Senior Linux Engineer

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Thursday, 13 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you interested in utilising your extensive 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 World Class Higher Education environment?

As Senior Linux Engineer, you will play a proactive part in driving forward development and implementation of policy and process standards, service offerings and strategic projects impacting across the University. You will play a key role in developing and standardising the delivery model, ways of working and standards across our Linux estate using your substantial expertise in this field. You will take a leading role in the development of solutions for complex issues and problems.

You will utilise Redhat, Satellite, and configuration management skills gained from substantial experience in Linux administration roles to design, develop and maintain a Linux provisioning service that aligns to industry best practice, IT standards and regulatory compliance. As a senior member of the team you will be responsible for supporting, training, coaching and mentoring colleagues; you will be comfortable with ensuring alignment to the best approach to a problem and presenting this back to peers and stakeholders; building and owning the standards for the team. You will balance the requirements of projects and academic colleagues for specialist systems with the need to provide effective, efficient and secure IT.

If you thrive working in a complex and varied environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world class organisation.

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 8
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Closing Date: Wednesday 09 September 2020
Reference: CSUIT1345
Downloads: Candidate Brief