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Linux System Administrator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you have a Linux and  VMware technology background and have worked with SAN infrastructure and storage management?  You could be our new Linux System Administrator. Come join  talented Serco team at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. 

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.
We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Serco and Proud - Make a difference every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Linux System Administrator,  based in Cologne, Germany.

The position is offered as a fixed-term contract until 30/04/2021.


Role Responsibility

As Linux System Administrator you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  • Plan for future expansion requirements in collaboration with Service Manager and Data and IT architect;
  • Collaborate with IT assurance and performance officer to analyse and sustain capacity and performance requirements;
  • Management of COTS and in-house developed (bespoke) software solutions
  • Administer virtualization and storage infrastructure.

Successful Candidate

Do you think you are the person we are looking for? See below what experience or knowledge you should bring:

  • Experience with VMware technology products
  • Experience with SAN infrastructure and storage management; 
  • Strong professional experience of Linux operating systems and the management aspect of them such as: Patching, Automation, Security/Hardening;
  • VMware vSphere virtualization infrastructure. Administration of vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, etc.
  • Proven experience with  Linux OS (RedHat/CentOS is preferred)
  • Linux script based automation: Bash, Expect
  • SAN architecture, CISCO and/or BROCADE FC Zoning
  • EMC2 and/or NetApp storage infrastructure
  • Optional (will be considered as advantage)
  • Symantec SEP for AV processing
  • Integrations to Microsoft SCCM (for inventory) and SCOM (for monitoring)
  • Programming skills: c/c++, perl, php.



Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

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Package Description

What we offer if you join our amazing team:

• Competitive Salary 

• Corporate Benefits Package 

• Exciting relocation package​ (if applicable) 

• Company events


About the Company

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. In Europe, Serco supports governments and international organisations in the delivery of essential public services with operations in Belgium, France and French Guyana, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland.

What connects the ever growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service and to keep ahead we have to constantly evolve and enhance the way we deliver our services and everyone in Serco has a role to play. We have a mandate to execute brilliantly and our people lead and inspire based on our core values, Trust, Care, Pride and Innovation.

As a business which delivers “front-line” public services, employing tens of thousands of people, we are constantly developing and promoting people; our need for skilled professionals is insatiable and few companies can offer as many opportunities for individuals to grow their careers.

A career with Serco offers the chance to work with both inspirational people and innovative contracts, in a dynamic and exciting environment.

If you share our values and want to join a team of over 50,000 passionate colleagues globally we want to hear from you.

Make a difference every day.

Take pride in what you do!

Serco European Agencies

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