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Linux Administrator

Job Title: Linux Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RUB005
Contact Name: Neville Whitehouse
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 27, 2018 11:43

Job Description

This role should be primarily desk based however there will be a requirement to go to site occasionally but

  • The role will not be required to move cabinets
  • Not be expected to install on their own, only help with stuff like router setup if this is on the customer network.
  • If they need to get to a PC in a cabinet etc there will be a person with them who can extract this for them.


  • This role should get most of the automated Inventor-e support email (such as cabinets down etc) and be expected to correct if technical and let me know if this is a customer issue (such as cabinet unpowered)
  • We should try to setup as many of the solutions as possible in west midlands to minimise time on site and the potential of the Linux Administrator being required.


  • Manage (this list is not exhaustive and may evolve):
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 dedicated servers
    • Ubuntu Linux LTS Servers (dedicated)
    • Ubuntu Linux LTS Servers VM’s (circa 60 at present)
    • Ubuntu Linux LTS client PC’s (server OS) in vending solutions (mostly remotely via SSH)
    • Android management (installing APK’s, configuring device)
    • Activation of Android phones
    • Management and support of Sourcerer platform (bespoke to Inventor-e)- training will be provided
    • Management and support of bespoke Android applications (including SmartStores)- training will be provided
    • VM Backups in datacentre
    • Amazon S3 backups from all VM’s
    • Disaster recovery management including rebuilding of servers and restoring databases
    • Deploying new VM’s and setting up new dedicated servers
    • Updates to servers including patches
    • Scripting of routine admin tasks such as setting up new VM’s
    • PostgreSQL admin
    • Basic Ruby on Rails understanding
    • NGINX
    • RabbitMQ Server (AMQP)
    • Hyper-V management
    • Linux day to day admin
    • Windows Server day to day admin
    • Office 365 admin and basic support (reset passwords, create accounts etc.)
    • Basic office IT support (MacOS in the main)
    • Setup and maintenance of 3G/4G routers and management of SIM estate (fixed IP M2M SIMs)
    • Office skills essential (particularly Excel)
    • DHCP, DNS and general networking skills required


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