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Linux System Administrator - Scripting - Award Winning Co.

London - London

£50,000 - £60,000   

Linux System Administrator - Scripting - Award Winning Co.

Here is an opportunity to join an award-winning technology start up In Central London. They are well funded and now hugely revenue generating. They are a leader in their field that have truly revolutionised their industry. Our client has been so successful in their market their product is being utilised by 50 million customers globally and have clients both at government and global crop sector level. Our client receives 1.5 trillion monthly data requests from their customers!

Their infrastructure spans six continents and consists of more than 700 servers as well as third party edge infrastructure. Most of these servers are bare metal, which act as endpoints for speed tests and other measurement traffic. These have very high bandwidth - sometimes 100Gbit/s! Their broader infrastructure uses a mixture of bare metal and cloud-hosted services.

They use MySQL for their smaller databases, and Presto (built on top of Hadoop) for their data warehouse that powers their analytics platform. Their web applications all run on Apache or Nginx, and are written in PHP, with Java and Go in the mix too.

Our Client is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Systems Administrator to join their growing Infrastructure team. The team is responsible for building and supporting the sizeable infrastructure that is the foundation of their services

Apply if you have a strong background in Linux as it is essential for this role.


  • Linux server administration background (preferably CentOS / Red hat)
  • Shell scripting knowledge
  • Experience with administering MySQL servers
  • Knowledge of Puppet or a similar automation tool is highly beneficial
  • A willingness to be part of on-call rota one week in three


  • GitHub experience is beneficial
  • Configuring Apache and Nginx experience
  • Server monitoring tools experience, such as Nagios
  • A good understanding of DNS.
  • Open Stack software


  • Paid on-call - very stress free on call
  • A stimulating working environment in central London
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Private health care
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days holiday leave per year plus bank holidays
  • Training and book budget
  • New office
  • Choice of hardware
  • 12 Work from home days per year
  • Season ticket loan

You will gain exposure to:

  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Hadoop
  • Presto
  • Java
  • Go
  • PHP

Part of this role involves participating in their on-call rota, which you would typically be on once every three weeks. There is extra pay for any days you are on-call, even if you aren't called out.

Linux System Administrator - Scripting - Award Winning Co.

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Updated: Mon May 25 2020 01:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)