[Gllug] VACNACY: Systems Administrator/Engineer

Gabrielle Luciano gabrielle.luciano at xtrahost.co.uk
Fri Nov 18 12:27:19 UTC 2011

We are recruiting for a Systems Administrator/Engineer working in our London office in Spitalfields.
If you are passionate about Linux and are looking for a opportunity in a well developed business, working with experienced mentors then this could be the right job for you.

About us:

Xtraordinary Hosting Ltd is a well established UK Webhosting Provider that's been in operation for 10 years.

Our product offering includes:

•Dedicated and virtualised server hosting
•Private cloud hosting, including hybrid cloud hosting combining our public cloud platform with dedicated hardware
•Complex hosting providing using shared storage and load balancing
•Software as a Service solutions
About the position:

This position is suited for someone with a strong interest and experience in Linux/Open Source and computer networking.
You will be required to work with technical and non technical managers, good communication abilities and analytical skills are a must.
The ideal candidate may not have extensive commercial experience, but a demonstrable Linux skillset. Experience with a scripting (or programming) language is required.
Use and understanding of technologies including VMware, Xen and Ruby will be advantageous but is not a strict requirement.

For more information on our business please visit http://www.xtrahost.co.uk

Job Role


Operating system installation
Linux server administration
First line technical support for hosting customers
Software evaluation and integration projects
Server installation and hardware configuration
On-call duties

Skill Requirements

Systems administration experience in Linux
Experience in scripting or programming (experience in relevant languages eg. Ruby, Python, Perl, Bash etc)
Experience of running internet facing applications (eg. Apache, Mail servers etc)

Career Prospects

We are a people focussed business and believe that people are our biggest asset. We actively work to develop and further the careers of our team members. In-business training and mentoring is provided as part of this position.
All our employees work towards a career plan which we help them develop. Our aim is to develop engineers into architects or managers in the long run.
We use a mix of technologies including Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft, VMware and Xen. You will have the opportunity to gain experience with all of these technologies, as well as optional certification.
We aim to allow all new recruits as much experience with different systems as possible to help hone their skills and allow them to develop down a well defined career path.
This position may longer term be focussed on systems engineering (building scalable infrastructure and complex deployments) or systems architecture (designing and building software systems using Linux and OSS).


Up to £30k per annum

For more information or to apply for this position - please email your CV to recruitment at xtrahost.co.uk

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