Linux SME/Team Leader

BAE Systems
Dorset, England, Christchurch
Up to £50000 per annum
05 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018
Sophie Ttophi

Linux SME/Team Leader

Are you a Linux Subject Matter Expert (SME) wanting to provide technical leadership to a small but growing team of engineers? Are you passionate about using innovative technology? We currently have a vacancy for a Linux SME based at our Christchurch site.

As a Linux SME you will be focussed on the delivery of Linux capability to support a number of projects. The team that you will lead is currently in the process of conducting a technical refresh of our Linux estate, comprising both RHEL and custom Linux, in order to support the next generation of our secure solutions. This technical refresh comes at an exciting time in the delivery of our projects, covering an upgrade to RHEL 7 as well as the implementation of test automation.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver innovative technology solutions, as well as lead a team of engineers and inspire them to be the best that they can be.

Your main responsibilities as a Linux SME will involve:

Providing technical leadership

Developing packages of work

Leading design and development activity

Implementing automated testing of development output

Managing the technical activity required to maintain the security accreditation of our delivered solutions

This role is based in our Christchurch office but occasional travel to customer sites in the south of England will be required.

Your skills and qualifications as a Linux SME:

- Linux system administration

- Containerisation

- Automation

- Orchestration

- Networking

- Configuration management

- Security hardening

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant STEM subject, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements. You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance.

What we're looking for in you:

Due to the nature of the systems that we deliver, unconventional application of technology is often required, so this role is well-suited to a creative thinker with a willingness to quickly learn new technologies. Crucially, we are looking for somebody who has strong experience as the focal point for a team, providing the technical leadership that is required to help us meet our delivery objectives.

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant STEM subject, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements. You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Salary: Up to £50,000

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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