Senior Linux DevOps Engineer

Posted 28 December 2020 by Prolinx
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Brief overview of the role:

An experienced Senior Linux DevOps engineer needed to join a leading Secure IT Managed services organisation based in Shrivenham, Oxford.

This is a very exciting and rewarding opportunity to design and develop technical solutions to support a number of key government agencies. Prolinx technical staff engage with and provide leading edge solutions for a variety of customers including defence, blue light, science/medical and other industry research departments often within Universities. As such this is a very important role with critical outcomes.

You will be part of a small, agile and talented team responsible for developing, building and supporting of Linux and open source solutions within a secure managed services context along with diagnosing and resolving problems with existing Linux infrastructure.

You will be a part of a great company, where you will be able to grow and develop your skills and experience


Routine duties include but are not limited to;

  • Maintain and improve our secure Linux hosted offerings of over multiple platforms, all based on RedHat Enterprise Linux versions 6, 7 and 8
  • Provide technical leadership to a group of LINUX engineers and sysadmins providing guidance and mentoring
  • Provide 3rd Line Technical Support and Fault Resolution to 1st/2nd Line Support Teams
  • Support the development and implementation of Open Source and DevOps tooling for use internally and with our customers
  • Provide Subject Matter Technical advice and support
  • Support the design process for Linux based solutions
  • Help drive adoption of automation and software defined processes throughout the business
  • Act as a focal point for Technical Personnel within their area of responsibility

Technical Specialisms:

  • Understanding and knowledge of Agile/Scrum working practices
  • DevOps Toolsets, Linux OS deployments and Maintenance
  • A working knowledge of TCP/IP Networking
  • Knowledge and understanding of OS hardening techniques

Essential Skills and Experience

A minimum of 4 years’ experience working within a Linux engineering environment and a working experience of DevOps, along with the following:

  • Enterprise Linux OS (Red Hat, CentOS, Oracle)
  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • DevOps toolsets including Terraform, Git, Packer and Vault
  • Configuration management - Ansible or Puppet
  • Database Administration (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB or InfluxDB)
  • Discipline to follow ITIL best practices and ISO9001, ISO20000 & ISO27001 certifications
  • Discipline to follow development and deployment best practices.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Storage Technologies (Fibre Channel, Storage Arrays, Software Defined Storage)
  • Network Technologies (LAN, WAN, Cisco switching, Juniper and Fortinet security products) and working knowledge of TCP/IP Networking
  • Virtualisation management experience - VMware, OpenStack or Hyper-V
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes or Openshift
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Linux PKI

Desired Certifications or recent years’ experience

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator or equivalent experience
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Kubernetes Certified Administrator
  • VMware Cloud Native Master Specialist

Personal Attributes

  • Analytical & Problem solving skills
  • Excellent Time Management & organisational skills
  • A flexible approach to work at all times and the commitment to ensure tasks are completed to deadline
  • Work autonomously or as part of a Team
  • Prepared to travel when necessary to customer site or other Prolinx locations
  • Ability to obtain (without restrictions) Security Clearance to at least SC level

Required skills

  • PostgreSQL
  • Technical Leadership
  • CentOS
  • Git
  • RedHat

Reference: 40988416

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