Systems Administrator - UK - Brighton

About Us
Catalyst IT is part of a global team of skilled open source technologists, with our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New Zealand and the UK. We specialise in developing, designing and supporting enterprise grade systems using open source technologies.

About this role
The System Administration and Operations team delivers support, maintenance and architecture services to a range of clients and systems. The nature of the work is varied and you may find yourself taking the lead role on one or more projects as well as providing general systems support. We value learning and development and encourage each other to discover and work with unfamiliar technologies.

This role is based in our Brighton, UK Office.

Areas you might work in as part of this team are:

  • Cloud  and virtualisation technologies (including modern Cloud environments and libvirt based traditional virtualisation) 
  • Diagnosing and solving hardware and software problems
  • Administering production Ubuntu Linux systems
  • Open source software web servers and software databases
  • Datacentre networking environments
  • Deploying software in a secure, scalable and maintainable manner 

Who are we looking for?
You will have familiarity with Linux and the core command line tools, either from a System Administration or Operations role or personal use (if this is the case please outline your experience in your cover letter).

You will definitely need:

  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies and work in a team
  • Ability to organise yourself and to adapt in a fast moving, busy environment
  • Experience working exclusively in Linux environments.

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of tools and technologies we like to use and see on CVs:

  • AWS, Azure or Catalyst Cloud (openstack)
  • Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
  • Docker,  KVM
  • PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB
  • Redis, Memcached
  • Nginx, HA Proxy, Apache
  • Python, Bash, Git
  • Open  Compute hardware

Why work for Catalyst?
Being a good employer is really important to us. We pay our staff a fair wage and make sure they have any support they need to grow their skills. We get together every Friday afternoon to relax, share company news from around the world and celebrate the achievements of our staff. We also offer health insurance, flexible working hours, plenty of training opportunities, and a great central location.

If this sounds like you please apply with CV and Cover Letter to

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