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Work with IT Ops team to manage and maintain the infrastructure of 300 – 400 servers running the following technologies:
• Linux (Ubuntu)
• Apache
• NginX
• MySql
• Puppet
• VMWare
• SAN(Netapp, 3PAR)
• TCPIPNetworking (Cisco switches, routers)
• CiscoFirewalls
Desired Skills & Experience
• Highly proficient with Linux in a web server environment
• Understanding of at least one development language
• Proven track record implementing and maintaining a configuration management system like Puppet or similar for a large serverbase
• Understanding of technologies required to build a scalable infrastructure
• Experience managing and maintaining large amounts of servers (200+)
• Scripting
• Exposure to virtualisation technologies such asVMware, Xen or KVM etc.
• Exposure to SAN technologies such as NetApp and3PAR
• Deep technical understanding of Linux internals
Desirable skills:
• Exposure to cloud based infrastructure offerings such as EC2, S3 or Slicehost
• Experience with Ruby, Python, Java or C

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

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Job Title Systems Administrator
Location London
Role Responsibilities We are looking for a Systems Administrator to be based at our central London office, whose objectives are to ensure maximum server and related storage availability, performance, and also to support both external and internal customers.
The primary responsibility of the Systems Administrator is the day-to-day operation of server and storage infrastructure, which is a multiple vendor environment to include; HP, Redhat / RHEL, VMWare and EMC.
Other responsibilities:
• Administrator and maintain all internal operational support systems and infrastructure services such as; web / email services, DNS, authentication servers and other related operational tools
• Ensure maximum systems, storage & services availability through proactive maintenance, monitoring, and subsequent alerting
• Respond rapidly by identifying and resolving any application, database or operating systems related faults
• Manage, troubleshoot and optimise Unix (mainly Linux) servers, storage and related network components
• Provide 3rd line support to the Client Support Group for remote and wireless equipment, work with partners and vendors to resolve any equipment or service issues
• Execute routine system and storage management tasks; to include scheduled changes, executing incident escalation, status or issue reporting
• Preparation of reports on areas of Unix and Database operation to include inventory, utilization and accounting reports.
• Documentation of designs, configurations and procedures for system and storage administration
• Contribute to the design, scope and systems implementation of new solutions for upcoming projects
• Support day-to-day service operation and planning tasks

Skills Required In addition to the list skills and experiences required to meet the Role Responsibilities, the applicant will need to have the following:
• B.Sc. Computer Science or an equivalent technical qualification
• 3+ years’ experience (commercial) of Linux Administration
• 2+ years’ experience of both Server and Storage virtualisation
• 2+ years’ experience of shell scripting (Perl, Python, Bash etc)
• Possess solid monitoring, automation and configuration management
• Knowledge of commands, utilities and concepts such as; Apache, FTP, SMTP, IMAP, POP, SSH, basic permissions, Conf files / Cron Tasks
• The capability and willingness to work occasional long hours and/or under pressure
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Fluent in English – excellent oral and written skills

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

The role:
The person will provide support for the daily operational activities within the Unix and VMware related environments and where required provide support and advice to project related activities.
The post will report directly into the Unix Team Lead and will be based in London.
The Person:
You will need a proven track record within a third line support team and be able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, as well as excellent problem solving capability. In addition the following skill sets will be sought:
• Extremely organised with a keen eye for detail;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Strong interpersonal and consultative skills;
• Able to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
• Able to work to tight time-scales;
• Highly self-motivated;
• Exceptional customer service;
• Analytical and methodical in approach to troubleshooting;
• Able to work with other Infrastructure Teams and team members;
Education/qualifications:
• Degree qualified desirable
• Red Hat Certificated Engineer (RHCE) desirable
• VMware Certified Professional desirable
Work experience:
• 3-5 plus years experience working with Unix related technologies at an enterprise level
Desirable technical skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6
• Good knowledge of enterprise storage technologies (SAN, NFS, RAID)
• Good scripting/programming ability including Perl, Shell and PHP
• Good knowledge of OS deployment technologies including Kickstart
• Good knowledge of enterprise class server hardware including HP, and Dell
• Experience with VMware vSphere 4-5 an advantage
• Solid understanding of virtualisation concepts
• Working knowledge of monitoring systems including Nagios, Cacti HP SIM
• Working knowledge of database administration including Oracle and MySQL
• Working knowledge of HTTP (Apache), Squid, SMTP (Postfix), FTP (ProFTPD), AFP (Netatalk), NFS, Samba (CIFS), DNS

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111

On behalf of my client, a very well-known Media Giant with a number of leading Digital Brands, I am looking for a Unix Team Leader / Linux Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a very friendly and leading edge technical environment. As team leader, you will take day-to-day responsibility of the Unix / Linux Administration team, related systems and play a lead role in enterprise project work.

Education/qualifications:
• Degree qualified desirable
• Red Hat Certificated Engineer (RHCE) desirable
• VMware Certified Professional desirable
Work experience:
• 5-7 plus years working with Linux, VMware and related technologies at an enterprise level
Essential technical skills:
• Excellent knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, 6 and associated technologies
• Excellent knowledge of VMware vSphere 4 .x (5.0 desirable)
Desirable technical skills:
• Good knowledge of enterprise storage technologies (SAN, NFS, ISCSI, RAID)
• Good scripting/programming ability including Perl, Shell and PHP
• Good knowledge of OS deployment technologies including Kickstart/Jumpstart
• Good knowledge of enterprise class server hardware including HP and Dell
• Good knowledge of DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, NFS
• Solid understanding of virtualisation concepts
• Working knowledge of monitoring systems including Nagios, Cacti and RRD
• Working knowledge of database administration including Oracle and MySQL
• Working knowledge of Oracle clusters using Symantec/Veritas Clustering solutions
• Working knowledge of Apache, Squid, Postfix, ProFTPD
• Experience with Solaris and Sun hardware a bonus

Please contact Peter Jackson – pj@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111