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Linux System Administrator

Contract Type
Banking & Finance, IT
Up to £50,500 per annum depending on experience, plus amazing benefits
Expiry Date
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Job Description

We are working hard to offer a real alternative to banking, one which makes ‘everyone better off’, offering good value for customers, making a positive impact on the world around us and delivering fair profit.

Like all Virgin companies, Virgin Money was launched to give customers a better deal. In today’s busy world our customers tell us why they choose to deal with Virgin rather than anyone else. Our customers love the personalised and special service they receive from us.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Linux System Administrator to be jointly responsible for delivering, maintaining and managing the server infrastructure and storage platforms for the business. The server platform is primarily x86 server hardware, VMware vSphere virtualization and Linux. Additional tools including Satellite, Puppet, Foreman, and Nagios are used to provide a high level of automation and agility. Reporting to the Platform Management Team Lead within the IT and Change area, you will develop strong relationships with fellow Systems Administrators, other technical specialists and the operational support teams.

You will show substantial experience of designing, building, and supporting complex Linux based systems and have clear evidence of providing 3rd line operation support in a 24x7 Environment. A flexible approach is a must as there will a requirement to cover some out of hours and occasional weekend work.

Now here comes the technical stuff:

  • Strong Redhat skills, with experience in Satellite and associated system management tools.
  • Good working knowledge of standard Linux tools, scripting languages (Ruby, Bash, Perl, or Python)
  • Good understanding and hands-on experience of VMware.
  • Experience of LDAP and Linux Active Directory integration.
  • Experience of setting up, configuring and maintaining a range of common Linux/Unix server applications, particularly Apache, Samba, Nagios, Tomcat and JBoss.
  • Understanding of IP networking and common protocols such as FTP, HTTP and SSH, and understanding of network security practices including the use of VPNs, ACLs and firewalls.

Interested? Click on ‘Apply’ below and get your journey started.

Our aim is to nurture a skilled, diverse and committed workforce where every individual regardless of background canshare our purpose, reach their potential and be rewarded appropriately for their contribution to our success. We’re also happy to talk flexible working with you.

Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Salary: Up to £50,500 per annum depending on experience, plus amazing benefits

Please note, if successful you will be subject to a satisfactory credit and criminal records check as part of our recruitment process.