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Systems Administrator

Cardiff - On Application


This well-established hi tech company who work in such diverse areas as mobile phones, to surveillance tools to solar cooking and power generation are now seeking a number of Systems Administrators to join their expanding team.

They are currently working on a number of major comms infrastructure projects overseas and they are seeking to recruit a number of people to design, deploy and manage these projects and technology.

So, in this case, they are looking to recruit a number of Systems Administrators to be based in the UK but with regular overseas deployment.

You will be working as part of the design and deployment team but will work alongside an electronic design engineering and software development team, plus QA.

The Systems Administrator reports to a team manager, but there is the possibility to move up into a team leader role in the longer term. There is also the possibility to move into a support and training role in training and supporting their overseas foreign teams.
Must be prepared to participate in on-call rota for out of hours support.Salary is proportional to experience and the flexibility of your skill-set.

Therefore, to be eligible for this role you will need the following key skills and abilities:

  • Linux (or UNIX) system administration - Centos, Red Hat, AWS AMI, Ubuntu
  • Server hardware installation
  • Good bash shell scripting
  • Cloud Computing experience - AWS (EC2, RDS, S3 etc) and/or Google Cloud
  • Web server administration - primarily Apache & Nginx. Database administration - Postgres & MySQL. E-mail server administration - Postfix/Cyrus, GSuite
  • Server monitoring software
  • Firewalls – IP tables, AWS security groups etc
  • Load Balancing
  • Building software from source packages
  • DNS (bind & Route53), SSL
  • Familiarity with backup procedures and best practice

As well as Network administration covering

  • Cisco IOS, Cisco switch management, Cisco PIX/ASA management, Cisco IPSEC based VPNs
  • LAN/WAN routing, Packet tracing using tcpdump / wireshark
  • Software version control systems - RCS, CVS, SVN, Git, Bamboo
  • Familiarity with software release processes - dev-test-live
  • Additional experience which would be beneficial
  • PHP, Perl, Python scripting or any other programming languages, WordPress, Streaming servers - Wowza & VLC
  • Familiarity with VMs, containers, docker etc.

As stated, there may be overseas travel, however, none of this travel is in high risk arenas and all costs and expenses will be covered by my client.

In return they are offering an exceptional salary package, as well as the ability to join a company that is experiencing sustained period of high growth and development, and my client views these posts as the first step into the company for longer term development and promotion.