Hybrid UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator – NECSWS – Hartlepool


Company Description

Come join us and make a difference in the world!

We’re NEC Software Solutions (part of global tech giant NEC Corporation). While you read this ad, our software is helping to dispatch ambulances, support families, keep trains on the move, locate missing people and even test the hearing of newborn babies.

Working with us, you’ll be helping our 3,000+ employees push the boundaries of what’s possible and support amazing public services.

We work with governments, hospitals, police forces, housing providers, local authorities and more. We help them pay financial support faster, speed up treatments for patients and respond to emergencies in the right way. The more we do, the more our customers can do for others. And together, we make a world of difference.

We’d love your help. And we’ll support you all the way.

Discover more at www.necsws.com

Job Description

Please Note – This role can be based at any of our main offices on a hybrid basis (2-3 days/week in office):

  • Hartlepool 
  • Alderley Edge
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Bracknell

Working as part of a growing team to provide technical expertise and support on UNIX/Linux servers for internal and customer systems. Work closely with the team to ensure effective delivery of UNIX/Linux related projects for existing and new customers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operating system and software administration, fault analysis and remediation on Advanced and client equipment across multiple UNIX & Linux operating systems and versions including but not limited to RHEL, CentOS, Solaris & Ubuntu
  • Support the Pre-Sales & Sales teams to develop client solutions using suitable technology.
  • Support the Problem, Change Project team in the onboarding of new customers and new solutions for existing customers. This will involve taking a project from a design phase all the way through build to delivery and ongoing support.
  • Controlled build, reconfiguration or upgrade work carried out under strict change control procedures.
  • Creation, testing and maintenance of systems configuration and procedural documentation.
  • Participate in the Advanced 24×7 on-call support rota.
  •  Application of OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis,
  • Upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Conduct root cause problem investigations for infrastructure and application issues.
  • Use of configuration management tools to ensure access and security across the managed estate.
  • When required visit client sites for meetings or to resolve issues.




    The ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

    • Proven experience of working as a UNIX/Linux Engineer in large and complex environments.
    • The ability to manage complex and large-scale technical solutions.
    • Excellent problem solving capabilities;
    • The ability to work independently as well as part of team.
    • Excellent organisation skills e.g. ability to prioritise and multi task, lead technical projects, and complete the project within defined timescales.
    • A good decision maker and diligent in the execution of tasks.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • A willingness to learn and develop personal skills.
    •  A proactive approach to work and a willingness to help others use IT effectively.
    • A willingness to mentor and teach more junior team members and assist in their development.
    • The ability to own, prioritise and be responsible for own workload.
    • Able to maintain professional standards at all times.
    • Able to comply with the provisions of ISO27001 certification and the Company Security Policy in particular relating to system and data security

    Essential Skills:

    • Degree qualified or equivalent relevant experience.
    • Strong Knowledge of Solaris 10 & 11 including virtualization with Containers/Zones and VM Server for Sparc/Logical Domains & management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
    • Strong knowledge of RHEL/CentOS 5/6/7 in an enterprise environment.
    • Knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu.
    • Knowledge of Orchestration/Configuration Management tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, or Puppet)
    • Experience managing full application stacks from the OS up through custom applications
    • Demonstrable experience in supporting and managing a large number of complex multi-server, multi-vendor, multi-technology infrastructures.
    • Experience in progressing projects from technical design all the way through to delivery.
    • Good understanding of the design and configuration of UNIX/Linux systems.
    • Experience working with 3rd party vendors.
    • Experience providing on call and out of hours support.
    • Experience with software management – installations, patching of OS/apps etc.
    • Experience with Virtualization ideally VMWare
    • Knowledge of one or more scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Ruby, Python)
    • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts and major protocols.

    Desirable Skills:

    • Experience providing systems administration in a similar Managed Services environment.
    • Experience with containerisation such as Docker or similar.
    • Experience with web technologies eg. Apache, Jboss etc.
    • An understanding of RDBMS databases particularly Oracle would be highly beneficial.
    • Experience with network security – physical and software firewalls eg IPtables or FirewallD
    • Experience with NetApp for both NAS * SAN.
    • Experience with Backup Solutions preferable HP Data Protector
    • Experience configuring and managing MTAs eg. EXIM, Sendmail, Postfix.
    • MODSC/NPPV Security Clearance

    Education / Qualifications

    • Degree or relevant experience
    • ITIL Foundation V3
    • Successful completion of CCAT online examination

    Additional Information

    We pride ourselves in offering an excellent benefits package, including an above average pension scheme. When you join the team at NEC Software Solutions, you are provided with the following:

    • Private Medical Cover funded by NEC for Employees (with the option to add family members at an additional cost) 
    • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/sell 
    • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover funded by NEC (with the option to increase cover at an additional cost)
    • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions up to a maximum of 8.5%
    • A selection of flexible benefits to suit your individual needs 

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

    All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

    NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

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