Senior Linux Engineer

Senior Linux Engineer

UKFast Campus, Manchester, M15 5QJ

Are you a Linux Engineer that enjoys working with cutting edge open source technology? Would you like access to an amazing range of technologies and various hardware (Dell, HP and Cisco)? Are you passionate about Linux software and looking to develop your skills further? Would you like the opportunity to work for the most successful cloud and hosting provider in the UK? If so, we have an outstanding opportunity for you at UKFast!

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What’s the role all about?

As a Senior Linux Engineer at UKFast you will have the opportunity to work with some of the internet’s most exciting businesses on a day to day basis. The role will be focussed on supporting UKFasts largest clients through troubleshooting, monitoring and enhancing their solutions. The supported services include Linux (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, SUSE), virtualisation (VMWare, Hyper-V, Openstack), along with a raft of core internet technologies (web servers, load balancers, WAFs, database servers etc).

What will my responsibilities be?

  • Delivering excellent customer service to UKFast’s largest clients
  • Diagnosing and resolving complex customer issues within the defined SLAs
  • Providing analysis and advice to clients regarding improving their solutions
  • Support of internal infrastructure
  • Escalation point for more junior teams

What skills do I need to have?


  • Core web technologies (Apache, nginx, haproxy, redis)
  • Some experience of databases (MySQL, Galera, Postgres)
  • A thorough understanding of DNS
  • A good understanding of networking
  • The ability to work well and act under pressure
  • The ability to work well within a team and share knowledge


  • Knowledge of monitoring tools (Zabbix, Grafana, telegraf, influxdb)
  • Knowledge of ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana)
  • Knowledge of load balancing
  • Knowledge of high availability (Pacemaker, Red Hat Cluster Suite)
  • Knowledge of containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Understand of Enterprise Storage Solutions (fibre, iscsi)

What's the earning potential?

We offer a salary of up to 50k depending on experience

What are my working hours?

Core working hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

The role comes with the following benefits:

  • Pension Scheme with significantly higher matched contributions
  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • A Tax paid bonuses of £1000 after 5 years, and an amazing £10,000 after 10 years with the team
  • Private BUPA healthcare cover after a years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service
  • Award-winning training and education centre with three full-time teachers who help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn
  • An extra weeks holiday the year you get married
  • Coming soon : Share Scheme - own a piece of the business you help build

We have some amazing facilities at our expanding UKFast campus including:

  • On-site gym with steam room – we also have weekly classes such as Boot Camp and Yoga
  • Sports clubs such as running, football and netball
  • Free kettle bells, pyramid, spinning classes and circuit training
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles to play
  • Free fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • A bar - free drinks on a Friday to end the week
  • Crèche on site – somewhere to play when your kids come to visit
  • A giant slide
  • Table tennis and pool tables     
  • Onsite parking
  • Quiet zones and sleeping pods
  • Future plans to have a dog kennels for dog lovers to bring their dog to work

We also have fantastic opportunities and run special events such as:

  • Cinema nights to movie premieres
  • UKFest – our incredible festival with live bands, free food and drink for the entire company, friends and family
  • Team building experiences at our Wales training centre – including climbing Snowdon
  • Regular pub quizzes with our very own quiz master - friends and family are also welcome
  • Friends and family events at Christmas
  • Family days out to Chester Zoo
  • LAN parties
  • The opportunity to go skiing in Switzerland
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