Linux Engineer

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you interested in utilising your Linux knowledge and skills in a diverse Service Management and Infrastructure function? Are you an enthusiastic and driven individual with a desire to be part of a team modernising the provision of Linux systems to deliver high quality IT services to support a range of business-critical, research and teaching services in a Higher Education environment?

Working with colleagues across IT, you will be responsible for supporting the development of and overseeing the implementation of standards and processes with respect to the University’s Linux estate. You will be responsible for working with IT Leadership for scoping, designing and implementing management tools, processes and standards for Linux technologies.

You will join a team supporting a variety of servers and storage solutions that underpin key business activities and research support. To help in delivery of these you will be experienced in a variety of operating systems including Red Hat (with any Solaris and / or Centos experience a definite benefit). You will also have experience connecting Linux to converged storage platforms and awareness of the benefits and challenges when running Linux on converged or hyper-converged architecture or in the public cloud.

You will work as part of a team to effectively provide development and support of Linux infrastructure across the organisation including, planning and co-ordination of major change programmes and ongoing maintenance and upgrade activity. You will act as a point of expertise in relation to Linux, providing advice and guidance to colleagues and business stakeholders in support of project activities, as well as in development and continual service improvement in relation to standards, processes and procedures. You will train, mentor and coach colleagues in the server, storage and client teams, sharing your Linux knowledge and skills using a variety of approaches including maintenance and creation of knowledgebase articles and artefacts.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Martin Lomas, Storage Manager


Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place. 

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: IT
Category: Professional & Managerial
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Wednesday 09 September 2020
Reference: CSUIT1344
Downloads: Candidate Brief