Senior Linux Hosting Engineer

By Neal Wilkinson on 7th April, 2016.

Job Specification: Senior Linux Hosting Engineer

Salary: Very Competitive


A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Secura’s Operations department for an experienced Senior Linux Hosting Engineer. The senior hosting engineer will play a key role within the operations team, provisioning new cloud services for customers, managing events and incidents via the Service Desk and ensuring peak performance of Secura’s Virtual Private Cloud infrastructure.

The role will be ideal for an experienced linux centric hosting engineer who can hit the ground running and is looking to take their development and skills to the next level, with day-to-day, hands-on experience with the very latest VMware virtualisation technologies in a newly commissioned, cutting-edge cloud platform.

The role offers a generous base salary and bonus scheme, with a clearly defined training and development path to continually advance your knowledge and skills.


  • Provisioning cloud services to new customers
  • Proactively manage events and incidents as they arise through the Secura Service Desk
  • Manage scheduled maintenance tasks
  • Manage technical risks to customer platforms and Secura
  • Ensure Secura systems are running at peak performance levels and are maintaining a high level of availability
  • Ensure team processes are adhering to company policies
  • Participate on the on-call rota

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have worked within a managed service provider for a number of years.

Furthermore, the candidate will have a knowledge of or be certified in the following technologies:

  • VCloud Director
  • VSphere
  • Linux – Centos/Redhat/Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora
  • Multi-tier high availability Linux-based web architectures – HAProxy, Varnish, NGINX, PHP-FPM, MySQL etc.
  • Orchestration tools – Puppet, Chef etc.

The candidate will also have experience of and be willing to participate in:

  • ITIL systems (or similar)
  • Participating in 24/7 on-call rota
  • Windows Server

Additional skills and certifications that would be of benefit for this role include:

  • Certification in networking disciplines
  • Certification in storage technologies
  • Experience with scripting languages (PowerShell, Perl, PHP, VBScript etc.)

What We Offer

We always look to develop our team and promote internally and this role will be a great opportunity to build a career with a rapidly growing business and work with some very experienced and successful technical experts on a clearly defined development path.

You will receive:

  • Generous base salary and bonus structure
  • Clearly defined development and training path
  • 25 days holiday
  • Private medical insurance

About Secura

Secura Hosting is specialist cloud hosting provider that is going places. We have been established for 13 years but we operate with the energy and enthusiasm of a start-up.

We made a significant new investment in the business in 2014 and our new technology platform and expanded commercial function has driven huge growth over the last 24 months.

We work as a team, with motivated members of staff who have the autonomy and responsibility for their own projects and work hard to do the very best job possible.

If you’re excited by the idea of working in a dynamic and exciting environment where you can make a real contribution to the success of the business, then come and talk to us.

For more information on this role please contact:

Secura Recruitment
0207 183 2540

Please Note:

No agencies please.

Neal Wilkinson

Head of Marketing

Neal works in the marketing team at Secura and makes sure everyone uses the correct font size on their emails. Sometimes he succeeds.

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