Linux Engineer

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £competitive
# of openings: 1


We are looking for a Technical Services Engineer with Linux, Scripting and Design skills to join the Technical Services team.


As a Technical Services Engineer you will play a key role in the lifecycle of the platforms from inception to deployment which may include capacity management, forecasting, budgetary negotiation and stability planning, liaising with vendors, as well as working closely with other teams and departments within Plusnet.



As a Technical Services Engineer you will...


  • Be responsible for the deployment and support of projects/operational tasks. You will provide technical support, resolving escalated technical issues within their own work area under guidance and support
  • Provide support to other engineering functions with regards to ongoing projects.
  • Possibly lead on the delivery of specific components of a project
  • Provide support on projects, carrying out elements of the research, analysis and/or delivery
  • Ensure all delivered solutions are agreed with the Technical Services Support team and that any relevant Service Owner or delegate has been involved at the design stage


In order to apply you must have the following skills, experience and outlook…



  • Strong Linux/UNIX skills
  • Scripting (Perl/BASH)
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong communication skills
  • Design experience
  • Producing high-quality, readable documentation
  • Project Delivery
  • NAS, SAN, Virtualisation
  • Load Balanced/HA solutions



  • Databases (MySQL, Oracle)
  • Datacentres
  • Server/Storage hardware/software
  • Technology Migrations
  • Systems Scaling
  • Network knowledge
  • C/C++ programming
  • Infrastructure Automation (e.g. Puppet, Chef, cfengine)


Personal skills

  • Innovator
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Encourage people to share knowledge for mutual benefit
  • Keeps an eye on developments in the wider IT industry
  • Passionate about making sure the production infrastructure is the best it can be.
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong communication skills

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