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Linux Architect - SC cleared *

Job Title: Linux Architect - SC cleared *
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 4
REF: FJS - 01 - LA_1526907805
Contact Name: John Anakwenze
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 months ago

Job Description

Great opportunity available for a Linux Architect with high and low level design background to come on-board and work for a global IT company based in Basingstoke - Hampshire. This will be a 4 month initial contract position with competitive rates on offer.

Mandatory Skills Required:

  • In-depth knowledge on RHEL/Centos, Debien/Ubuntu, Suse
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux shell and scripting
  • In-depth knowledge of infrastructure automation with any of the following: Puppet, Chef, Ansible or equivalent
  • In-depth knowledge of Docker container technology
  • In-depth knowledge of virtualisation and "baremetal" provisioning
  • Experience of Linux OS Hardening using: SELinux, iptables/firewallD, PKI
  • Good understanding of Networking/LDAP/DNS/DHCP services/Monitoring solutions


Role is to perform High and low level design and implementation.

Creation of a hardened Linux (specific OS not known) build VM template, using public domain Ansible OS hardening scripts.

Installation of a YUM Repository on an internet connected VM, and a process for transferring packages from an internet connected repository into a repository in an air gapped environment.

Creation of a PXE Server, with YUM package repository and DHCP which will operate in an air gapped environment.

Creation of a Linux Build Image to be served from the PXE Server, with kickstart scripting to achieve an unattended install of a base OS, configuring install language, disk, etc.

Due to the secure nature of this role the successful candidate will require SC clearance prior to starting

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