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21st Jun

System Administrator

— One of the UK's top trade retailers

Northamptonshire, UK
Up to £55,000
  • The chance to work for a growing and very well-established business, who had their best year in 2021 despite the global pandemic.
  • Work with a FTSE 100 business who have been listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.
  • Excellent salary and benefits package with great opportunity to learn and progress.
We are working with one of the UKs top trade retailers who are going through a significant period of growth. Despite there being a global pandemic, this business had their best year in 2021 with sales circa 2.1b and their tech team continues to grow. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Sitecore Developer to move into a Lead role.  

What you will be doing:

Working as part of a team of Systems Administrators, you will proactively monitor and report on capacity and performance of Howdens Linux and AIX platforms, provide detailed 2nd/3rd level design and support for Linux and AIX platforms and, also participate in IS projects by providing expert support and guidance.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Manager, you will be an excellent communicator, confidently presenting your ideas to colleagues and effectively building relationships with and managing 3rd party suppliers.

What expereince you will need:
  • Design, implementation and administration of Linux systems (including but not limited to RHEL and SLES).
  • Delivering and supporting high availability architecture and solutions.
  • RedHat satellite server.
  • Shell scripting (Bash and Korn).
  • Familiar with the principle of server performance analysis and tuning.
  • Monitoring, alerting and dash-boarding using tools such as NIMON, Zabbix, Grafana.
  • Automation technologies (including, but not limited to, Ansible, Terraform).
What you will get in return for your talents:

As well as a generous salary of up to £55,000,  you will also be entitled to a company bonus of 15% of your annual salary. 25 days plus the bank holidays. Excellent pension plan amongst other great benefits. Clear progression plan and the opportunity to climb the ladder in a FTSE 100 company.

What next?

If this role sounds like it could your next career move, please apply with your CV. You can also email Gareth at or apply with your most up to date CV.
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Who's managing this role?

Gareth Hollywell

Gareth Hollywell

— Recruiter Technology (London)

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