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Senior Systems Engineer - IOG - Sutton

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Business Information
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Senior Systems Engineer - Reed Business Information - Sutton


The Infrastructure Platform team manage Data Centres, operating systems, virtualisation and SAN & Storage platforms. We are seeking an experienced Linux administrator to manage a large and dispersed environment, ideally with some virtualisation and/or SAN experience. The role requires someone to manage the end-to-end deployment of Linux systems - design, deployment, configuration management, monitoring & support.
Requirements for the position


The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision. They must be willing to cross train in all team functional areas. They must be a self-starter, look to own key operational systems and continually advance and develop processes, procedures & documentation. They may be required to coach other members of the team in their specialist discipline. The candidate should have strong experience with a 24 x 7 Production Environment. They must be accessible and available on an on-call basis.
Essential Skills:


- Demonstrable enterprise Linux administration
- Proven scripting experience: Bash shell + Perl or equivalent
- Experience of Open source management tools, i.e. Nagios, Prometheus, Grafana, Git, Ansible
- Good knowledge of Linux services, i.e. Samba, NFS, SFTP, PGP Encryption
- Experience in Architectural design and project delivery
- Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP and networking technologies
- Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
- Excellent communication skills




- VMware vSphere, ESX, Site Recovery Manager
- Open-source server virtualization
- Application containerisation
- RHN Satellite/Spacewalk and kickstart deployments
- SAN/NAS protocols and features, FC, iSCSI, CIFS, NFS, replication, snapshots
- Experience working in Production Oracle environments
- Exposure to Cloud providers AWS, Azure
- Data Centre management, server racking, network patching


Personal Skills Required


Strong inter-personal and communication skills and comfortable in a culturally diverse working environment; ability to interact positively with management. Independent problem solving skills; self-motivated. Ability to multi-task and perform in SLA pressure situations. Ability to work within a call management system to handle daily tasks.
Educational requirements to the position:


- RHCE or equivalent
- Bachelor’s degree preferred


About Reed Business Information


Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.



RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


RBI General Benefits Package:


RBI pays competitive salaries and has a comprehensive set of benefits.



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