Linux Engineer

Job Title: Linux Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England, England
Salary: £37000.00 - £43000 per annum
Reference: BBBH23864_1597231207
Contact Name: Phil Orsborn
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 12, 2020 12:20

Job Description

I need an experienced LINUX engineer who can join the team to help support the infrastructure underpinning the main Oracle ERP systems within the Swindon Data Centre. The estate consists of around 400 VMs

Dell server hardware with iDrac

Creating & supporting Virtual Machines on Oracle Virtual Machines (OVM) V3.4, predominantly on Oracle Linux 7 with UEK3.

Maintaining and supporting OVM

Installing and supporting physical servers with Oracle Linux 7 and OVS (hypervisor component of OVM)

Liaising and working directly with DBAs for appropriate system setup

Experience required:


Oracle Linux 5/6/7 (Red Hat Linux N is a directly transferable skill for Oracle Linux N.). OL7 is the current major version in use, including:

Provisioning (baremetal & virtual machines)

XFS Filesystem / LVM / grub2 (particularly when cloning physical servers)

NFS with shared filesystems

Strong networking troubleshooting skills, including DNS/NTP/bonding/LACP/VLANs/email (smtp/exim) / snmp

Knowledge of kernel other settings related to Oracle (HugePages, etc)

Storage skills, particularly with NFS. Neither FC nor iSCSI is in use in our Oracle environment

Performance monitoring



Shell scripting in BASH

Familiarity with security concepts and implementation