Linux Infrastructure Engineer

Linux Infrastructure Engineer

Location Up to £60,000 per annum
Job Type Contract

Job Description

Job description

My client is a specialist in the delivery of innovative technology solutions and services within the railway infrastructure.

An opportunity has arisen for a Linux Infrastructure Engineer to join the existing team and work across multiple projects for initial 4 months with a view to extend.  

Remote working, occasional travel to Scunthorpe/Liverpool.


  • Maintain and manage VMWare infrastructure to ensure stability and availability.
  • Manage and maintain virtual computing environment base on VMware and administers computer systems with windows + Linux environments.
  • Administer Linux servers for all day-to-day functions including managing DNS, storage (glusterFS), Ubuntu 20.04 OS and SQL Server databases in both development and production.
  • Diagnose system operational problems quickly and effectively
  • Automate systems administration tasks utilizing open-source configuration management tools
  • Manage and maintain backups for several systems including VMWare, VMs, operating systems, K8s and databases
  • Design, build, and maintain Linux-based services using a variety of distros including Ubuntu and Yocto
  • Work with the engineering team to define and implement best practices and standards within the organization
  • Support both on-premises and Azure cloud-based virtual machines and systems
  • Create and deploy scripts to automate clean up routines, check system space allocations and system memory usage
  • Tune operating systems and applications to increase performance and reliability of services
  • Support K8s application environment + good knowledge of container-based technologies
  • Troubleshoot issues for maintaining network and data security.
  • Install and configure DHCP, DNS, and NFS
  • Support/perform deployments to Dev, QA & production environments
  • Assist software developers + Dev Ops engineers with software builds and releases
  • Document system administration procedures for routine and complex tasks
  • Create scripts to automate jobs via cron and various scripting technologies using industry best practice techniques
  • Participate in an on-call office hours support of customer’s systems
  • Coordinate with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems


  • Good working knowledge of Linux environments (such as Ubuntu 20.04, Yocta, etc)
  • Linux Server administration
  • Automation using scripting languages (bash, shell, python, cron)
  • VMWare management
  • VM + container-based technologies
  • Working knowledge of Azure cloud, Kubernetes, SQL Server, etc beneficial


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