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Senior Linux System Administrator - Team Leader

Job Title:
Senior Linux System Administrator - Team Leader

Job Ref:

Brackley (part remote working available)

Property Software


Job Description

Property Software Group

The Property Software Group is the UK`s largest supplier of software solutions to the property industry and is part of ZPG Property Services. Approximately 40,000 agents from 8,000 estate & letting agency branches use our software, supported by our team of over 240 staff operating from four UK locations.

Linux Sys Admin Team Leader

The successful Senior Linux Sys Admin Team Leader will be joining an established Infrastructure team where you will be responsible for the delivery of the ongoing security, continuous improvement, general maintenance, support and availability of our application platforms.

You will manage the daily work load defined & driven by the business, projects and daily tasks reporting to the Director of Infrastructure. This is a very much hands on role with team responsibilities.

You will play a key role in the delivery of our infrastructure roadmap, supporting the business to develop, create and deliver world class applications for our customers and can expect to be involved in every step of our delivery process from provisioning development environments, build and test infrastructure, automated deployment systems and proactive system and application monitoring.

The successful candidate is likely to have a background in Systems Administration or as a Systems Architect from within a company developing or hosting SaaS platforms who can also demonstrate experience with team management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop our production On-Premise and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Participate in the ongoing proactive and reactive system maintenance
  • Identify ways to improve security, scalability, performance and reliability of our application platforms
  • Lead and motivate your team members, providing technical guidance and setting challenging objectives
  • Promote best practices within the team
  • Act as one of our SME`s for the platforms you will support
  • Daily monitoring of the systems; identify and implement the best technical solutions, system upgrades, as well as seeking innovative ways to simplify and where possible automate system administration tasks
  • Keep up to date with new technologies and analyse their possible use within our platforms
  • Carryout occasional work out of standard business hours when maintaining systems, deploying new servers or responding to any issues that occur.
  • Document system design and procedures ensuring documentation and procedures are always up to date
  • Actively participate in the IT on-call rota
  • Provide accurate estimates for effort required to complete work assignments.
  • Supporting, mentoring and helping others within the team
  • You will be the main face of infrastructure within target product teams

Skills required:


  • Well-rounded knowledge of virtualisation, cloud based systems and SaaS
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: High sense of ownership and urgency with experience in managing a small team to get the job done and deliver upon the objectives and goals of the business.
  • Excellent Linux skills, and experience with operating systems such as Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu etc.
  • Experience with the following technologies: DNS, Nagios, Bash, Shell, PHP, Python, Ansible, CHEF, Puppet, Nginx, RabbitMQ, Redis and HA Proxy
  • Experienced with MySQL/MariaDB
  • Experienced developing and managing server build systems and system upgrades and processes
  • Demonstrable experience of troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experience working with developers in a dev-ops environment
  • A quick learner of new technologies and able to provide technical guidance on their use across the wider team

Desirable Skills:

  • Experienced or extremely familiar with tools like Jenkins, Ansible or Salt
  • Experienced managing cloud based systems like AWS and RackSpace
  • Good experience supporting websites using the LAMP stack

ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, uSwitch, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.

We are also one of the leading residential property data and software providers with a range of products including Hometrack, Calcasa, TechnicWeb, Ravensworth, Alto, Jupix, ExpertAgent, PropertyFile and MoveIT. Our websites and apps attract over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners use our services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder; CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.

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