalf of a varied user base, relating to hardware and software faults, human error and service failures?

UNIX & Virtualisation Specialist

Salary: £45,069 + Season Ticket Loan + Childcare Vouchers + WLB

Closing Date: 28/10/2016

Interview Date: TBC week commencing 31/10/2016

Hours of work: between 08.00 - 18.00 35 hours per week

Duration: Permanent

Reports to: Systems Infrastructure Manager

Department: Information Services

Purpose of role:

The post holder will be an active member of the Systems Infrastructure Team taking a leading role in the successful implementation of Linux / Unix infrastructure and virtualisation services and systems and supporting the effective and efficient delivery of day to day operational services, delivered against an ITIL quality management framework.

Linux/UNIX Virtualisation Specialist
Linux/UNIX Operating Systems/Servers
VM Ware, Windows, Linux, (RedHat, SuSE, Debian & Ubuntu)
City of London
Public Sector/Higher Education
£46K + company benefits + WLB


* Day to day duties, will include normal systems administration and development of Linux / Unix and virtual infrastructure to ensure that they are running normally, are secure and have current and regular backups.

* Regular checking and responding to queries from the Service Desk in the form of 2nd and 3rd line calls in a timely manner (based upon an ITIL framework).

* The post holder is expected to provide a contribution to strategic planning systems infrastructure services, by their involvement in a range of projects, which can range from small one week roll outs of a new service, to much longer and large scale system deployments.

* S/he may be expected to help manage some of these projects using the department's Project Management Methodology (a form of Prince2). S/he will be expected to follow and monitor the change control procedures

Key Skills:

* A virtual server "farm" comprising over 500 guests, running a mix of Windows, Linux and Netware, providing core infrastructure and application services.

* VMware's vSphere with storage provided by EMC VPLEX/VNX, and backup using Commvault Simpana.

* A policy of "virtual first" - using virtual servers instead of physical servers wherever possible, to decrease the carbon footprint, whilst improving business continuity.

* Server operating systems: Windows, Linux (RedHat, SuSE, Debian & Ubuntu), Mac OS X, Novell OES & Netware.

* Infrastructure services including: MS Active Directory, MS IIS, MS SQL, Citrix Netscaler, Citrix XenApp, Novell eDir & IDM, Apache, Tomcat, Oracle 11g, MySQL, Exim, Nagios, Bluecat

* Data storage: 'Home' and 'shared' drive storage for staff and students (EMC and Novell); Google Apps for collaborative working; and Alfresco for electronic document management.


* Experience of writing scripts to automate reporting and maintenance activities.

* Knowledge and experience of current virtualisation technologies and their potential developments.

* Knowledge and experience of IT Business Continuity and Disaster Prevention/Recovery.

Linux/UNIX Virtualisation Specialist
Linux/UNIX Operating Systems/Servers
VM Ware, Windows, Linux, (RedHat, SuSE, Debian & Ubuntu)
City of London
Public Sector/Higher Education
£46K + company benefits + WLB


* 35 days holiday
* Generous pension scheme
* Season ticket Loan
* Childcare Voucher Scheme
* On-going training

Commutable from: South, North, East, West, Central and The City of London with an immediate start date for the ideal candidate.

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.