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Systems Administrator - Linux

Location: Bristol, England.
Company Description:

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specialises in the delivery of unique, personalised customer experiences across platforms and devices. We call it ‘people-based’ marketing, and with over 25 years’ experience, we are proud to be recognised as a global leader.

Merkle’s heritage in data, technology and analytics is the foundation for our understanding of consumer insights that drives our people-based marketing strategies. Combined with our expertise in performance creative and media, we can then offer our clients content-driven, contextual and compelling customer experiences that drive business growth.

In 2016, the agency joined dentsu, one of the world’s biggest media companies to form the Customer Experience Management (CXM) Line of Business.

Job Description:

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual with circa 3 years’ experience to join our Platform Team working as a Systems Administrator. The candidate will be given exposure to some of the latest technologies available in platform solutions. A perfect opportunity for someone with a passion for technology and innovative ideas.

Life as a Systems Administrator at Merkle

The successful candidate will join an exciting team that's working across various platforms with multiple clients to support. This is an exciting opportunity for a Systems Administrator to join our team. The individual will be responsible for administering and maintaining Big Data, Informatica, NiFi and Cloud Environments.

The role will involve using the strong career framework at Merkle to develop the candidate's skills and capability to resolve application issues on Data platforms (primarily on Hadoop, NiFi and Informatica) and Cloud platforms (AWS, Google, and Azure).

The role responsibilities include managing and implementing changes to our platforms, provide high levels of reliability, maintenance, and support. We are looking for someone to join our team who can prioritise and adapt to rapid change within our business. The successful candidate will be a resilient character with the ability to create and drive ideas and undertake cloud training to ensure their skills remain relevant to the future of our organization's cloud strategies.

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

  • Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks and mentorship
  • Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance and other corporate benefits
  •  A selection of other benefits including ability to buy additional holiday, season ticket loan and 2 volunteer days

Diversity & Inclusion

At Merkle, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment improves us as a community and as a business. We want to foster an environment of growth, where ideas and contributions are actively encouraged. We need this culture of courage to continue to thrive in our fast-paced industry.

We have created seven Diversity and Inclusion Pillars. Each pillar is made up of a community of members who serve as role models and spread a message of inclusion throughout our global workplace. Pillar members are responsible for planning initiatives, events and training, along with championing change within our business. These pillars are Gender, Ethnicity, Mental Health, Religion, Disability, LGBT+, Parents & Carers.

Merkle is a place that embraces differences of opinion. To be an advocate for real change we really encourage applications from women, candidates with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as we recognise that these groups are currently underrepresented in our marketing/technology industry.


What we are looking for in you

Essential Skills:

  • Systems administrator with circa 2 years’ relevant experience
  • Analytical thinking, with the capability to apply logic to solve problems
  • The enthusiasm to take on challenging tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Determination to solve complex and challenging situations
  • Initiative to pro-actively expand knowledge and improve skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with other technical specialists

Technical Skills:

  • Linux administration
  • Systems administration
  • Exposure to any of the following platforms - Hadoop, Informatica, Jira, Confluence, GitHub, GlobalScape and NiFi
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as BASH or PowerShell.

Desirable Skills:

  • Exposure to databases technologies (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Exposure to cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google)
Additional Information:

At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in the UK as we are unable to sponsor visas as this time.

Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience. 

As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.