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Linux/Automation Consultant

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


Group Professional Services encompasses Consultancy in the UK & France together with the Project practices across the UK, France and Germany. We are made of up of over 1,000 skilled practitioners with deep expertise across core infrastructure technologies and industry standard architecture and project management methodologies.

All roles within Computacenter GPS will: 
•    Actively maintain skills with current and future market developments, technologies, product and Computacenter strategies. 
•    Build and enhance relationships with peers, Computacenter's Account Teams and Partners 
•    Act in accordance with Computacenter Information Security Policies and report any potential or actual security events or other security risks to the organisation 


Job Introduction
Computacenter are building on their heritage of enterprise datacenter transformation services and become a leading EMEA partner for Red Hat. 
You’ll be part of a Practice, within the UK Professional Services function, supporting the business in either project or consultancy led engagements. 
•    You’ll have clear areas of accountability and will work normally as part of a team as a subject matter expert in the field of Linux/Automation and DevOps, containers and cloud native technologies. Occasionally on smaller engagements you may work on your own or directly embedded within the client organisation.
•    Your primary function will be the technical delivery of solutions for our clients.
•    You’ll also form part of a wider community of Consultants and will have the opportunity to actively contribute to initiatives either specifically aligned to team, community, or wider Practice. 
•    The role is a consulting / delivery role, the right candidates will be engaging and articulate IT professionals, 


Role Responsibility
You will be responsible for engaging with solution stakeholders, to consult and help achieve enterprise adoption of a new patching and reporting solution based on Ansible, across Red Hat Opensource stack of products. The role requires an individual who can work well within the consulting teams and has a proven track record in delivering Linux and Ansible solutions. You will need to have experience in automation of solutions and have a passion for opensource technologies.


Main Responsibilities

●    Consult and advise on complex enterprise RHEL/Satellite/OpenShift solutions, across Hybrid and Multi-Cloud provider infrastructures and services 
●    Work with Solutions Architects and Infrastructure engineers to design and accelerate customer adoption of patching solution
●    Provide hands-on creation and support in implementing patching RHEL Linux solutions and proving application build pipeline automation for processes
●    Prepare, attend and present at customer workshops and meetings 
●    Provide qualification of solutions approach and produce engagement documentation for internal and external consumption.
●    Define solutions, technologies and standards to blueprint best practice within the technology tower. 
●    Implement solutions for customers consistently and with quality, using our methodologies and processes.
●    Produce high quality assignment documentation and assure with consistency and accuracy within a solution. 
●    Work as part of a team defining, designing, and implementing solutions for our customers.
●    Attend customer meetings to present solutions from a technical and implementation approach. 
●    Highlight any technical risks that may impact the success of the solution for our client.
●    Be a highly motivated self-starter and take responsibility for your continuous learning and development.


The Ideal Candidate
●    Qualified or accredited in appropriate technologies. 
●    Works under general direction.  
●    Uses discretion in identifying and responding to complex issues and assignments.  
●    Receives specific direction, accepts guidance and has work reviewed at agreed milestones.  
●    Determines when issues should be escalated to a higher level.  
●    Interacts with and influences colleagues and has working level contact with customers, suppliers and partners.  
●    Interacts with and may influence immediate colleagues.  
●    May have some external contact with customers, suppliers and partners.  
●    May have more influence in own domain.  
●    Aware of need to collaborate with team and represent users/customer needs. 
●    Performs a range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine, in a variety of environments.  
●    Applies methodical approach to issue definition and resolution. 
●    Demonstrates application of essential generic knowledge typically found in industry bodies of knowledge.  
●    Absorbs new information when it is presented systematically and applies it effectively. 
●    Demonstrates effective communication skills. 
●    Plans, schedules and monitors own work (and that of others where applicable) competently within limited deadlines and according to relevant legislation, standards and procedures. 
●    Contributes fully to the work of teams. Appreciates how own role relates to other roles and to the business of the employer or client. 
●    Demonstrates an analytical and systematic approach to issue resolution. 
●    Takes the initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities. 
●    Understands how own role impacts security and demonstrates routine security practice and knowledge required for own work.


●    Excellent Linux administration skills, ideally RHCE, RHCSA preferred, if a certification is cited then certificate numbers MUST be supplied
●    Experience of working with Satellite essential, if a certification is cited then certificate number MUST be supplied
●    Excellent skills with Ansible over at least two years, if a certification is cited then certificate number MUST be supplied. Use of Ansible for system state recording and update management would be advantageous
●    A portfolio of Ansible code would be highly advantageous, this could be submitted by giving <suitable account> repository read access on github, or supplying details to another hosting site
●    Candidates must expect a thorough technical vetting


Secondary Skills
●    A configuration management tool such as Puppet, Chef or Saltstack
●    At least one scripting language such as Python, PowerShell, Bash etc.
●    Application development in a language such as Python, Javascript, Go, Java, C# 
●    A distributed version control system such as Git.
●    CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins
●    Infrastructure as Code using tools such as Terraform


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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