Linux Engineer


Certes Computing Limited

Linux Engineer
6 Months contract role
Start: ASAP
Location: Leeds (remote working at present)
Rate: £neg.
IR35 Status: Inside

We require a Linux Engineer to support an existing Linux team –
Role details:
The Client is part way through several major programmes of work, pertinent to this engagement are:
A Data Centre Strategy (DCS) project is moving from a mixed estate of ~1000 virtual and physical SPARC and x86 servers in 36 locations to managed public and private cloud services supporting Windows and Redhat Linux.
Their Linux team are dramatically simplifying the landscape they work in- coming from six different configuration managements to one whilst increasing security patching/compliance and deploying enhanced monitoring across our estate.

Skills/ experience required:
Linux system administration
Primarily RHEL-based (inc. Centos)
Some debian-based
Solaris
MySQL/MariaDB
Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing complex end-user problems with software and GUI desktop environments
Experience supporting the use of Linux and common end-user software, e.g. python, anaconda, singularity, latex, etc
Creating and reviewing documentation
Supporting Virtual environments
Remote end-user support, including remote access to and use of Linux systems from other platforms (e.g. Windows, Mac)
Support of users and Linux systems in technically diverse (preferably academic RH/Centos) environment
Deployment of software / operating systems using enterprise level management tools like puppet (version 3-5)/satellite
Skills
Basic sysadmin
SSSD
Satellite
Active directory (connectivity from Linux and use for authentication/authorisataion and mapping)
Puppet
Web servers
Networking
Coding/scripting: at least bash and something else (python, perl, etc)
Linux on the desktop and server
Software packaging – Env Modules, RPM, compiling from source
End user support on Linux client devices (PC/Laptops)
This work will start via remote working, until the Client begins to move staff back onto site.
You will be expected to supply your own equipment, capable of connecting to the Client systems via virtual desktop and ssh services.

Certes Computing (and all of its subsidiary companies) is committed to promoting equality and diversity in its business operations.

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