Linux Systems Administrator

  • Job Ref: 5375
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Type: Permanent


The main focus of this role is the ongoing support and maintenance of the Server Systems that underpin the foreign exchange trading services provided by the client. These services are located at remote sites in Multiple Locations worldwide and run on a 24*7 basis. They are mission critical in terms of on-going operation. As the company moves into other verticals there are also nonfinancial systems that also need to be supported including key systems from our Marketing Cloud Environment based mainly in AWS.

This role is part of a small - highly skilled technical team with responsibility for the maintenance and support of these systems.

The company also deploy a number of internal Linux systems for Development and test purposes. This role includes the maintenance and support of these systems as a secondary function.


Position Details

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the successful applicant will be part of a team supporting our Datacentre, Cloud and Internal Development environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Design, Configuration, Support and Maintenance of Linux Services to SLA.
  • Develop the processes/procedures as part of a continuous improvement approach to System and Service Delivery.
  • Work as part of highly skilled technical team reporting to the Head of Technical Services.
  • Interaction with support teams globally in other offices.
  • Work in an audited (SSAE18) environment using ITIL best practices.
  • Provide out-of-hours on-call support for the Unix Services that you provide.
  • Help maintain the internally hosted and cloud based Linux Systems.

Core Technical Competencies

  • 6 Years Linux Administration – Red Hat Enterprise 6/7 preferably but relevant experience with other Linux distributions would also be considered.
  • Cloud experience (mainly AWS) an advantage. FD systems are a blend of onsite and cloud based.
  • Scripting Experience (Python, Ruby, Unix Shell scripts)
  • Load Balancing Technologies – working knowledge.
  • Experience working within an ITIL environment.
  • Experience in Administering EMC VNX SANs.
  • Familiarity with multi-tier web deployed systems,
  • Capacity Management.
  • Backup solutions – a working knowledge of ‘Amanda’ advantageous.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting hardware issues (mainly Dell and EMC )
  • A knowledge of any of the following would be beneficial: Apache Tomcat configuration, dB+, Nagios, Windows Server, VPNs and stunnels.

Core Business Competencies

  • Responsible Individual who will take ownership of their domain and be prepared to stand over the service provided.
  • Ability to work well in a small technical team working from multiple locations.
  • Operations background with solid understanding of process driven, best practice service delivery.
  • Ability to operate at Customer Contact level.
  • Good communications and leadership skills.
  • Service and Customer based focus.



  • Competitive starting salary
  • Bonus 5%
  • Pension 5% matched
  • Death in Service (4 x salary)
  • Holidays negotiable






John Ryan, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

John is one of our recruitment consultants on the Technical Infrastructure Division of e-Frontiers and has been with the company since June 2012. John brings over 12 years recruitment experience to the e-Frontiers team having previously worked for one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment companies. He has worked with many of the Ireland’s leading IT companies and has experience of sourcing technical candidates across all levels. He has also gained valuable on-site client recruitment experience from various recruitment projects. John studied Business Studies in Dublin Business School. He prides himself on his professional and logical approach to recruitment.

Specialises in: Senior Windows Engineers, System Support, Linux Administrators, Unix Administrators, Security Consultants, Virtualisation Specialists, Unix Specialists, Infrastructure Consultants, Cloud Automation Specialists, Office 365 Specialists, Windows Engineers