IT Infrastructure Engineer - Linux

Euro Car Parts Ltd
Tamworth, Staffordshire
11 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

Founded in 1978 by Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, Euro Car Parts Ltd, part of the LKQ Corporation, is the largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK. We employ 11,500 employees with over 300 branches, 14 hubs, 4 National Distribution Centres and our Head Office functions in both Wembley and our new premises in Tamworth, as well as Technical Sales Trainers and Specialist Teams.

We distribute parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles and have over 140,000 different stocked part numbers, significantly exceeding our competitors and this number is constantly growing.

The Opportunity:

Job Purpose:

The primary responsibility with this role is to support and enhance the IT Infrastructure for Euro Car Parts and its subsidiaries. The role is primarily focused around infrastructure operations, and all associated Infrastructure initiatives to enhance the stability, performance and security of the Infrastructure estates. A wide-ranging role within the infrastructure operations function, but with a focus on our Linux estate, and Euro Car Parts e-commerce environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform and assist others with troubleshooting of issues and problems including root cause analysis.

Serve as a project resource to successfully complete assigned tasks on time and on budget.

Liaise with other technical team leads, architects and managers on project scope, cost, and technical designs.

Partner engagement and orchestration - ensure change quality and strategic alignment.

Prepare and deliver status reports for current activities and projects.

Perform regular server maintenance including the patch and update management of server, components and hardware.

Perform other technical functions related to the Microsoft Windows server, and network environment as requested by management.

Core Experience / Skills:

Ideally from an e-commerce background, with exposure to Load Balancer concepts, Apache config management, SSL certificate management is essential

Linux and Windows server support as part of a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is essential

Linux Administration

Strong knowledge in Configuration Management & Delivery, with knowledge of Ansible or Puppet

Supporting core trading systems within Linux is essential

Dealing with software faults by solving and diagnosing

Working knowledge of PowerShell/Python/Bash for automation

Previous experience working in datacentre facilities

Knowledge of clustering concepts, with knowledge of Galera cluster

Solid knowledge of virtualised server and cloud-based environments - VMware/AWS

Solid Networking knowledge in TCP/IP and other key protocols

Be part of incident response, support changes and project implementations, sometimes at unsociable hours.

5+ years' experience as an Infrastructure Engineer

2+ years' experience supporting a Linux working environment

Hours of Work:

Core hours are Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. In addition, 1 week per month on call responsibility.

How we reward:Your career with Euro Car Parts is only limited by your ambition and will to succeed.
For exceeding expectations in this fiercely competitive market we offer:

·A highly competitive salary

·Genuine career progression

·Holiday discounts with cashback

·Up to 40% discount for tickets to major family attractions and cinemas

·Up to 20% discount for various high street retailers

·Plus amazing deals and discounts for 3,000 gyms in the UK

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