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Linux Consultant

Location: UK - Mobile England, UK - London, UK - Birmingham, UK - Manchester, UK - Nottingham | Job-ID: 32081 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Flexible Location
UK Wide Travel


Job Introduction
Computacenter are building on their heritage of enterprise data centre transformation services and have become a leading EMEA partner for Red Hat. We are looking for an experienced Linux specialist to support the pre-sales and delivery of its enterprise Linux propositions. As a senior consulting role, the right candidates will be engaging and articulate IT professionals, with proven hands-on experience of designing and delivering Linux solutions, ideally with experience of Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Satellite server.  A knowledge of OpenShift  or any other RHEL technology stack is highly desirable, as is a knowledge of automation using ansible or puppet.


Role Responsibility
You will be responsible for engaging with solution/cloud stakeholders, to consult and help achieve enterprise adoption, utilising the Red Hat Opensource stack of products. The role requires an individual who can keep up to speed with this fast-evolving area of Opensource technologies, work well within consulting teams and has a proven track record in delivering Linux solutions. You will have experience in automation of solutions and have a passion for opensource technologies.

  • Solution Design 
  • Design and configuration of high availability and disaster recovery scenarios
  • Designing robust implementation and migration plans;
  • RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift Server solution performance tuning and health checks
  • Proven troubleshooting skills 
  • Scalability planning 
  • RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift Server maintenance and operations 


In addition, the candidate will need experience in conducting technical performance and scalability reviews, RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift Server design reviews, RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift Server High Availability reviews, etc ...


Main Responsibilities

  • Consult and advise on complex enterprise RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift solutions, across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud provider infrastructures and services
  • Work with sales and consulting peers to understand and assist customers in building open source adoption strategies
  • Work with Solutions Architects and Infrastructure engineers to design and accelerate customer adoption of cloud technologies
  • Provide hands-on support in implementing RHEL Linux solutions and proving application build pipeline automation for processes
  • Prepare, attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
  • Work with sales and consulting peers to improve current and develop future service offerings and value propositions


The Ideal Candidate

  • Certified in RedHat Linux to at least Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) level
  • A detailed knowledge of the RHEL operating system and key components such as SELinux.
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience in common programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, C)
  • Demonstrate experience of automation for infrastructure using ansible, puppet or similar
  • Experience of developing and implementing Red Hat Satellite server designs.
  • A good knowledge of the Red Hat Opensource technology stack, ideally with exposure to OpenShift, Openstack, ansible tower or RHV
  • Understanding of container runtime, orchestrator, networking and storage concepts.
  • Experience of source code control systems – ideally Git.
  • Working knowledge of application security best practices, and methods required to secure RHEL systems automated pipelines and operations.
  • An enthusiastic approach and deep interest in Opensource technologies



  • Red Hat Certified system administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?


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