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Linux Systems/Network Administrator


Firebox has a permanent vacancy for our Linux Systems Administrator. This is an extremely challenging role, as you will be in charge of the security, uptime, hardware and general maintenance of the entire technical infrastructure at Firebox, including:
  • firewalls and network infrastructure (office and local data centre)
  • database servers
  • website servers
  • mail servers
  • file servers
  • development environment servers
  • general office IT
  • internet connectivity
  • miscellaneous systems, including phone system, office alarm system, etc
As well as having an excellent knowledge of the Linux OS and a passion for opensource, experience with OpenBSD PacketFilter, Postfix, OpenLDAP, IMAP and iptables is very desirable.

Main duties and responsibilities include the maintenance and upgrade of:
  • Webservers (nginx/apache/varnish)
  • Networks (OpenLDAP; TCP/IP networking; PF; CARP; DNS (bind); DHCP; OpenVPN; OpenSSH; IPSEC VPN)
  • Firewalls and general network security
  • Email servers (Postfix SMTP with antivirus and spam filtering; Cyrus IMAP email storage)
  • Solaris file servers (ZFS; Samba; NFS; Zone management)
  • Desktop and office equipment support (Windows 7, Mac OSX and Ubuntu desktops; printers; wifi)
  • "Dual elephant" Stack; PHP and PostgreSQL
Other duties:
  • Backups
  • Domain name management
  • Enforcing PCI DSS Policy
  • Managing cloud services
  • Maintaining Alarm and Access lists
Other desirable skills:
  • KVM Hypervisors
  • OpenBSD/RHEL Linux
  • Scripting and version control (Bash, Ruby, PHP w/ Git)
  • Infrastructure monitoring (Zabbix)
  • Configuration management (Chef)
  • GnuPG Experience
This role is extremely varied, and you will need to grasp a large variety of different technologies.

You will be based at our Shoreditch office (map) but occasionally be required to attend the data centre (also in Shoreditch).

Firebox is a 16 year young, profitable and growing company. We create and find amazing products from across the globe and offer great customer service. We're looking for a great sys admin to join our small technical team.

Salary: negotiable
Contact: tom.boardman@firebox.com


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About Us:

We are Firebox.com. We sell the coolest things you can buy; from Food & Drink, Gifts and Clothing to Gadgets, Home & Lifestyle, Art and much more.

We want to be a category of one. We’ve got big plans and we need more great people to help us achieve them.

Established in 1998, we’re older than Amazon.co.uk and Google. We’re ‘just’ a bit smaller.

We’re looking for talented, passionate, smart and fun people to join our family.

Based in swanky offices in The Tea Building, Shoreditch (E1 - map). No dress code. Two small office dogs.

What we offer:
  • Open plan office
  • No dress code (within reason!) - definitely no suits
  • Great opportunity to understand how an e-commerce company works
  • Freebies
  • Staff Discount
  • Two office dogs to play with

Apply for this position:

Please send us your C.V. and covering email explaining why you want to work for Firebox to tom.boardman@firebox.com. No agencies please.

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