Unix System Administrator


Posted: 04/11/2016

  • Salary: GBP 33000 per year - GBP 40000 per year
  • Location: North West
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Reference: BBBH134036

Unix System Administrator required for a market leading FTSE 250 business, based in Greater Manchester, who pride themselves on the training and development offered throughout the company. The organisation is going through a tremendous period of growth, who continue to introduce, promote and encourage innovation, new ideas, fresh approaches throughout each and every individual and team.

The Unix System Administrator will be working on a number of major projects and issues covering the Unix, Linux and Solaris based support systems deployed throughout the organisation, which includes the DNS architecture, proxies, web servers and email platforms across the group.

You will be responsible for;

  • Ensure high availability of all platforms including email servers, web servers,, radius servers, DB servers and proxies.
  • Improve and maintain monitoring of platforms and services
  • Design improvements to the systems
  • Install new / rebuild existing servers in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements
  • Install and configure systems for projects and clients
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Identify approaches that extend the business and promote new capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Systems Administration/System Engineer experience in Linux, Unix or Solaris.
  • Virtualization software experience (VMware)
  • Strong coding experience is desirable (perl, python, bash)
  • Understand of MYSQL

If you are interested in the role above, and keen to develop and progress your career to the next level, please apply or send your CV direct to jadshead@mcgregor-boyall.com or call on 01618302109.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.