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  • Administration, maintenance and monitoring of remote servers (Linux)
  • Responsibility for smooth running of web and email services.
  • Research and development of new systems.
  • Out of hours maintenance work
  • On-call emergency response and recovery of servers
  • 3rd line user support.
  • Support/maintenance of office/staff systems
    (Windows/Mac/Linux desktops and laptops, Linux/Windows servers)
  • Some travel required (infrequent visits to datacentres)

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Competitive salary – £30-£40k depending on experience
  • Discretionary annual company bonus based on performance
  • Medical Health Insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Long service bonus holiday allowance
  • Free parking

 Working Hours

Full Time, Permanent
9am – 5.30pm
Some flexibility

Reports to:                           

Senior System Administrator/Systems Manager

Skills Required

Must have several years’ experience in most of the following:

  • Linux server administration and CLI (pref. Ubuntu)
  • Database configuration and administration, including SQL (pref. MySQL)
  • Web server configuration and administration (pref. Apache)
  • SMTP/IMAP/POP3 server administration (pref. Postfix/Dovecot)

Highly Desirable

  • Strong scripting experience (BASH, Perl)
  • Load balancing & High availability (pref. Haproxy)
  • Configuration management & deployment (Git, Puppet)
  • Virtualisation/Containerisation (LXC, VirtualBox)
  • Windows Server/Active Directory knowledge


  • Programming experience (HTML, PHP, javascript, C/C++)
  • CISCO Switches
  • Administration experience of any of the following:


◦ Firewalls (PFSense, IPTables)

◦ GlusterFS

◦ Zabbix

◦ Samba

◦ ElasticSearch

◦ Redis

◦ RabbitMQ

  • Familiarity with cloud computing (pref. Azure)

Qualifications / Experience

  • Systems administration experience, preferably in an ISP/ESP/Datacentre environment or similar with at least several hundred users if not several thousand.
  • Ability to cope with a system architecture consisting of several servers in a High Availability configuration.
  • Very comfortable with emergency response and out of hours requirements
  • Large email server administration a big plus
  • Degree qualification desirable but not mandatory.
  • Fluent fast English required.

Character Qualities

  • Highly responsible with absolute integrity
  • Works well under pressure
  • Motivated self-starter who manages own time well
  • Communicates with people of various levels of technical proficiency
  • Good multi-tasking abilities with strong ability to quickly and correctly prioritise tasks in complex situations
  • Learns quickly with a high level of interest in the industry to keep up with rapidly changing technological developments.

 Interview Process:

Technical task to be completed prior to face-to-face interview.

To apply please email your CV & Cover Letter to