Linux Support & Network Development Officer

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Closing Date

Linux Support & Network Development Officer

Closing Date: 16/10/2017

Division: Operations


Linux Support & Network Development Officer


£26,000 - £39,000 (Dependent on experience)

Full time - Open Ended Appointment

Working within the IT Technology Group, alongside the Linux Support & Development Officer in the design, development, management, monitoring and support of the Linux infrastructure and networking facilities at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Assist with the development of new facilities and improve efficiencies (e.g. improvements to the virtualisation infrastructure, software versioning and distributed file systems)

Key Deliverables:

Provide support and guidance to the Linux Community (primarily Red Hat based)

Assist with the monitoring of the Linux / Networking hardware (servers, workstations, storage, switches etc) and software

Resolve Linux related hardware / software problems, liaising with 3rd parties as required

Provide the primary backup support role for both the Linux and Windows environments

Cultivate and evolve Linux developments (virtualisation infrastructure, ownCloud, Git repositories, distributed file systems etc) to provide new efficiencies and facilities

Manage, develop and maintain both the physical and wireless network infrastructure, including eduroam

Provide scripting solutions to automate or improve functionality

Provide support for PML's HPC community as required

Maintain a high level of knowledge of the Windows infrastructure in order to provide a medium level of support when required

Experience & Eligibility Requirements:

You will have proven knowledge and experience as follows:

Minimum 1 year enterprise Linux administration

Minimum 1 year enterprise networking

Be technically able with a spread of skills that can be adapted / developed within PML, including installation, configuration, updates within a networked environment and client-server relationships

Possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills (oral and written) that can be varied to suit a wide range of customers

Ability to focus despite frequent and varied interruptions

In addition, you will have:

Programming ability, preferable Python, Bash and optionally Perl

Proven ability to roll out programs, updates and fixes with minimal disruption plus hands on hardware minor part replacements

Experience of Windows operating systems

Good organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and plan tasks and time

Able to work on own initiative where required

Formal Qualifications:

You will have a minimum of 1 year recent working experience plus either a University Degree (IT-related, Science or Maths) or alternatively 3 years of appropriate working experience which may negate the need for formal qualifications.

Professional Qualifications:

It would be useful to have certified qualifications in Linux or networking, or to be working towards these. However, appropriate experience may negate the need for professional qualifications.


You have a good range of the following: an understanding of NIS and LDAP, distributed file systems (e.g. NFS, glusterfs, CephFS), automated software updates, NAGIOS and/or Zabbix, Wiki, eduroam, version control software and configuration management.

Experience of oVirt, ownCloud, HPC and/or Grid Computing, Apple products, Biolinux would be useful


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