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Linux Specialist Engineer (Debian and packaging system) - Bracknell, United Kingdom


Hitachi Data Systems Ltd. is offering a position as Linux Specialist Engineer,
working full time at his office in Bracknell, Berkshire.

 • Own, improve, maintain and document our packaging system (developed
   in-house), through which our main software gets delivered to customers
 • Improve internal packaging systems and development scripts
 • Become the focal point for other teams to discuss and understand the
   complexities of interfacing with the Linux OS at all levels that they
 • Own third-party software interaction between our systems and the Linux
   OS (packages, configuration files, etc.)
 • Propose, implement, test solutions and deliver results to our test
   team in a timely manner
 • Evaluate technologies that are requested by other internal teams
 • Identify and evaluate Linux kernel patches

Skills - Mandatory
 • Linux packaging - specifically Debian (administration, package
 • Source code patch management (with some C skills)
 • Unix shell scripting (bash, dash, sh) and strong Unix/POSIX knowledge
 • UNIX 'text utils' knowledge ('sed', 'awk', 'grep', etc.)
 • Build tool chain and makefiles (GNU Make, GNU tool chain in general)

Skills - Favorable
 • Ruby
 • Perl
 • Debian system administration (including dealing with individual
   package oddities)
 • Good knowledge of Unix signal handling, concurrency, race conditions,
   atomic operations, file locking
 • Some working knowledge of C++
 • Linux kernel source knowledge + drivers
 • Linux kernel building
 • Knowledge of shared libraries, ABIs, package compatibility
 • User/administration experience of BitKeeper, Git, or other distributed
 • Python
 • Interest in test automation

About the company

Hitachi Data Systems is a wholly- owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd

 #63 in the 2013 Fortune 100 Best Places to Work.
 #7 in the Best Companies for Leaders, 2013.
 #4 in Best Places to work in the IT industry in Denmark, 2013.

 * One of the top 3 storage vendors in the world
 * Over 6,000 employees
 * Recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as One of the World’s most
 * ethical companies for 3rd year in a row - 2011, 2012, 2013.
 * Conducts business in more than 100 countries and regions
 * Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s
 * leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and
 * more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100.

For the full job specification, please see:


You may send your application either via LinkedIn or by sending an
email to Natalia Santander <natalia DOT santander AT hds DOT com>,
including your resume.

***NOT open to recruitment agencies***


Alessio Treglia          | www.alessiotreglia.com
Debian Developer         |     alessio@debian.org
Ubuntu Core Developer    |  quadrispro@ubuntu.com
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