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SENIOR UNIX ENGINEER

 

Job Reference Number

14479593

Client ID:

RI/LINUX-ENGINEER

Posted On:

Jul 5 2011

Location:

DUBLIN, CARLOW

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary:

REMUNERATION PACKAGE UP TO 70K

Benefits:

  • TRAINING / EDUCATION
  • STAFF DISCOUNTS
  • CAR PARKING
  • PENSION / PRSA
  • LAPTOP
  • MOBILE PHONE
  • MILEAGE
  • NEGOTIABLE
  • PAID HOLIDAYS
  • QUINN HEALTHCARE
Join one of Irelands leading Internet based companies where you can learn and grow with the company.

Blacknight is Ireland’s largest hosting company and only ICANN accredited domain registrar.

Hosting more than 120,000 websites the systems and infrastructure that we have built evolves every day with each new customer that we add.

The role within Blacknight is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a technical background and offers the successful candidate opportunities to face new challenges daily.

The Unix Engineer has a specific area of responsibility within the systems that comprise the Blacknight core service delivery infrastructure. They report to the Support Supervisor. Close co-operation with the core systems engineers is essential.

Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to the following:

* Ensure that all Blacknight services run optimally; continuously monitor performance against published SLA targets; consistently strive for excellence and highest system uptimes

* Assume special responsibility for Unix/Linux-based service delivery systems:

* Shared hosting web servers and mail servers

* Unix/Linux-based database servers

* Support to dedicated or co-located customers on Unix/Linux systems who have bought managed services

* Advanced dedicated server development

* Unix/Linux-specific backups

* Plan and implement future developments, such as systems upgrades, using detailed plans and scheduled upgrade or implementation cycles

* Maintain/upgrade current anti-virus, backup, and other management software on Unix/Linux systems;

* Support deployment of hardware, software, service, and maintenance of all information technology assets

* Maintain full security on all systems

* Some development of in-house applications may be required

* Assist in resolving systems outages out-of-hours through participation in an engineer call-out roster

Skills / Knowledge

* Deep knowledge of networking protocols (DNS/IPsec/POP3/SMTP and TCP/IP in mixed operating system environments)

* Experience managing Linux and other open-source operating systems essential, scripting ability essential, experience with commercial Unix, such as Solaris, an advantage

* Familiarity with Quagga the open-source routing suite desirable

* Software development experience in PHP and/or PERL desirable

* Working knowledge of Windows-based server operating systems

* Ability to build, run, and scale most ISP services from source

* Experience with Java, Tomcat, JSP deployments, and ability to deploy and support such deployments desirable

* Extensive knowledge of project-based software upgrade plans, ability to plan, write, communicate, and execute project and/or test plans

* Excellent understanding of firewalls and network security essential; experience with management of and planning of deployments of Cisco PIX or Fortinet firewalls essential

* Experience with Cisco IOS and JunOS is desirable

* Disaster recovery planning/testing

* Hands-on experience of backup software essential

* Excellent time keeping required for project based tasks

* Hardware diagnostic skills would be desirable ie. troubleshooting problems with servers to determine if a fault is software or hardware based and be able to use your own initiative to contact vendors for replacements where applicable

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

* Excellent communication skills

* Excellent punctuality

* Must be forward thinking and have good planning skills

* Excellent troubleshooting, judgment and decision-making skills

* High level of self-motivation and proven ability for self-study and learning on the job

* Flexible and dependable, On-call work and Out of hours duties may be required from time to time

* Team player

QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

* 3 years experience working in a similar role

Salary

* Remuneration package up to €70k