IT Linux System Administrator

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 8. September 2019 - 23:45

IT Linux System Administrator

 
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: 12 month fixed term with the possibility to review
• Salary: up to £30,000 per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
We are looking for a Linux System Administrator to provide technical services and technology support to our internal users within our organisation globally.  Additionally the role is one to support, manage and maintain the organisations global Linux server infrastructure and underlying systems.  
 
The applicant will be responsible for the research and development of best practices for BirdLife’s IT infrastructure working with other functions within the organisation to ensure continued service availability. This role requires an individual who will demonstrate competence in their own area, who can work with moderate guidance and manage and prioritise their own workload as well as work within a team environment.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated, focused and ambitious individual to ensure our users receive exemplary service at all times and an individual who is extremely approachable, flexible and ‘hands on’ in approach. No support task should be too small or too large without suitable time and consideration.  
 
The ideal candidate will have: 
LPIC-1 and LPIC-2, LINUX+ CompTIA or other industry recognised qualifications.
• Extensive experience in multiple flavours of Linux, in particular Ubuntu.
• Strong background in working with database driven web content.
• Knowledge of and a strong focus on IT Security principals and best practices.
• Familiarity with one or more high level programming or scripting languages: C, Bash / Shell, PHP etc.
• Experience of collaborative software solutions, for example Confluence or SharePoint.
• Ability to work to own initiative and to problem solve in a logical and analytical manner.
• The right to work in the UK
 
 
Closing date: 8 September 2019
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org   
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held week commencing 23 September 2019.