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London, Gatwick - £382.50 per Day Contract Posted: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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Unix/Linux Systems Administrator, Solaris 10/11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/7, RHEL

To manage, maintain and support company's customers test and production systems on the Unix and Linux platform.


  • Maintaining an estate of Unix and Linux Servers running mission critical customer applications.
  • Systems Administration of Unix and Linux systems.
  • Design, planning, configuration, support, testing and documentation of Unix and Linux systems.
  • Design, planning, configuration, support, testing and documentation of backup, archive and restore using tools such as Veritas Netbackup.
  • Design, planning, configuration, support, testing and documentation of SAN systems, disk layout and configurations.
  • Disaster recovery and Business Continuity design, planning and testing.
  • Provide input to bids and proposals and obtain quotes from suppliers to be used as input for bids. Produce detailed estimates and technical specifications for proposals and budgeting purposes.
  • Perform benchmarking of applications on Unix and Linux based systems.
  • Perform day to day system administration (such as user creation, disk configuration, troubleshooting, etc).
  • Storage management using tools such as ZFS or LVM.
  • Providing 3rd line support, including out of hours support, to critical incidents and participation in on-call IT support rota.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot production faults and determine the most effective course as a subject matter expert in an expedited manner.
  • Work to ITIL best practice service support and change management processes.
  • Providing support to the application support teams and DBAs.
  • Implementing server hardening standards as advised by Information Security team.
  • Carry out patching of Servers in both test and production environments, to ensure that security vulnerabilities are fixed.
  • Assemble server hardware when required.
  • Maintain register of IT assets.
  • Comply with Quality Management System.
  • Comply with Occupational Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures.
  • Comply with security in accordance with established policies and procedures of the organization.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor/manager from time to time, as may be reasonably required of them.


Essential relevant and recent experience at an appropriate level in either:

Solaris 10 or 11 Systems Administration


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

It is essential that the employee develops skills and experience at an appropriate level in each of the above. Training can be provided in either Solaris or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Ideally relevant and recent experience at an appropriate level in:

  • Solaris Zones and LDOMs
  • Solaris ZFS
  • Sun/Oracle SPARC based hardware
  • Red Hat Satellite Server
  • Red Hat Logical Volume Manager
  • Red Hat GlusterFS
  • CentOS Spacewalk
  • HP Blade hardware
  • VMWare
  • Sun/Oracle 6000 series storage
  • Oracle/Pillar Axiom 600 series storage
  • EMC VMAX3 series storage
  • Oracle ZFS Appliance series storage
  • EMC Datadomain storage
  • Sun/Oracle StorageTek Tape Libraries
  • Fibre channel networks/zoning (preferably Brocade)
  • Veritas Cluster Server
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • Veritas Storage Foundation
  • Centrify/AD Integration for Unix and Linux
  • Unix Bourne & Korn Shell Scripting, Perl, AWK



  • A pass in GCSE Mathematics and English Language or equivalent.
  • A good level of further education.
  • Formal Unix administration training.


  • Oracle Certified Associate or Oracle Certified Professional in Solaris.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator or a Red Hat Certified Engineer.
  • A university degree in a numerate subject (eg Computer Science, maths, engineering, natural science).
  • A computer science qualification.

London, Gatwick, UK
6 months
£382.50 per Day
Tiger Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Payman Fathi 
13/06/2018 19:35:07

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