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Senior Unix System Administrator

Location
Bristol
Posted
2 Aug 2022

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Defence UK is responsible for delivering IT services to a number of customers both internal and external throughout the UK.  The Senior Unix Infrastructure Engineer is part of the Infrastructure Team working closely alongside other technical teams, service management and programme functions.

The Senior UNIX Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for delivering and sustaining the NIX infrastructure estate developing where possible automated process and workflows. Maintaining and improving the quality and adherence to contractual SLA and KPI requirements of the programme within Boeing Defence UK (BDUK). Working alongside the wider infrastructure, middleware and application teams to enhance the existing support and delivery functions by adopting an automation first mind-set.

The successful candidate will be working within the Platform Engineering team to enhance the stability of the environment and improve methods of infrastructure delivery, they must be able to manage projects to completion leading small teams to successful outcomes, technical leadership will be key for this role.

This role will report to the Infrastructure Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing Dashboard views of Infrastructure estate
  • Maintaining documentation
  • Performing and enhancing (through automation) administrative tasks
  • Perform patching activities (automate where possible)
  • Fault diagnosis including problem statements and mitigation planning
  • Identify areas of improvement 
  • Support the delivery of an automated Infrastructure
  • Work closely with other teams across the business to improve efficiency
  • The successful candidate will be expected to be part of a 24x7 on-call team and provide extended hours support via a team rota.
  • Create new automation solutions and product offerings for infrastructure services.
  • Document automation standards to be followed by the organisation
  • Work closely with other teams across the business to improve efficiency of the infrastructure such as service management

Competencies:

Good demonstrable experience in a Senior UNIX =Admin / Team lead Infrastructure role

  • Experience in a UNIX and RedHat [RHEL7 & RHEL 8]role
  • Good UNIX/Linux systems administration skills, including configuration, troubleshooting and scripting.
  • Troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.
  • Experience leading small teams and projects
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Working within an ITIL framework
  • Experience of automation techniques such as Ansible, Ansible Tower, Gitlab
  • Experience of containerization such as Docker and Kurbenetes and Openshift
  • Experience in a supervisory role & mentoring junior /entry level SA
  • RedHat Certification RHSA or RHCE

Desirable:  

  • Experience of commissioning and managing an enterprise, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service, ideally RedHat Openshift
  • Fluency in at least once scripting language such as Ruby, PowerShell, Python or Java.
  • Experience of working within a secure and high availability environment
  • DevOps experience

Other information:

SC eligibility is required.

Hybrid Work Option (Virtual/Office): Yes with some travel to Bristol site as required.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Important information regarding this requisition: This position does not have sponsorship approval. This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 675473382-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application