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Contract Linux Systems Administrator (RedHat)

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    Systems Engineer

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    Freya Chemoun

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Spectrum IT's International retail client are seeking an experienced Contract Linux Systems Administrator to join them on an initial 3 month contract (with scope to further extend into late 2022). This is a FULLY REMOTE WORKING role and will be via umbrella engagement only.

Candidates for this role will be part of the UK/EMEA Group IT team and play a key role in the technical responsibilities for the UK/EMEA IT infrastructure. As the Contract Linux Systems Admin you will provide hands-on technical experience and be responsible for providing application and systems administration support to the ongoing operational requirements of the business.


  • Plan, design, implement and support the Linux platform to meet demanding business objectives
  • Take ownership of complex security, operational and performance issues
  • Drive continuous service improvements to the Linux platform and the IT systems
  • Manage patching / vulnerability assessments and remediation.
  • Adhere to working practices and self-manage your own work queue
  • Lead technical aspects of IT infrastructure projects


  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Linux system administration
  • Experienced with RedHat / certified Engineer - RedHat Enterprise
  • Drupal administration experience
  • Good knowledge and experience with Cloud Platforms, specifically AWS
  • Understanding of Linux security mechanisms and best practice
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux based environments
  • Exposure to scripting languages
  • Ability to quickly diagnose application problems and perform corrective actions during an incident and collect data to provide a technical report afterwards.
  • An understanding of firewall concepts and configuration (including VPN)
  • Experience with recent versions of VMWare virtualisation

Nice to have

  • Good knowledge and experience with Infrastructure Automation/Configuration Tools such as: Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef
  • Good knowledge and experience of SQL Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle