Senior Linux Systems Administrator - PostgreSQL, Scripting

Inspire People
75000.00 GBP Annual + Co Benefits
17 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Linux Systems Administrator - PostgreSQL to join a leading global technology vendor based at their UK HQ. You will play an important role in ensuring the technology stack is fit for purpose and performing optimally with zero downtime. A salary of up to GBP75k+ pa plus excellent benefits. Based in Central London.

As the Senior Linux Systems Administrator - PostgreSQL you will have experience of undertaking an array of complex software/system issues; monitoring large database environments, Linux platforms and server farms based in multiple locations globally. Responding to and safeguarding the reliability and availability of services within a global high availability, on-line or digital organisation.

The Senior Linux Systems Administrator - PostgreSQL duties includes:

  • Running/monitoring large farm of Servers within a global production environment dealing with design issues, troubleshooting, performance analysis, capacity planning, networking and assessing application behaviour.
  • Tweaking Router/switch configurations, architecting/writing moderately sized tools, crafting SQL queries.
  • Linux engineering and systems administration with the focus on solving challenging problems with scalable, well-designed and sustainable solutions.

The Senior Linux Systems Administrator essential skills & expertise:

  • In-depth knowledge in LinuxOps and Systems Administration which will include troubleshooting and configuration; also hands-on performance tuning of LinuxOS (CentOS) to identify bottlenecks such as memory, CPU, disk I/O and network issues.
  • Expert in PostgreSQL database administration (troubleshooting, optimisation, performance tuning).
  • Solid Scripting in either Ruby, Python, Php or Perl is essential; administering Java based applications would be greatly appreciated.
  • Experienced in using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Cfengine or Mcollective for configuration management of large server farms along and hands on open source monitoring using Nagios, Zabbix, Zenos and Munin.
  • Hands on automated provisioning of server farms using tools such as Cobbler or Kickstart.
  • A strong understanding of IP Networking (OSI stack) as well as analysing the performance, behaviour application issues using standard tools.
  • Solid knowledge of Internet protocols such as SMTP, HTTP, SSH, SNMP and querying large database environments (typically hundreds of thousands of tables in a single database).

In return, you can expect to receive a competitive salary of up to GBP75,000+ pa plus an excellent benefits scheme, including:

  • 25 day's holiday
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Group pension scheme

Are you an experienced Linux Systems Administrator - PostgreSQL who is passionate about learning new technologies? Are you looking for a new challenge as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)? Then apply now in the strictest of confidence or contact Kelly at Inspire People for more information.

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