Dev/SysOps Manager

  • Propeller Studios Ltd
  • Hitchin, United Kingdom
  • Nov 16, 2017
Full time IT Manager

Job Description

‘Propeller Studios Ltd is a successful and growing cloud-based SaaS IT software business, based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, with a national client base.  Our customer satisfaction KPI is close to 100% which we have achieved through a proactive, polite and “we are here to help and solve your problems” attitude.’

Due to our growth we are now looking for a senior member of staff to join us in the role of Dev/SysOps Manager.


The Role

You will be managing our local and remote mirrored server and network array on a day-to-day basis, addressing support requests and requirements for new infrastructure / software from the development team. You will be working with the broader business in order to solve customer issues such as integrations requirements. You will design, implement, and maintain practices and infrastructure to support the delivery of secure and robust technology solutions. The role will include hardware, configuration, and software changes, as well as the maintenance of critical components which include backup systems, anniversaries of licences and certifications, security, and compliance reporting. You will also be asked to aid in developing the client's infrastructure using automated tools, and writing software. You will be a member of the 24/7 critical incident response team.

In the initial period you will be supported by our existing IT consultant in this area, with an objective of independent management after a six month period.

Key Skills

  • High level of experience in Linux operating systems
  • LAMP stack setup and maintenance
  • Microsoft Hyper-V setup and maintenance
  • Physical and virtual network engineering
  • Storage area networks
  • MySQL server setup and optimisation (partitioning, clustering, etc.)
  • E-Mail server setup and maintenance
  • Server load balancing
  • IP address management, procurement, and routing tables
  • Fundamental knowledge of virtualised servers and network systems
  • Physical and virtual redundancy practises
  • Firewall and Web Application Filter setup and maintenance
  • SSL/TLS protocol and certificate maintenance
  • Security focused network and access restriction
  • Setup and maintenance of backup systems
  • Setup and maintenance of error reporting systems
  • Ability to apply updates, patches, and reconfigure live systems
  • Server log file analysis
  • Highly experienced trouble shooting for network, operating system, and application level issues

We emphasise that Linux experience is a necessary qualification to apply for the position.


Salary of £50,000 per annum, 23 days paid holiday in addition to bank holidays, employer contributory pension scheme.


We are an equal opportunities employer accredited to ISO27001


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