Unix Server and Storage Services Support Engineer

  • location

    City of London, London

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  • salary:

    Up to £70000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Agata Borek

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  • published:

    over 2 years ago

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Overall Purpose of Role

This role is to provide production support for a Linux estate in excess of 700 systems running RHEL v6 & v7 on various physical servers and virtual machines running on VMware.

The successful candidate will also be providing support to the Storage environment which is a NetApp Cluster ONTAP v9 providing SAN, NFS and CIFS network storage to the Unix and Wintel estate. You will also provide support to the NetBackup infrastructure and OP5 monitoring systems.


  • All aspects of routine Linux system administration.
  • Ensuring all Linux and Storage systems meet their SLAs for availability and performance.
  • Investigation and timely resolution of problems on Linux servers and NetApp storage.
  • Ensuring system backups complete and performing ad-hoc restores.
  • Preforming security and maintenance patching and major system updates (weekend work required for Production systems).
  • Working closely with the Engineering team to help build and deliver new systems.
  • Providing technical expertise to other teams.
  • Being part of a 24x7 on-call rota for Unix and Storage (currently 1 week in 3).
  • Participate with other team members to ensure onsite presence is maintained between 07:00 and 18:00 by working early or late starts Monday to Friday.

Required Knowledge and Level of Experience

  • 5+ years of Linux support including strong, recent experience of supporting Red Hat Linux (v6 & 7).
  • Experience of NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP v9.
  • Any experience of Red Hat Satellite v6.
  • Any experience of Container technologies, e.g. RedHat OpenShift, OpenStack, Kubernetes.
  • Any experience of Ansible/Ansible Tower.
  • Any experience of Veritas NetBackup v8.
  • Any experience of Nagios/OP5 monitoring.
  • Knowledge of SAN Fabric configuration.