Systems Administrator – Linux / Solaris

full time

Systems Administrator – Linux / Solaris

  • Location: Coventry
  • Package: up to £47k + 10-15% Bonus + *1-2 days remote working + 10% pension

If you need to be told what to do, how to work and when to do it etc; and like that way of working, this job is not for you!

If that’s the exact opposite of what you’re looking for, and you’re sick of being micromanaged and constantly told how to do your job, then you might be reading about your new home…

Are you ready to take that leap?

They’ve moved beyond the micromanagement culture and have chosen to create a team filled with people just like you who know their domains, understand their own limitations, and ultimately can suggest changes without someone constantly making demands of them.

You’ll be working in a matrix managed project environment working with seniors / tech leads on larger projects or working on smaller projects on your own to begin with. You’ll have predefined requirements and will see the project from design stage right the way through to implementation – and then pass it on to the BAU team to support.

The IT team numbers are in the hundreds across all functions so there are a ridiculous number of opportunities for progression and training. You’re even given 20% of your time back to focus on working towards your own goals, whether that’s certification or training on things like AWS / Linux / UNIX.

A lot of the existing estate is on Solaris – which is anticipated to be phased out over the next 3-5 years and the vast majority on new work is being done in Red Hat (RHEL). Besides being a fairly experienced Sys Admin (Unix – Solaris / Linux - REHL / both!), exposure to things like Storage Technologies (ZFS, LVM, Veritas VM, Solaris VM) and some scripting experience (Korn Shell, PowerShell, Perl Python etc), there’s not exactly a long list of requirements…

For you to be a big contributor to this team, you know from reading this far that you’ll need to have your own opinions – and opinions often come from experience. If you’re a knowledgeable Sys Admin and know enough to speak with confidence about your domain, you’ll be just fine.

*NB: Remote working: You will need to be on-site every day within the first 3 months (probation period)


  • £35 - 47k + up to 10-15% bonus
  • *1-2 days remote working 
  • 10% pension
  • 28 days Holidays + Bank Holidays

So, if you’re ready to take that next step and take ownership of your role, they’re waiting for you.

Pop your CV over and let’s talk about what they can do for you.



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