IT Services

Purpose of the role:

Arkphire are looking for a Linux Engineer to operate as part of on onsite managed services Team to maintain and support a Redhat Linux, CENTOS and Fedora Linux environment for a key managed services client. The environment includes a corporate office, a data centre and 8 remote locations. You will need to have a broad technical background across IT including excellent and network and security knowledge, good customer facing skills good communication skills, an eagerness to learn and previous experience in a similar role. This role will have dedicated onsite requirements for 2 days a week on a customer site located in Dublin 9.

 Role and responsibilities:

  • Installation, update and administration of the Linux environment.

  • Diagnose and resolve any issues relating to Linux Servers.

  • Manage the allocation of access rights.

  • Create and implement a security policy for Linux servers

  • Manage and implement any changes required to meet the customer’s security policy requirements.

  • Proactive monitoring of the Linux environment, analysing server system logs and making improvement where appropriate.

  • Carry out testing of upgrades, patches or fixes before deploying to the live environment.

  • Build and execute a DR strategy.

  • Perform backup and recovery of Linux Servers.

  • Build servers using appropriate server builds.

  • Manage anti-virus applications on all Linux desktops and servers.

  • Support basic Apache software.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of staff at client sites.

  • Quickly build rapport and gain client confidence.

  • Work individually and as a part of a team.

  • Be able to follow company procedures and methods.

  • Available to work out of hours / weekends if necessary.

  • Logical thinker.

  • Have a proven track record in trouble shooting and problem solving.

  • Ability to quickly learn new products.

Education and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in an operations customer facing environment dealing with Linux Administration.
  • Certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) foundation or Practitioner level is desired
  • Certification in Linux technologies.
  • Security related certification are a plus