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Unix System Engineer at Capita, London. Remote.

  • Full Time
  • Mid-level
  • Permanent
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Capita

Job Description

The Unix system Engineer works as part of a small team (currently 12) providing support to other Capita users within the Capita TSS Division (approx. 2000 servers), Service Managers and clients. The role includes taking ownership and responsibility of queries, incidents, service requests, maintenance, audits, changes as well as Project work and future planning assigned to the Unix support queues. We cover all varieties of Unix and Linux so there is an opportunity to widen skills both in the on-premise and cloud infrastructure

What you will be doing:

• 24 x 7 Systems support for Linux, AIX and other variants

• Provide Remote support where required

• Operating Systems Maintenance

• Change Assessments & implementations using ITSM

• Software Installations

• Reacting to logged incidents and requests.

• Liaison with 3rd party service centres and engineers as required

• Provide support for service backups

• Disaster Recovery tests

• Systems Performance tuning as required

• Systems Monitoring

• Systems Security

• Engage and assist the Technical Leads

• Proof of concept and research and development projects

• Engage and assist the Shift Hub and Operations teams Principle


What we are looking for:

• To assist in the provision of a high standard of technical support and service delivery as per operating level agreements.

• To participate in maintaining technical cover across the group.

• Participation where required to the on-call rota for the primary skill groups assigned to the team and in maintaining shift cover.

• Problem ownership/management.

• Provide customer interface where necessary.

• Maintain a high standard of technical project delivery and associated documentation

• Undertake training both course based and in working situations in order to further skills and knowledge

• Assist other support teams both internal and external to TSS as requested.

• Assist in the production of service improvement plans.

• Employ preventative maintenance and proactive solutions wherever possible.

• Responsibility for following standardized procedures including System security management. Change management. Problem management. Service desk call monitoring.

• Provision of documentation and adherence to procedures.

• Documentation of all installations, customization and processes, to the agreed standard.

• Undertake any other activity as requested by the Unix Operations Manager, or any other Operations Manager or Head of.

• To adhere to all relevant policies and procedures including: Management System, Physical and Logical Security, Business Continuity, Health & Safety.

Required Skills/Experience:

Operating system skills required: RedHat Linux and derivatives
System P Virtualisation (AIX LPAR’s) NIM installs and patching Solaris 10 & 11 Solaris Containers (Zones)
Experience of working in an Enterprise class Data Centre supporting 1000+ servers
Understanding of ITIL best practices

Desirable Skills/Experience:

Operating skills in: HP-UX (11i onwards) OLVM Vmware Azure or other cloud technologies
About Capita Technology and Software Solutions

Capita Technology and Software Solutions (TSS) is a 5000 people strong global shared service, responsible for delivering innovation and digital transformation for Capita’s colleagues, businesses and clients.

We design, build and run the right technical competencies and partnerships to enable Capita to deliver seamless public and customer services – from working collaboratively with Capita’s businesses to shape the right technology and software solutions to take to market, to ensuring colleagues have access to resilient, predictable IT services and support, that enables them to work effectively and securely.

TSS is right at the heart of Capita, as we work to create a technology-led organisation. You’ll be part of a Capita-wide network of 55,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines, sectors and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What’s in it for you?

23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave

Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more

Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice

Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic.

We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive

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Unix System Engineer at Capita, London. Remote.
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