Linux Systems Specialist

Kraków
Ref number: 070120192
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Description of the employer

About Client Our client is a US-based fintech company delivering trading solutions to the customers worldwide. It's global footprint accounts for over 140K retail clients and a monthly transaction volume of $501.2bn across 12.5K markets. They are opening its new office in Kraków and looking for ambitious and creative engineers. Openness to new technologies, frameworks, and tools, and a genuine drive for continued self-improvement are welcome.

Office: ul. Karmelicka, Kraków

Responsibilities

  • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with project requirements.
  • Develop and maintain Linux installation and configuration procedures.
  • Participate in research leading to recommendations for system and process improvements.
  • Automate installation, configuration and maintenance tasks.
  • Perform systems monitoring to verify availability and integrity of hardware and server resources.
  • Perform backup operations as needed.
  • Handle on-going maintenance, e.g. hot fixes, software upgrades, OS patching, etc.
  • Designing and configuring Linux security and hardening of servers.
  • Linux AD integration.
  • Maintain and support storage networks.
  • Liaise with other internal teams and external suppliers as necessary.
  • Own support issues through to resolution, providing regular feedback to users and updating calls as appropriate in Jira.
  • Respond to alerts from monitoring services and investigate as necessary.
  • To design and prepare Virtual/HP/Dell equipment in accordance with Gain Capital Infrastructure standards.
  • Support and monitor all servers and disk arrays.
  • Partake in an office shift rota, and out of hours support call rota.

Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Red Hat Linux and clones.
  • Strong scripting skills in at least two of bash, perl or python.
  • Strong automation and configuration management skills, preferably in Ansible or puppet.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to diagnose and fix server hardware / software issues.
  • Maintain and support VMWare virtual environments.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the following technologies:

o HP Servers and HP SIM/Dell Servers and Dell OpenManage.
o Storage Area Networks (including 3Par and similar)
o Backup software and management
o VMware vSAN or other Hyper-Converged solutions

  • Knowledge of Solarflare NICs and associated products (Onload, TCPDirect, etc).
  • Knowledgeof low-latency configuration management and monitoring (tuned, NUMA balancing, perf, etc).
  • Microsoft Azure.
  • Knowledge of Windows Server Operating Systems.
  • Maintain and support Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Support Microsoft Exchange and Office365.
  • Active Directory and group policy.
  • Powershell.
  • Microsoft networking infrastructure i.e.: DHCP, DNS
  • Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager

We offer

  • Competitive compensation package including annual performance bonus opportunity
  • Competitive benefits package, including health care and gym pass
  • Spacious and modern office space in the heart of old Kraków
  • Flexibility and the possibility to work remotely
  • Kitchen full of coffee, tea, snacks, and fresh fruit
  • Superior co-working and personal development experience
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