[GLLUG] Network/Systems Engineer at The Positive Internet Company

Stephen Harker stephen at positive-internet.com
Thu Apr 28 08:05:35 UTC 2016

Hi All,

Long time no post. I hope all is well :) As the subject says, we're 
looking for a Network/Systems person at the moment and we'd like to hear 
from anyone that might be interested. Here is the blurb:

Network/Systems Engineer at The Positive Internet Company

The company

Very few organisations focus on GNU/Linux and Free Software like 
Positive does. From the company's desktop machines through to complex 
computing clusters, as well as in much of our networking stacks, our 
commitment to free and open source software shines through. Would you be 
interested in a rare opportunity to work for a company with that 

Positive Internet has been providing managed-cloud services based on 
Free/Open Software for nearly 20 years, and we have a position available 
to join our lively team providing support for a range of GNU/Linux 
systems running secure networked services for some of the globe's 
biggest brands.

The role

We seek someone with experience in networking, system administration, 
and DevOps to join us as a Network/Systems Engineer, at an initial 
salary between £30,000 and £40,000 p/a. Starting salary dependent on 
experience and location; Positive offers excellent prospects for career 

You will be fluent in TCP/IP network terminology and an interest in 
routing and network management is a must. You should ideally have 
experience with Juniper and/or CISCO hardware and configuration 
alongside an interest in Open Source networking. You will also have 
experience in some aspects of GNU/Linux sysadmin, tuning the LAMP stack, 
shell scripting, DevOps methodologies, configuring HA hardware, software 
and storage clusters.

Reporting to the CTO with respect to policy, and to the Technical Team 
Manager for everyday tasks, you will, nonetheless, be expected to work 
autonomously on a number of projects for the company and its clients, 
ranging from configuring and tuning new private clouds to coordinating 
technical relationships with our network service providers.

You will have the full assistance of the Positive team, as well as 
third-party support for external routing, network maintenance, and 
incident response.


We can offer this position in one of two locations either working from 
our offices in Soho, the very heart of London's West End or in the NOC 
of our wholly-owned data centre in Cambridgeshire (by train, 14 minutes 
from Peterborough, 30 minutes from Cambridge).

Whilst your role will generally be an on-premises position, we will 
offer some home-working opportunities. You will join the Technical Team 
on-call rota which involves occasional weekend working remunerated 

Positive gives a good holiday allowance (25 days + bank holidays + 
goodwill days around Christmas/New Year), lots of training 
opportunities, funding to attend free software conferences such as 
FOSDEM and network-related training/conferences, company mobile phone, 
and the chance to work with some of the best free software experts in 
the business.


This position should interest anyone with a networking/sysadmin 
skills-mix who wants to work with Linux in a completely Windows-free 
zone. If you are interested please send an email and CV (PDF only, 
please) to jobs at positive-internet.com. Please ensure the subject line of 
your email includes the job title "Network/Systems Engineer".

Cheers! :)


Stephen Harker
Chief Technology Officer
The Positive Internet Company.

All postal correspondence to:
The Positive Internet Company, 24 Ganton Street, London. W1F 7QY

*Follow us on Twitter* @posipeople

The Positive Internet Company Limited is registered in England and Wales.
Registered company number: 3673639. VAT no: 726 7072 28.
Registered office: Northside House, Mount Pleasant, Barnet, Herts, EN4 9EE.

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