Senior UNIX Engineer

  • Job Reference: R20054271
  • Date Posted: 9 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Aegon UK
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  • Location: GBR Edinburgh Lochside Crescent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior UNIX Engineer


Location: Edinburgh (typically 2 days in the office per week, 3 from home)

Expected starting salary: £44,640 - £55,800

Closing date: Friday 22nd March

Who we are:

Global Technology Services (GTS) is Aegon s global IT partner that provides infrastructure services, information security and global/corporate application support for Aegon s businesses around the world. From 6 locations in the US, the Netherlands, UK, and Hungary, we support 20+ country units and 24000+ employees in the world. Our support consists of a wide range of centralized global IT services such as programming, database management, project management, agile/dev/ops, and more.

We continue to maximize the value from having a clear digital and data technology platform strategy that extends our ecosystem, as an approach to digitization, enhancing customer experience, and improving operational efficiency. All these teams work closely together to provide innovative and digital solutions as well as critical technology support. This is essential for enabling Aegon s businesses around the globe to be innovative, digital, and competitive, efficient, and effective, and to provide the best solutions and customer experience for our customers and shareholders.

The Job:

The Level 3 Global Server Team supports around 13,000 Windows and Linux/Unix servers located in a geographically dispersed hybrid environment. The successful candidate will work in one of the three Server Team workstreams - Content, Compliance, or Availability.

The successful candidate must demonstrate proven experience with investigating, diagnosing, and resolving issues in an enterprise server environment. A strong and confident team player must show initiative in continually improving the consistency, stability, and compliance of the server estate within an agile setting. They will be confident interacting with application owners, adhering to change process and mentoring. The role requires extensive knowledge and experience of Linux Servers. A basic knowledge of Windows Server, or a willingness to develop those skills is preferred to be successful in a mixed OS environment. The role relies heavily on automation tooling for software management and security compliance. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong experience and initiative in broadening and enhancing these capabilities.

What you will do:

  • Design, implement, and maintain Server infrastructure to ensure optimal performance, scalability, and security

  • Conduct regular system audits and implement improvements to enhance efficiency and reliability

  • Develop and implement processes and procedures that meet Aegon security and compliance standards

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute project plans, ensuring successful delivery within defined timelines

  • Mentor and coach other members of the team

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, recommending and implementing innovative solutions to drive continuous improvement

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • ITIL foundation, or experience of working in an ITIL environment

  • Proficiency in Proficiency in scripting languages such as Shell, Perl, or Python

  • Experience of Automation using Ansible, Tanium, Terraform or similar

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse complex issues and provide efficient solutions

  • Proven experience of managing Linux patching using Satellite server, or similar

  • Extensive experience as a Unix engineer, with a deep understanding of Unix-based operating systems, including but not limited to Linux and AIX

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and build relationships with diverse teams

It'd also be great - but not essential - if you have:

  • Experience of managing workloads across multiple platforms e.g.  VMWare, AWS and Azure

  • Experience of managing AIX

  • Active Directory skills

  • Project delivery skills working in small to large sized projects

Working Conditions:

  • Be available during core working hours

  • Will be part of an on-call rota - supporting 7 x 24 support

  • Participate in planned out of hours work

  • Need to have a global outlook to work and be able to work across Aegon's global footprint

What's in it for you?

  • A non-contributory pension between 8%-12%

  • A discretionary bonus, depending on personal and company performance

  • 34 days leave per year (including bank holidays, pro-rated for part-time)

We also offer private medical cover, life assurance, critical illness cover, enhanced parental leave and a variety of lifestyle benefits to help our staff live their best lives, including retail discount vouchers, cycle2work scheme, subsidised restaurant and online GP appointments.

The legal bits

We'll need you to confirm you have the right to work in the UK. If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing satisfactory references.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by visiting .