Linux System Administrator


linux mysql percona aws Bristol, UK

We are looking for an experienced Linux System Administrator to ensure server security (account management, patching, access control etc.); manage monitoring and alerting (resource usage, capacity, etc.); contribute to our disaster planning strategy, specifically in the areas of HA (high availability); contribute to the optimisation of our application by intelligent use of the Linux OS and associated tools; support our developers in debugging and improving code and systems; and help with the intelligent automation of as many system tasks as possible.

There will also be some Windows System Administration tasks.

Our application delivers around 200 million ads and processes, and approximately £6m worth of transactions every month, across 8 countries, all timezones and many languages. We have an exemplary record for both availability and stability. As we expand, we are looking to further strengthen this area.

Our systems are distributed across several data centres and companies. We have around 12 physical production servers along with a small number of VMs. We run machines on redhat enterprise server and Debian. We also run separate test and development environments.

About us...

Webgains is a leader in performance marketing, working for almost 15 years on behalf of clients such as Nike, Samsung, Mothercare and over 1500 others. We are at the first steps of a transformational project to further future proof our proposition and platform. We have a plan to double the size and reach of our business within the next few years and for this we seek the very best people out there to help us on this journey.

We’re ambitious but the environment is relaxed and sociable. The only thing we demand is that you never stop learning. We’ll give you the independence and support to produce your best work.

About you...

You enjoy working with people and are a good communicator. You enjoy working as part of a team but are able to organise and prioritise your own work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility and pride in successfully performing your duties.

You will have the following technical skills…




Hardware management

Software installation and management

Networking, including TCP/IP and routing

Performance analysis

Apache web server admin

MySQL admin

Percona set up and installation

DNS management

Shell scripting

Windows Server 2008

Desktop management

Domain controllers/active directory

Security Policies

Patch management

Experience of using AWS and Amazon Cloud