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Unix Administrator
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Recruiter: Boeing
Listed on: 4th April
Location: Bristol
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1900027174
Contact Name: Boeing

Job Description

The UNIX administrator is responsible for the day to day management of the UNIX estate to include related incidents and projects. The successful candidate will be the technical focal for both team members and the business when it comes to UNIX related requirements.

This includes monitoring incident queues and project requests to ensure we are improving the quality and adherence to contractual SLA and KPI requirements of the programme within Boeing Defence UK (BDUK).

This is a hands-on role whereby the successful candidate will need to be highly skilled in multiple UNIX disciplines with an appreciation of other related Infrastructure disciplines including networking (TCP/IP), virtualisation and storage (SAN/NAS/NFS).

Boeing Defence UK is responsible for delivering IT services to a number of customers both internal and external throughout the UK.  The Unix Administrator is part of the Infrastructure Team working closely alongside other technical teams, service management and programme functions.

This role will report to the Infrastructure Manager with responsibilities for:

  • Maintaining documentation
  • Performing daily administrative tasks
  • Supporting the UNIX team Leader and Manager
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development and integration of UNIX requirements.
  • Identify areas of improvement
  • Lead a drive towards automation
  • Document UNIX standards to be followed by the organisation
  • Work closely with other teams across the business to improve efficiency of infrastructure such as service management
  • Fault diagnosis including problem statements and mitigation planning.
  • Review of Architect HLD's and contributions to Infrastructure LLD's

The successful candidate will be expected to be part of a 24x7 on-call team and provide extended hours support via a team rota.


  • Demonstrable experience in a UNIX role (RedHat or UNIX) either delivery or support
  • Good UNIX/Linux systems administration skills, including configuration, troubleshooting and scripting
  • Troubleshooting and performance tuning experience
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Service Management Tools
  • Working within an ITIL framework
  • Experience in securing and subsequent restoration of services in a contingency or DR scenario


  • Experience of working within a secure environment
  • Experience of containerisation such as Docker
  • Experience of automation techniques
  • Service Desk tool BTO
  • DevOps experience

Please apply asap for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE.

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