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Sarah UKFast | Account Manager

Linux Engineer

What’s the role all about?

Do you have a huge passion for technology and enjoy troubleshooting and fixing issues? If so, then we may have a place for you at UKFast!

Working with our existing Linux support team, we are looking for an Engineer with a strong attention to detail, high standards and a can-do attitude.

Being passionate about what you do is a pre-requisite along with an ability to multi-task, prioritise and be able to work on your own initiative.

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What will my responsibilities be?

  • Assisting with and maintaining customer solutions
  • Helping with server setup, configuration and support
  • Advising with client issues
  • Developing new products

What skills do I need to have?

  • Experience building, installing and supporting Linux server(s). Ideally Red Hat/Debian based distributions
  • Excellent customer service skills with working experience
  • Experience of Linux systems in a networking environment

We’re more than happy to train an enthusiastic individual, but it would be desirable if you had the following:

  • Experience of Linux systems administration in a hosting environment
  • Experience installing, configuring and supporting Apache/NGiNX, MySQL/PostgreSQL, FTP and Mail      Servers
  • Exposure to diagnosing various server issues using standard open source tools
  • Exposure to command line scripting
  • Experience using Linux control panels, such as cPanel or Plesk
  • Exposure to programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, HTML and SQL
  • Qualification/certification to RHCT/RHCSA/LPIC-1 is desirable

What’s the earning potential?

  • A salary of £24-35k dependant on experience
  • An additional shift allowance during 12 hour shifts

What are my working hours?

This role will cover a shift pattern to include 5 days covering shifts of 8-5, 9-6 or 11-8 between Monday-Sunday. Typically weekend shifts are on a 1 in 5 rotation. This role also covers night shifts, on a cover only basis to cover holidays and sickness.

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

If this sounds like the place for you - Apply Now! Fill in the form below, we look forward to hearing from you!