Senior Linux Infrastructure Engineer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Feb 2023

This new full -time post is available immediately on a permanent basis and offers the opportunity for hybrid working.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We have recently opened a number of new and exciting opportunities in our IT and Digital function.

The university is developing a new ten-year strategy where digital ways of working will be central to delivering our vision and goals. The digital transformation will impact profoundly on our workplace design, the skills we develop, the way our students learn, and the way we work and collaborate, and we want to ensure that this transformation has our staff and students at its heart. We are investing in digital technology and skills development to strengthen our education, research, and partnerships, and to meet the needs of our community.

Exeter IT & Digital is central to all of this, and we are looking for people to join us who want to be part of this major transformation and part of changing the way we work and the way our students learn.

Why our staff love working here 

  • Flexible working  opportunities
  • 39-41 days annual leave  (including bank holidays)
  • Full university USS pension scheme – Over 21.4% employer contributions!
  • Access to the latest technologies and platforms
  • We'll take your personal and professional development very seriously and we’ll empower you to keep developing your expert skills
  • Actively inclusive  organisation ensuring equality and fairness for all
  • Leading parental leave  initiatives
  • Sustainability  and the environment being at the heart of what we do
  • Beautiful campus environment
  • Inspiring research  that really makes a difference to the world

The role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking, IT department. This is a technical role, focused on ensuring the smooth running of the Linux servers at the Institution. The successful candidate will be experienced and have strong Linux administration skills.

The role will involve: 

  • Managing the institution’s Linux estate ensuring it delivers a reliable, secure platform to deliver services from.
  • Supporting IT Development processes in the provision of new services.
  • Providing input on Technical Architecture to continuously improve all elements of the IT Infrastructure.
  • Undertaking proactive monitoring and analysis, resolving problems, and escalating as appropriate.
  • Capacity management.

Key technical skills: 

  • Experience managing Linux servers in an enterprise environment, particularly Redhat and CentOS distributions.
  • An understanding of technologies used to maintain, secure, and monitor a Linux Environment such as syslog, spacewalk, LDAP and SSL.
  • Experience managing and configuring Apache web servers.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing disaster recovery, data protection and high availability features of the Linux operating system.
  • Strong experience in a technical support and implementation role, with experience providing 3rd level support in a similar field.
  • Experience of Linux scripting including Perl, Bash and Ansible.
  • An understanding of storage technologies and their associated performance.
  • Knowledge of Oracle databases and their setup.
  • In depth understanding of VMWare VSphere and its features such as HA, DRS and FT.

 The Infrastructure team will flex in size depending on demand.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For further information, please contact Mark Ottman, email . 

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