Senior Linux Systems Administrator for Cloud Start-up in Bristol

Senior Linux Engineer / Linux Systems Administrator – RedHat Linux (RHEL), Chef, MySQL 
Brilliant Established Tech Start-Up 
Amazon AWS | Cloud Infrastructure | SaaS Product 
Based in Central Bristol 
£40k – £50k + benefits 


The Company & Role
Working for a brilliant, established tech start-up, the Senior Linux Systems Administrator will help design and maintain an infrastructure that delivers a cutting-edge, enterprise SaaS product. You’ll get to work with a complex, distributed server infrastructure that spans multiple data centres globally and runs many-thousand MySQL database instances.

You will call on all your Linux skills to maintain and optimise servers running the RedHat Linux family (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora) and master modern configuration management tools, specifically Chef (bonus points if you have ever written a Chef Cookbook).

Person Spec 

Essential Skills

• Expert administration skills in Linux RedHat family (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora)
• Good understanding of administering and tuning databases (Ideally MySQL v5 or above)
• Experience of modern configuration management tools e.g. Chef or Puppet
• Sound knowledge of networking, infrastructure hardware, protocols and components
• Experience of working alongside an Agile Development team and on a high-volume, high availability system, is preferred

Desirable Skills

• Proven experience of using cloud and virtualisation technologies e.g. Amazon EC2 / AWS / S3 and VMware
• Expert knowledge of configuration management and automation using Chef, making changes to a distributed system in an orchestrated way
• Knowledge or appreciation of DevOps e.g. build, release and continuous integration / continuous deployment tooling
• Previous experience of working in an Agile / Scrum / Kanban development environment
• Specialist skills in MySQL database maintenance, development and tuning
• Guru level server admin skills across the Linux RedHat family (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora)
• Any coding / scripting skills in Bash, Ruby, Java or PHP

The broader technical stack includes: Linux (RedHat/Amazon/CentOS/RHEL), MySQL 5.x, Amazon AWS/EC2/RDS/Cloudfront/S3/VPC, Java 7, Tomcat 7, PHP 5.x, ActiveMQ, Hazelcast, Chef, Ruby, Groovy, VMWare ESI

The Package 

Location: Central Bristol
Basic salary: £40k – £50k (if your salary expectations exceed this level, please get in touch for a conversation in confidence – there may be some flexibility for an awesome candidate)
Benefits: Pension, Health, Dental, Professional Training Budget, 24 days holiday

If you are a talented Senior Linux Engineer / Linux Systems Administrator, please apply now with a recent CV for further details.


My details:

matthewhyatt [at] peoplesource [dot] co [dot] uk

Tel: 01179 22 7000