Linux System Administrator

Linux Systems Administrator




Do you enjoy 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 may have a place for you at UKFast as a Linux System Administrator!

UKFast is one of the UK’s leading cloud, managed hosting and colocation providers, supplying dedicated server hosting, critical application hosting, and cloud hosting solutions. We fully-own, manage and operate our carbon and carrier-neutral data centre complex, which offers over 30,000sq ft of enterprise-grade facilities for collocating your IT equipment.

Dedicated to continuous innovation and providing world-class solutions, we transform our customers businesses by using cutting-edge technology combined with incredible connectivity and award winning customer service and support.

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What’s the role all about?

Working as a Linux System Administrator 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 UKFast’s largest clients through troubleshooting, monitoring and enhancing their solutions. Working with our existing Linux support team, we are looking for a Linux System Administrator 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.

What will my responsibilities be?

  • Assisting with and maintaining customer solutions
  • Providing 1st class customer service via calls, emails and ticketing system
  • 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

Who are our partners?

  • UKFast are on the board of advisors for Intel, Citrix and VMWare - We are asked to contribute to how the products develop.
  • VMWare Premier Cloud Provider partner - Launch partner for VMWare’s Project Pacific
  • Global beta testers for HPE and their 3Par arrays – Launch partner for their latest arrays.  
  • Microsoft Gold partner
  • Red Hat Advanced business partner
  • LPI Approved Training Partner
  • Cisco Master Service Provider


  • What benefits do we offer?

    • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
    • Private health insurance after one 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 four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
    • An extra week’s holiday the year you get married.

    What’s available at the UKFast campus?

    • Pearson Vue test centre, sit your exams (Microsoft, RHEL, VMWare, Cisco, LPIC) and qualify in the comfort of our campus.
    • On-site gym
    • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
    • Free onsite parking
    • Table tennis and pool tables          
    • Team building experiences
    • Regular quiz nights and LAN parties
    • Family days out and cinema nights
    • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
    • UKFast has an active and engaged LGBTQ community with group events and educational sessions arranged regularly
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