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Linux System Administrator - Permanent - Plymouth

Posted on November 5, 2014

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Company: Talent Spa
Salary: £22,687.00 - £23,878.00 /Year

Job Description:

Linux System Administrator

A salary of £22,687 – £23,878 plus an IT Allowance of £4,429 is payable, subject to a qualifying period and satisfactory competence.  28.5 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, subsidised onsite nursery, onsite gym and much more…..

The Place – Located in the vibrant waterfront city of Plymouth, our clients environmentally friendly office provides a great setting for the Linux System Administrator to work. Hundreds of miles of stunning coastline and 368 squares miles of Dartmoor National Park are within easy reach.

Our Client – Our client is a government department responsible for the registration of land and property in England and Wales. They are a successful, high performing, innovative organisation. Their vision is ‘to be recognised as a world leader in the digital delivery of land registration services and in the management and reuse of land and property data.’ Our client currently employs over 4000 staff across 14 sites, spread across England and Wales.

You will be joining them as they take forward their corporate Business Strategy. Through digitising and extending the range of their services, they aim to be the standard that other highly efficient, digital and data centric organisations aspire to be. It’s an exciting place to be.

Information Systems – They are the in house information technology division for our client, whose main function is to provide the information systems and support needed to deliver the whole range of land information systems for their customers.

The Job – As a member of the Server Provisioning Team, the successful Linux System Administrator will contribute to the development and support of our client Linux based infrastructure, across various hardware platforms. You will be given the opportunity to enforce good practice and ensure full implementation of corporate policies and processes.

The main duties of the Linux System Administrator will include guided tasks to build, maintain and support Linux servers in a virtualised hardware environment, assisting with the installation and support of Linux based middleware and application software, and assisting in the monitoring and analysis of the availability and performance of the Linux based IT infrastructure and delivered IT services. The Linux System Administrator will help analyse and resolve technical problems, ensuring a customer focused approach to service management is taken, in accordance with ITIL principles.

The successful Linux System Administrator must have knowledge and some experience of both basic Unix system administration processes, and at least hardware virtualisation technology, together with knowledge of Open Source technologies and software solutions. The successful Linux System Administrator will have already worked for a significant period in an IT Functional Specialism post, including within the last 2 years, or be able to demonstrate aptitude for such a post via a successful B-SYS aptitude test result (where an opportunity to take the test will be made available).

It is desirable, but by no means vital, for the Linux System Administrator to have working experience of Linux system administration, and mid-range or distributed IT environments.

This is a permanent position, available on a full-time, part-time or job share basis. A minimum of 22 hours a week is required.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join an organisation with the vision to be recognised as a world leader in the digital delivery of land registration services and in the management and re-use of land and property data.  Our client are offering a competitive salary and benefits package, with good career development opportunities.

This is a full time, part time or job share opportunity to join an organisation that offers 28.5 days annual leave, plus eight days public holiday and up to 24 days flexi leave a year. You will have flexible start and finish times and the civil service pension arrangements, maternity, paternity, and childcare benefits are extremely competitive.

The deadline for applications is Midnight on 25th November 2014.

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