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Linux Administrator Job Description

Job Overview
To be responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of all Linux systems.

Duties and responsibilities
- To perform daily administration activities for all company Linux servers
- Installation of all new servers
- To perform system backups
- Monitor patch releases and develop patch installation strategies
- Test, debug and document software developed both internally and externally
- Monitor and maintain network server and database performance levels
- To help develop strategies to improve availability and utilisation f Linux environments
- Maintain and continually update network system security to provide for latest protection against viruses and other types of network vulnerabilities
- To provide out of hours on-call support where necessary

Skills / Attributes Required
- Previous support experience within a Linux / UNIX environment
- Experience of installing and configuring new hardware and software
- Basic knowledge of networking, firewalls, routers and switches
- Knowledge of Perl or similar scripting language
- Database Administration experience (SQL / MySQL)
- Previous experience running Apache / Tomcat
- Ability to work within a fast paced environment, whilst maintaining a good quality of work
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Any experience with SAN / NAS technology would be desirable, but is not essential

Typical Salary Range: £35,000 to £50,000