Linux System Administrator at NHS Digital, Remote then Leeds, 3 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Leeds, UK)
  • Dec 23, 2020
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

We are currently searching for experienced Linux Systems Administrators that we are recruiting on behalf of NHS Digital for a 3-month initial contract based in Leeds. This role will be worked from home initially but will require office working with a return to BAU.

This role is required to provide on-site support in a 12hr shift pattern, including over weekends and bank holidays. Shift pattern is 2 days, 2 nights and 4 days off in a repeating rota

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As a Linux Systems Administrator, you will: 

  • Work with key stakeholders (including external application suppliers) to help deliver and maintain a first-class environment platform
  • Provide both operational and integration support for the NHS Production environments which support NHS GP, Hospital PAS and Pharmacy systems
  • Communicate complex technical information clearly at all levels from end-user to senior management (up to Director level) regarding incidents occurring in the Live environments.
  • Provide advice and guidance to other shift team members on scenarios where precedent may not necessarily exist.
  • Monitor the performance of the systems, services and hardware to ensure there is no potential for, or degradation to, Live service and acting upon the findings as appropriate.


You’ll have:

  • In-depth knowledge of Ubuntu and Centos operating systems.
  • Basic knowledge of Splunk, in particular the use of queries.
  • Basic knowledge of python scripting.
  • Understanding of Apache/NGINX configuration.
  • Experience of troubleshooting problems using Wireshark packet captures.
  • Experience of using, and troubleshooting, server / client certificates.
  • Experience of successfully manage major incidents and provide 2nd line support.
  • Having in depth knowledge of any /all of Microsoft, Linux & VMware server technologies
  • Proven experience of technical issue resolution of incidents and problems in a Live / Production environment.
  • Ability to contribute to the planning and implementation of maintenance and installation work.

It would be great to also have:

  • Valid and active SC Clearance or willingness to undergo
  • Previous NHS or Public Sector experience would be beneficial but not essential