Senior Systems Engineer

Posted on 12th May 2022

This employer is a Wide Area Network provider based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and are wholly owned by North Yorkshire County Council. They have built a high bandwidth Wide Area Network supporting 750+ customer sites throughout North Yorkshire and the surrounding area. NYnet has recently rolled out its own fibre network across 16 towns in North Yorkshire, while also installing public Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN across the county. NYnet is also the largest provider of Govroam in the UK NYnet are recruiting for a Senior Systems Engineer to look after its open source systems to provide it’s customers a high-class service.

The engineer will be required to have no more than 6 points on a full valid UK driving license.

Working Hours will be 35 hours between 8 and 5 Monday to Friday but some flexibility is required beyond these times.

NYnet operates a hybrid-working policy with 3 days per week in the office.

The successful applicant will be part of an on-call rota covering 1 week in 5.

A company van will also be provided.


  • Maintaining both physical and virtual server estate.
  • Ensuring NYnet’s services are monitored 24×7.
  • Look after multiple services such as DNS, RADIUS, Exim, LibreNMS, syslog and NTP servers and ensure they remain operational
  • Be responsible for NYnet’s Govroam service, NYnet is the largest provider in the UK


  • 5+ years using/maintaining & managing on prem Linux (preferably Ubuntu).
  • Experience of open source monitoring software (Nagios, LibreNMS).
  • Advanced experience of FreeRADIUS.
  • Advanced experience with LXD and KVM.
  • Experience with Exim and Bind.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Good customer facing skills


  • Ganeti KVM clustering.
  • Ansible or other automation.
  • Knowledge or experience with Eduroam or Govroam.
  • Use of Git/Gitlab/Github
  • Scripting skills Python, Perl, PHP
  • ESXi experience
  • Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin or similar (LPIC)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner or similar entry level cloud qualification.
  • Experience of working in an ISO27001 environment.
  • Any Cisco routing and switching experience.

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