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The Role

Are you currently bored dealing with the same products and systems every day? Do you want to be hands-on with large scale, global, hosting platforms, working as part of Europe’s #1 Hosting Provider?

The Systems Operations team is a small, empowered team, working on key platforms in the UK and Europe. You will be part of a dynamic team resolving issues and finding their root causes by the simplest paths while also being enabled to develop and improve the systems operating in the UK and across the wider European group.

We are looking for individuals who love to learn, are technically confident and enjoy facilitating team collaboration whilst shaping, growing and improving our technology ecosystems.

The Junior Linux Systems Operations Engineer may need to work within an on-call rota providing out of hours support when required.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Act as a technical escalation point for the team on customer issues and enquiries
  • Act as a technical escalation point for the team on issues that have been highlighted through the monitoring of the infrastructure and services
  • Work with other members of the team to build, maintain and operate major Linux platforms

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Be from a 3rd Line Support or Operations background
  • Be a passionate technologist with an interest in Linux
  • Be confident in using command line tools
  • Be an excellent trouble-shooter – looking to continuously improve the systems you work on
  • Love a challenge and be looking for a dynamic environment where you will work on a broad set of technologies and can make a real difference
  • Have a passion for Open Source software

Skills and experience

Key technologies used at Fashosts:

  • CentOS, Redhat, Debian Linux Operating Systems
  • Git, Ansible, Puppet
  • Apache/NGINX web server administration
  • Postfix/Dovecot mail server administration
  • Scripting – Bash, Python, Perl
  • MySQL/MariaDB databases
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift
  • Ceph storage

Experience of these technologies is advantageous, but not all are required. Training will be provided where needed. You will be required to use the command line, so you should have experience working with the terminal in a Linux or Unix based Operating System.

We offer you:

  • 27 days annual leave
  • Generous training opportunities tailored to your career goals
  • Opportunities to visit the best industry conferences across Europe
  • Free parking close to our offices in a vibrant city centre location
  • Contributory pension scheme, Bupa health care, Cycle to work scheme & other benefits
  • Free soft drinks, newspapers, fruit and computer games available in our break rooms.
  • Excellent coffee!
  • Great social activities: summer and Christmas parties, fitness groups, running teams, and many more.
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