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Network/systems engineer (GNU/Linux environment)

You will be working for The Positive Internet Company as Network/systems engineer (GNU/Linux environment)

Network/Systems Engineer at The Positive Internet Company

The company

Very few organisations focus on GNU/Linux and Free Software like Positive does. From the company’s desktop machines through to complex computing clusters, as well as in much of our networking stacks, our commitment to free and open source software shines through. Would you be interested in a rare opportunity to work for a company with that dedication?

Positive Internet has been providing managed-cloud services based on Free/Open Software for nearly 20 years, and we have a position available to join our lively team providing support for a range of GNU/Linux systems running secure networked services for some of the globe’s biggest brands.

Based in central London with our own data centre in Cambridgeshire and PoPs in the Docklands and Manchester, Positive also owns a subdisiary in the United States.

Plase note that while we have ticked "remote working possible" this is principally a position based EITHER in London or Cambridgeshire with some home-working permitted.

The role

We seek someone with experience in networking, system administration, and DevOps to join us as a Network/Systems Engineer, at an initial salary between £30,000 and £40,000 p/a. Starting salary dependent on experience and location; Positive offers excellent prospects for career development.

You will be fluent in TCP/IP network terminology and an interest in routing and network management is a must. You should ideally have experience with Juniper and/or CISCO hardware and configuration alongside an interest in Open Source networking. You will also have experience in some aspects of GNU/Linux sysadmin, tuning the LAMP stack, shell scripting, DevOps methodologies, configuring HA hardware, software and storage clusters.

Reporting to the CTO with respect to policy, and to the Technical Team Manager for everyday tasks, you will, nonetheless, be expected to work autonomously on a number of projects for the company and its clients, ranging from configuring and tuning new private clouds to coordinating technical relationships with our network service providers.

You will have the full assistance of the Positive team, as well as third-party support for external routing, network maintenance, and incident response.


We can offer this position in one of two locations either working from our offices in Soho, the very heart of London’s West End or in the NOC of our wholly-owned data centre in Cambridgeshire (by train, 14 minutes from Peterborough, 30 minutes from Cambridge).

Whilst your role will generally be an on-premises position, we will offer some home-working opportunities. You will join the Technical Team on-call rota which involves occasional weekend working remunerated separately.

Positive gives a good holiday allowance (25 days + bank holidays + goodwill days around Christmas/New Year), lots of training opportunities, funding to attend free software conferences such as FOSDEM and network-related training/conferences, company mobile phone, and the chance to work with some of the best free software experts in the business.


This position should interest anyone with a networking/sysadmin skills-mix who wants to work with Linux in a completely Windows-free zone. If you are interested please send an email and CV (PDF only, please) to jobs@positive-internet.com. Please ensure the subject line of your email includes the job title “Network/Systems Engineer”.

The Job

Team/Dept: Technical

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: yes

Level of experience required:

Salary/package: £30000-£40000 exc bonuses, overtime.


This is remote working job

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Amazing opportunity to work in a networking/sysadmin mixed-role in a Free/Open Source company