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Linux Systems Administrator (UK) - ObjectRocket

Linux Systems Administrator (UK) - ObjectRocket

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UK-Greater London-Hayes
System Administration / Engineering

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

ObjectRocket is a young company with big goals. We want to build the next generation of Database as a Service, and we need your help. We need folks who want to build something that hasn't been done yet, is hard, yet fantastically rewarding.


You’ll have the opportunity to work with a broad range of technologies, in particular Hadoop, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and Redis. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for owning the full customer experience; this includes communication with customers via our ticketing system and phones, working complex problems and owning issues through to resolution.


You’re a seasoned Systems Administrator and technical jack of all trades with top-notch people skills looking to join a fast-paced team building huge things. You prefer an agile work environment and possess the self-motivation to thrive in it. Your written communication skills are the stuff of legends.


You have an uncanny ability to solve issues with technologies you’ve never seen before after a few minutes of research. You are, above all, a problem solver.


  • Tenured Linux knowledge with CentOS, RHEL and/or Ubuntu
  • Functional virtualization knowledge with KVM, Xen and/or OpenVZ
  • Prior training or experience installing, configuring and optimizing Hadoop, MongoDB and/or Redis
  • In-depth knowledge of bash/shell scripting and working knowledge in at least one other language.
  • Python or Java preferred.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Passion for collaboration


Nice to haves


  • Working knowledge of storage tech such as SSDs, RAID and lvm2
  • Nagios/Icinga and New Relic experience.
  • Experience administering web and application servers running Apache, Nginx and Gunicorn
  • Active in the technical and open source community (e.g. participating in blogging, tweeting and social coding are all very desirable)
  • Database administration experience with other NoSQL solutions (e.g. HBase and Elasticsearch).
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL, Cassandra and/or other RDBMS technologies.
  • Experience with the Hortonworks sandbox environment