Unix Engineer Posted Oct 13
IT Human Resources , Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Responsible for the technical delivery and support of our Solaris & Linux based platforms, offering escalated support, meeting operational, project and initiative needs.

The requirements are all project based with some being used as operational backfill, others directly on the project, which we can clarify per area

The project is the build of a new data centre, and DCT are currently looking to provide Foundation Services into this environment, hence the resource requirements

All roles will be based in Amsterdam


Proven track record of technical project delivery

Ability to create high-quality documentation

Experience across a range of Unix/Linux disciplines

Able to demonstrate a pragmatic, consistent approach across the team and organization

Able to focus on detail within the bigger picture to provide a reliable, consistent service

Proven to be able to work individually to deliver results or as part of a small team.

To be responsible for installation/de-installation, configuration, maintenance and repair of systems and software.

To respond to customer requests/incidents and troubleshoot hardware-software problems.

Operational support - respond to all situations in accordance with Liberty Global procedures. Analyse, troubleshoot and react to issues promptly and professionally. Ensure the quality of your deliveries.

Administration - contribute to the overall administration of the environments. Troubleshoot and assist in the maintenance of all systems

Support in managing and deployment of new tools to improve ways of working and overall efficiency

Ensure Liberty Global is adopting and implementing best practice in systems & infrastructure

Support the design, build of new systems

Produce documentation and use any appropriate means to ensure effective communications of systems, processes and procedures to both internal and external parties

Keep updated on related/evolving standards & technologies to maintain technical excellence in your area

Comply to standards of physical security, capacity planning and other related industry standards

Record and maintain accurate incident and change records and logs

Proactively detect and report to management any operational threats

Ensure the operational availability of the systems and infrastructure


2+ years of experience with IT, preferably in a Telco/Cable Operator environment

2+ years proficiency administering Unix & Linux Operating systems (Solaris 10 & ll, RHEL 5/6/7, OEL 5/6/7)

2+ years proficiency with installing operating Systems including Solaris, RHEL Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux

2+ years proficiency of Virtualization Tooling including Oracle Virtual Machine, Solaris LDOM's & Zones

Awareness of security, hardening and patching

Awareness of Logical Volume disk management (Solaris Volume Manager & ZFS)

Effective time management, communication and organizational skills

Strong inter-personal communication skills, must be flexible and team player whilst retaining the ability to be self-reliant and work unsupervised

Must be able to learn new technologies and techniques quickly - often without formal training

Must have a very high level of self-motivation

In possession of a valid EU work permit, preferably already living in the Netherlands

Good command of the English language - other languages are a plus

Flexibility in working hours

Optional skills would include: VMware, Oracle engineered Systems, Veritas Volume manager

ITHR Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. ITHR Group is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 6 months