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Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Linux Focused)

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Linux Focused)

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Bristol IT Company is a well established IT solutions provider with head offices in the centre of Bristol.  Our solutions cover multiple technologies but there’s a particular growth in popularity for solutions that include Linux servers.  We’re therefore looking for an experienced and self motivated IT infrastructure engineer with a focus on Linux and related technologies.

The ideal candidate should be self motivated and have a passion for all things IT. The role is 80% Linux based but we will also require experience across other platforms and infrastructure. There is also a desired but non essential requirement for experience in a team leadership role as an area for future opportunity.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up of new servers, sites and solutions for internal teams
  • Help CTO implement infrastructure improvements to ensure efficiency/modern working
  • Help support company server infrastructure
  • Help design and implement technical solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Provide support to customers on solutions provided and also an escalation point for staff
  • Troubleshoot failures/faults and ensure that corrective action is taken
  • Process documentation

Essential skills

  • Linux Experience
    • Worked with Linux in a corporate environment
    • Considerable experience with Linux distributions
    • Securing Linux in a multi-tenant environment
    • Installing, configuring and maintaining services such as Apache, MySQL, nginx
    • BASH scripting (and/or alternatives)
    • Recovering from faults & reading/analysing logs to find failures
    • Configuring automated patching & CRONTAB tasks
    • Ansible or other automation platform
  • Cloud Hosting Experience with Azure
  • Website maintenance including knowledge of WordPress (and other CMSs)
  • Practical experience with PHP development (doesn’t need to be corporate) and troubleshooting PHP applications
  • Basic use of Source Control (GIT) or willingness to learn
  • Excellent general troubleshooting skills – linking how one failure may cause another failure and therefore being able to fix the root cause
  • Understanding of DNS on the public internet
  • Basic knowledge of Networking (Linux/Windows/Routers)
  • Windows Server configuration
    • IIS
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Excellent communication skills with both clients and team members
  • Basic use of Source Control (GIT) or willingness to learn
  • Desire for self improvement and learning in order to further career
  • Desire to learn DevOps tools and methodologies such as: Kubernetes, Docker, CI/CD

 Additional skills (advantageous but not essential)

While the primary focus of this role will be Linux, there may be times when the applicant is expected to assist with Windows based servers. Having skills in these areas would be extremely advantageous over other candidates.

  •  Azure
    • Ingress, Azure Redis, Azure SQL Server, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Web Apps, Azure Virtual Network, Storage accounts, Load Balancer, Container Registry, Reserved instances.
  • AWS
    • EBS, Amazon RDS, EC2 Instances, Amazon VPC, Elastic IP, Load Balancers
  • General:
    • Team Leadership Experience/Coaching
  • Technical:
      • Configuration management tools, such at Puppet
      • Server load balancing
    • Networking Skills including firewalls, switches, VLANs, Routing
    • Virtualisation technologies, such as VMWare
  • GitLab/GitHub Configuration and Usage
    • Including use of CI/CD methods
    • Container registry
    • Server maintenance

As part of the team

  • Competitive salary (dependent on experience)
  • 20 days’ holiday plus public holidays
  • Private pension scheme with Royal London Mutual
  • A company backing you who want to see you grow in your career.
  • Friendly, relaxed office environment
  • Regular social events
  • Onsite Gym and Bicycle Parking
  • Friday afternoon beer o’clock!

COVID-19

Whilst this role will initially be office based, you may be required to work from home at a later date.

Due to COVID-19 the Bristol IT office is working at a reduced capacity with all the necessary safety measures and PPE in place.

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