Linux System Administrator

IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions) - Crewe

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
23 April 2021
7 May 2021

As a Linux Systems Administrator, you will configure, deploy and maintain all server-based components for multiple product groups and production environments with the organization. You will establish/maintain relationships with all third-party vendors related to server-based deployment and provide technical support to product management in developing server-based infrastructure solutions as required to meet customer demands.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Administer and support hosted and/or collocated production environments for various product groups.
  • Maintain security and monitoring of production, staging, development and QA sites
  • Install configure, maintain operating systems on all production and staging/development/QA environments.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors of server hardware and hosting providers
  • Creation of scripts to enhance efficiency of server maintenance
  • Assist with Database Administration where required
  • Promote new version, upgrades and bug fixes to production environment ensuring the promoted process is followed and documented.
  • Monitor production and corporate server uptime through automated monitoring systems
  • Collect statistical data used in monitoring and evaluating performance of production environments throughout the company, as required
  • Manage and/or maintain network architecture of production environments, both physical and virtual
  • Monitor logs for suspect activity, set-up and maintenance of Intrusion Detection System (IDS), firewalls, etc.

Required to be on-call and respond to security events, system failure, system updates, and system maintenance

  • Support of Corporate IT requests as required
  • Additional duties as required


  • Significant experience within a System Admin role
  • Linux/Unix Administration with CentOS/Ubuntu based Linux
  • Strong knowledge of AWS and/or Azure cloud services
  • Deep understanding of how to configure and set-up robust network operations facilities that are: scalable, enabled for safe failover, load balancing and secure.
  • Network Management – Cisco, Brocade, and ProCurve
  • Shell Scripting: Bash, Perl
  • Web Server Administration with Apache and understanding of SSL certificates
  • Familiarity of backup systems, including Zerto and Veeam
  • Firewall/Router configuration with IP Tables
  • Web application server administration experience with Jboss
  • Database administration experience with Cassandra, Maria, MySQL and CAS
  • Strong knowledge of AWS and Azure cloud services
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and be part of a small group of software developers focused on the transfer of customer driven requests into production code.

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