Senior UNIX / Linux Infrastructure Support Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Manchester, Greater Manchester
09 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017
Job Type
We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Unix / Linux / Infrastructure technologies professional to join a highly skilled and dynamic department based in Manchester, undertaking a mixture of infrastructure design, implementation and support for a number of our clients.

You must have recent high-level operational support experience together with an in depth knowledge and very good technical understanding of HPUX, RHEL, HPIVM and associated technologies. You must also be willing to train / cross skill in Storage and Blade technologies.

The role requires a highly motivated, customer-facing individual with strong analytical troubleshooting, excellent communication (verbal and written) and organisation skills. The ideal candidate will have highly relevant industry experience with a proven track record in a similar role.

The working hours will predominantly be core Mon-Fri office hours however you will be expected to routinely participate in out of hours scheduled activities and will also potentially be required to join 24x7 callout operated on a rota basis.

Key Responsibilities -

*Support of Itanium Architecture on HPUX
*To challenge existing working practices and to make recommendations as to how current processes and technical solutions can be simplified and/or improved in the area of network.
*To recommend how emerging UNIX related technologies could be implemented to effectively enhance the EIS service offering.
*Create and maintain technical documentation to support technical solutions and initiatives.
*Provide technical knowledge for UNIX technologies support.
*Make strong contribution as to how best practices associated within UNIX and heterogeneous environments should be implemented.
*As required, participate in the Team 24/7 callout rota, provide out of hours engineering support and to cover sickness and holidays of other team members where needed.

Essential Skills -

*Very strong hands on production experience of at least two commercial UNIX flavours (one can be Linux based, such as Redhat, Suse or Centos)
In-depth knowledge of the hardware and connectivity (storage, networks) on which Enterprise UNIX systems are built is essential.
*Excellent interpersonal and customer facing skills
*Good written and verbal communication skills

Design, Implementation and support skills in the following technologies:

*Linux (RHEL)
*Virtualised HPUX environments

Desirable Skills -

*Scripting skills (Bash, Ksh, Posix, awk, sed, perl, python)
*Hardware exposure (H.P. 9000, Sun Sparc, x86, Itanium)
*Storage experience (H.P. EVA, H.P. MSA, other external SAN based storage providers)
*Networking knowledge (IP subnetting, Network teaming, multi-homed server configurations)
*Microsoft Server

This is an excellent opportunity to join our client and as an employee you will gain access to a large library of training courses and accreditations to help further your skills and development.

We also offer an excellent benefits package including personal pension plan, and various other flexible benefits including private medical cover, life insurance, and flexible holiday to name a few.

We operate a 37.5 hour working week (with an additional 45 mins per day lunch break) After a suitable period of training and familiarisation the candidate will be expected to join a 24x7 callout rota for which they will be paid an equivalent uplift of approx 22.5% which also carries uplifted overtime rates for any callout events.

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