Linux System Engineer

Location London
Discipline: SAAS
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £DOE
Job ref: 49

Our client is a market leader among global exchange operators with expertise to drive the global marketplace forward through product innovation and trading solutions and they are looking for a Linux System Engineerto join their expanding team in London.


  • The successful candidate will be a member of the London infrastructure team that is responsible for administering, maintaining, and supporting Linux and storage systems.

  • The primary responsibility is for London based systems; however, the role is also part a global Linux team and will work very closely with US colleagues to ensure all work is done in a globally consistent manner

Role & Responsibilities:

  • All operational duties both first and second line including working shift hours between 7am-6pm

  • All systems administration tasks on the Linux estate

  • Hardware administration of Linux servers

  • Administer storage solutions for both production, archive and corporate systems

  • Administer, maintain and enhance monitoring & management tools



  • Advanced knowledge of Linux, particularly RHEL

  • Experience of working practices required for a mission critical, zero downtime environment

  • Good knowledge of server hardware

  • Strong scripting skills with the ability to automate monitoring and management

  • Experience of configuration management (Salt build RPMs, deploy updates)

  • Experience with performance management tools

  • Highly methodical and analytical approach to problem solving

  • Dedication to quality and attention to detail

  • Team player, builds positive relationships at all levels both locally and globally

  • Able to work remotely for support and change implementation


  • Advanced knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Experience with virtualisation technology

  • Good networking and security competence