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Linux Systems Administrator

  • Location:

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    IT & Infrastructure Support

  • Job Type:


  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ian Taylor

  • Contact Email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job Ref:

    IT - 1120_1605603940

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Linux Systems Administrator required by a growing company located in Southampton to contribute to the configuration and maintenance of the company's IT server infrastructure.


  • Linux systems administration - deployment, package management, system configuration.
  • Configure Linux systems to support engineering EDA and software tools
  • Installation and maintenance of load balancing software to optimise the use of the available resources
  • Installation and maintenance of file servers
  • Scripting for automation, using Bash, Python and TCL.
  • Network administration e.g. switch configuration, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls, VPNs etc.
  • Windows desktop, server administration and related services: WSUS, Active Directory, Group Policy, WDS, etc.

Essential Experience:

  • Experience with Linux OS (Centos 7 upwards, Ubuntu 10 upwards) and Windows 10
    • File sharing
    • Windows domains
    • Data backup
  • Experience with server-class hardware.
  • Experience of SAN and NAS technologies (ideally FreeNAS & ZFS), and related file servers/protocols e.g. SMB/CIFS, Samba, NFS.
  • Server & desktop virtualisation technologies e.g. KVM, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMWare.
  • Experience of creating and maintaining IT policies
    • Back-up of corporate data
    • Anti-virus protection of corporate machines
  • Proven track record of implementing and maintaining automation scripts
  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols and concepts including the following:
    • VLAN
    • Subnets
    • DNS
    • DHCP
    • Wifi
  • Engineering tools software installation
  • Competent in specifying necessary machines and equipment (laptops, servers)
    • Benchmarking to optimise solution
  • An understanding of, or experience with revision control systems, ideally Git.


  • Sharepoint configuration and maintenance
  • Microsoft 365 administration (including exchange)
  • Jenkins facility maintenance
  • Exposure and/or experience with configuration management systems e.g. Puppet, Ansible etc.
  • Experience of supporting engineering tools and automation
  • Experience with load sharing software (eg LSF, slurm, PBS)
  • License server management (FlexLM)
  • A good awareness of cloud-based platform administration e.g Azure, AWS etc.

Please get in touch for more information.