Linux Engineer

  • Sheffield
  • £Competitive + free broadband, phone & TV package, bonus
  • 37.5hrs/week
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About Plusnet

Plusnet is a Yorkshire based ISP with a unique brand identity. It’s a fast paced environment yet our offices have a distinctly friendly and informal feel to them - we know that you can do great business without the suits. We believe in making a difference, team work and putting the customer first in everything that we do. It’s an approach that’s allowed us to keep delivering award winning products and services for nearly 20 years!

Whatever your career ambitions, Plusnet is committed to giving you the skills and support that you need in order to achieve your goals; whether it’s training and development or just a breather over a game of table tennis or pool!

Of course there’s lots of other reasons to work at Plusnet; we’ll support you through a wide range of “Plusnetter” perks including free staff broadband & phone packages, pension, bonus & shares scheme and numerous discounts on items such as cinema tickets, mobile tariffs, city parking, gym memberships and much more!

So, if you’re looking to think creatively, challenge yourself and make the decisions that matter - we’d love to hear from you!

About the job

We are looking for a Technical Services Engineer with Linux, Scripting and Design skills to join the Technical Services team.

As a Technical Services Engineer you will play a key role in the lifecycle of the platforms from inception to deployment which may include capacity management, forecasting, budgetary negotiation and stability planning, liaising with vendors, as well as working closely with other teams and departments within Plusnet.

As a Linux Engineer you will...

  • Be responsible for the deployment and support of projects/operational tasks. You will provide technical support, resolving escalated technical issues within their own work area under guidance and support
  • Provide support to other engineering functions with regards to ongoing projects.
  • Possibly lead on the delivery of specific components of a project
  • Provide support on projects, carrying out elements of the research, analysis and/or delivery
  • Ensure all delivered solutions are agreed with the Technical Services Support team and that any relevant Service Owner or delegate has been involved at the design stage

In order to apply you must...



  • Strong Linux/UNIX skills
  • Scripting (Perl/BASH)
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong communication skills
  • Design experience
  • Producing high-quality, readable documentation
  • Project Delivery
  • NAS, SAN, Virtualisation
  • Load Balanced/HA solutions



  • Databases (MySQL, Oracle)
  • Datacentres
  • Server/Storage hardware/software
  • Technology Migrations
  • Systems Scaling
  • Network knowledge
  • C/C++ programming
  • Infrastructure Automation (e.g. Puppet, Chef, cfengine)


Personal skills

  • Innovator
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Encourage people to share knowledge for mutual benefit
  • Keeps an eye on developments in the wider IT industry
  • Passionate about making sure the production infrastructure is the best it can be.
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong communication skills

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