We are a looking for a motivated, English speaking, EU based certified (Minimum RHCSA or LFCS) Linux sysadmin to supplement our online operations. Your primary duty will be to provide support when our principal sysadmin is not available.

The monthly retainer (£600) includes pay for 10 hours of non-emergency work or 5 hours of emergency work. In a typical month, we estimate that we will need roughly 4 non-emergency hours from you. You must be available 24/7 for emergencies, but these are exceedingly rare and will almost always be handled by our development team during work hours. You will need to be available as a backstop.

There will be a couple weeks every year when our principal sysadmin is on holiday, and our need for non-emergency work will increase significantly. These periods will be scheduled with you in advance, and any work beyond what is covered by the retainer will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Basic skills:

  • Ubuntu Server
  • Shell scripting
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • MySQL
  • PHP / PHP-FPM
  • memcached

Preferred skills:

  • Understanding of Rackspace and Digital Ocean architecture
  • Redis
  • Varnish

The most important qualifications are a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for running dependable Linux systems.

Interested? Please send an email intro to [email protected]

Recruitment agent? Please feel free to pass on this job post to anyone you feel is suitable. We’re not willing to pay 15% salary commissions to someone who can search ‘Sysadmin’ on Linked In.