Infrastructure Linux/Unix Admin- Datacenter Migration

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Infrastructure Linux/Unix Admin- Datacenter Migration/Separation

Our client, a leading global supplier for IT services, requires Infrastructure Linux/Unix Administrators to be responsible for ubix/Linux technical delivery to assist in AB/AH Datacenter migration/separation based in their client's office in Nottingham, UK.

You may be able to work some days remotely.

This is a 6-Months temporary contract to start ASAP

Day rate: Competitive Market rate

Key Responsibilities


  • To work as team member to ensure technical delivery
  • To assist Hammer programme by identifying technical deliveries from the HLD.
  • To assist programme by deriving LLD (low level diagram) from HLD (High Level Diagram) shared by customer.
  • Mainly responsible for any technical delivery required for Hammer
  • To Install, configure, and maintain services such as DNS, DHCP, NFS, Apache Web Server, Samba, SSH, RPM and YUM Repository.
  • To perform standard system administration tasks such as troubleshooting and problem resolution, patching,
  • To install packages using rom and yum, drivers, software and hardware upgrades.
  • To use Puppet tool for managing system configurations, creating and push profiles to new Servers.
  • To performed automated installations of Operating System using kickstart for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/6/7.
  • To wrote Shell Scripts for various system tasks such as back-ups, collecting and sorting logs, installation and
  • To configured iptables Firewall and hardening Linux systems for system security.
  • To managed disks and file systems using LVM.
  • To administered Nagios/similar monitoring tools for Servers monitoring and incident alerts
  • To monitor performance of Servers using tools such as sar, top, free, vmstat, lostat, traceroute, eto.
  • To plan and prepare growth projections on the systems.
  • Performed troubleshooting existing user accounts, security objects and authorizations to resolve security conflicts by creating sudo rules, supporting users, setting up new accounts and password resets.
  • To get involved in dally incident management and resolved the day-to-day problems raised by the users and incidents
  • To ensure team delivers software of high quality through code reviews, test enhancements, etc.
  • To participate in the planning, design meetings, and implementation efforts.


  • Should be able to communicate in English fluently (verbal and written)
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering and proven experience in Data center Infrastructure building.
  • Should be experienced in presenting ideas, influencing, and build consensus in a group setting.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communicator with ability to work directly with key IT teams.
  • Positive can-do attitude with the ability to take ownership and resolve issues on their own accord.
  • Quality delivery, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized best practices.
  • Experience in working in multi-stakeholder including 3rd Party team
  • Flexible with the ability to deliver under high pressure.
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive.
  • A professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent communicator, influencing skills.
  • Able to communicate with all levels of management and peers within and outside of the organization.

Key Requirements


  • 8-10 years' relevant experience
  • Strong in Unix/Linux administration
  • Hands-on experience in data center infrastructure build/migration activities.
  • Expert in patching/installing OS, building new VMs, Migrating/cloning VMs from source to target DC
  • Adding/removing server resources
  • Adding/removing storages
  • Troubleshooting unreachable Servers
  • Installation of software/product on Linux/Unix flavors
  • Expertise in capacity planning
  • Ability to write up LLD (Low level Diagram) from HLD (High Level diagram)
  • Basic Networking abilities, network troubleshooting, problem resolution

Good knowledge on below technologies

    • Shell Scripting
    • Bulk installation through Scripting
    • Monitoring Servers using tools


  • Knowledge of Retail business domain
  • Knowledge on Windows & Linux Server Administration

Knowledge of following tools

    • Zerto
    • Platespin
    • Tanium
    • TAIM
    • Citrix
    • ILMT

Person Specification

With Client

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationship with customer stakeholders

With Line Manager/Senior Stakeholders

  • Regular contact with Line Manager/Senior Stakeholders to update and appraise on DevOps implementation and future road map across IT landscape.

With Offshore Teams

  • Regular contact required with Offshore teams as and when required to assist them on resolution of issues and blockers

With Peers

  • Develop positive relationships with other business partners, both internal and external, ensuring best practice advice is shared and maximum efficiency achieved.

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6 months
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