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Unix Systems Administrator

Hook -Bartley Way -C1600

Location: Hook




Closing Date:


Job Title: Unix System Administrator

Salary: Circa £50,000 - £55,000

So why Virgin Media?

After becoming the UK’s first “quad-play” media company we are now  in the process of delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade, with a £3billion programme to extend our ultrafast broadband network and brilliant Virgin TV to millions homes and businesses.

Our Technology and Innovation function really is the force behind Virgin Media. Without these super people we wouldn’t have the latest technology in place to constantly challenge our competitors and continue taking the UK market by storm.

Working in our Technology and Innovation function is very unique. We work collaboratively with Liberty Global in a PAN European Delivery Function, meaning our opportunities are now more exciting than ever! We are now proud to be part of the world’s largest broadband communications company and continue to delight our customers in true Virgin style!

What is the job?

The Unix System Administrator will build and operate System Administration capability for the Unix & Linux Server platforms and associated technologies across Virgin Media and Liberty Global’s pan-European Unix/Linux install base.

You will do this by:

Providing operational & technical support for Unix/Linux based platforms ensuring delivery of the following;

•Operational, initiative and project based activities•24x7 support for Unix and Linux based server technologies in accordance with business SLA requirements•Participation with preventative systems maintenance, including patch & firmware management, vulnerability management & system integrity checking.•Unix/Linux system builds (bare metal and virtualized) ensuring server hardening procedures are followed in line with documented process•Unix/Linux system decommissions ensuring data destruction procedures are followed in line with documented process

Other accountabilities include:

Pro-active systems performance review & capacity management•Where required, administering 3rd party vendor hardware appliance based technologyParticipating on the on-call rota ensuring that we provide 24x7 support coverage 365 days of the year.Weekly & ad-hoc reportingOwning & closing problem & request tickets in Remedy [ or in country ticketing system ]Ability to create & maintain high-quality operational documentationEnsures updates are made for additions/amendments/deletions to our systems inventory list.Awareness of security & compliance policies and standardsAwareness of operational KPI’s and how to implement service improvement strategiesOwning your objectives and progressing them throughout the calendar yearCreating & owning your personal development plan including technical training requirementsEuropean travel, overnight stays and out of hours working may be necessary from time to time

Are you right for the role?

The Unix System Administrator will ideally have the following experience:

•Experience of commercial Unix/Linux administration gained in an enterprise sized environment•Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to form strong business relationships across all functions•Demonstrates strong ability to work under pressure with multiple competing priorities•Experience of analysing, assessing and resolving complex technology problems and issues•Deep understanding and experience of relevant technologies and systems•Ensure the team processes, procedures and working practices comply with chosen regulatory standards (e.g. ISO9001, ISO27001, CAS-T, SOX,PCI-DSS)•Proficient in at least one of the following UNIX operating systems; Solaris : AIX : HP-UX

•Proficient in at least one of the following LINUX operating systems;Redhat : Oracle Enterprise Linux : Centos : Fedora : SUSE : Debian•Proficient in at least one of the following hypervisors; VMware : OVM : KVM•Experience & working knowledge of TCP/IP LAN/WAN networking principles•Experience of SAN & NAS based technologies & enterprise storage solutions•Experience of client administration of backup/restore technologies•Experience of managing web/portal hosting technologies with technical exposure to Apache/Tomcat•Experience of automation tooling such as Ansible & Puppet•Experience of shell scripting•Experience of LDAP Directory services•Ability to assess situations and make effective decisions based on logic•Ability to manage time effectively & prioritise both operational and project workloads• Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-Technical audiences of all levels using various forms of communication.

What we’ll provide for you:

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in to the latest technologies and create leading products, services and support systems to us integrate with Liberty Global and continue both companies success.

As well as this as a package we are offering:

Salary: Up to £45,000 (depending on experience)

Pension: Up to 20% (matched up to 10% employee, 10% employer)Holiday: 25 days (plus your birthday and bank holidays on top!)Other: Private Medical, Life Assurance, Dental, ability to buy/sell holiday and many more discounts across the Virgin Group.

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work - and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a family friendly & flexible working environment where you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and, of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

We are proud to work with Everywoman to champion the advancement of women in business, and through our partnership with Scope to help one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020. We strive to build a diverse and sustainable workforce where gender balance and parity are integral features of our workplace, and where disabled candidates and employees can confidently perform to their full potential through our Work with Me adjustment process. If you are thinking about applying for a job with us and have a condition or impairment that could impact your performance we’ll be happy to work with you to explore adjustment options.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade. Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology so they can do more, be more and have more fun.   Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you.

Our benefits are your reward for being brilliant. They’re pretty darn spectacular. Just like our people. We’ve put together a package to help you love what you do, at work and at play.  You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, we provide a company funded Medical Plan as well as a Pension Plan where we will match every pound you put in, up to 10%. What's more you'll also benefit from discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands and many other perks on top.

You can find out about all benefits in full here.

Come and be a part of something special. Join us!