[GLLUG] Sysadmin positions at The Positive Internet Company

Stephen Harker stephen at positive-internet.com
Mon Oct 17 12:16:53 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Been a while since I posted, but, as the subject says, we're looking for 
sysadmins to join the Positive team and we'd like to hear from anyone 
that might be interested. We’ve hired several people through GLLUG 
postings over the past 15 years or so, so would love to hear from anyone 
who would like to talk further or apply.

Here is the blurb:

Sysadmins/⁠Senior Sysadmins at The Positive Internet Company

The company

Positive focuses on GNU/Linux and Free Software like very few other 
organisations do. From the company’s desktop machines through to complex 
computing clusters, as well as in significant parts of our networking 
stacks, our deep commitment to free and open source software shines 
through. Can we interest you in a rare opportunity to work for a company 
with that dedication?

Positive Internet has been providing managed services and hosting based 
on Free/Open Software for nearly 20 years. We have positions available 
in our lively and friendly team providing support for a range of 
GNU/Linux systems running secure networked services for a diverse range 
of clients including some of the globe’s biggest brands.

The roles

We have several positions open at this time and welcome applications 
from candidates ranging from enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned 

Initial salaries range from £22000 for trainees to £65000 p/a for more 
experienced candidates. The starting salary will depend on experience 
and location as we have positions available in London and 
Cambridgeshire; Positive offers excellent prospects for career 

All applicants should have experience in some aspects of GNU/Linux 
sysadmin, tuning the LAMP stack - including configuring and maintaining 
MySQL and/or MariaDB, shell scripting, DevOps methodologies, configuring 
HA hardware, software and storage clusters. Experience with Debian is 
especially welcome.

Candidates for senior positions should have significant experience of 
high-availability platforms in heterogeneous environments, including 
configuring and maintaining private cloud stacks based on Xen and KVM 
virtualisation technologies and, ideally, hybrid AWS platforms, 
deploying with tools like Ansible and Puppet, configuring caching 
technologies like Varnish, and some experience in deep-configuration and 
securing of popular open application stacks, including Magento, 
WordPress and so forth. Ideally, senior candidates will also have 
experience of attaining and maintaining secure systems up to PCI Level 1 
and ISO27001 standards.

Reporting to the Technical Team Manager and benefitting from the support 
of a small, lively, and talented team, we nonetheless expect you to work 
autonomously on a number of projects for the company and its clients, 
ranging from providing support and troubleshooting through configuring 
and tuning new private clouds to coordinating technical relationships 
with our key clients.


We can offer these positions in one of two locations: either working 
from our offices in Soho, the very heart of London’s West End (5 
minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations) or 
in the NOC of our wholly-owned data centre in Cambridgeshire (by train, 
14 minutes from Peterborough, 30 minutes from Cambridge).

Whilst you will generally work either in the London offices or 
Cambridgeshire data centre, we do offer some home-working opportunities. 
You will join the Technical Team on-call rota which involves occasional 
weekend working remunerated separately.

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 other technical 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 passion for working in a 
Linux-only environment with a team that shares your commitment to Free 
and Open software and technical solutions.

If you would like to work in a completely Windows-free zone, please send 
an email and CV (PDF only, please) to jobs at positive-internet.com.

Please ensure the subject line of your email includes *either* the job 
title “Junior Sysadmin application” or “Senior Sysadmin application”.

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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