Linux Systems Engineer – Hammersmith

Linux Systems Engineer – Hammersmith
Location: Hammersmith
Closing date for application: 31/08/17

Civica Digital requires an experienced Linux Systems Engineer to join a team migrating a large mail store and associated functionality from a proprietary solution to an open source solution for a UK government client.
Civica Digital provides organisations which deliver essential services with complete digital solutions, from strategy consulting and solution design to software development and ongoing managed services. With in-depth business and technology know-how founded on creating secure business-critical systems, Civica’s user-centred approach means we start with customer needs, putting insights, data and strategic thinking in the driving seat

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design of replacement mail store solution based on Dovecot.
  • Estimation and planning of system engineering tasks.
  • Implementation of Dovecot mail store solution in test and production environments.
  • Design and execution of mailbox migration process from Mirapoint to Dovecot.
  • Deployment to test and production environments.
  • Subject matter expert for Linux, Email (especially Dovecot) and Directory services.
  • Technical documentation and knowledge transfer to Civica Digital managed service team.
  • The successful candidate must be comfortable in a senior Linux Systems Engineer role and be confident in the full project implementation lifecycle.
  • Be required to rapidly gain a good understanding of the overall system and specifically the mail store and hosting platform. They will lead systems design and implementation tasks being responsible for the mail store implementation and configuration.
  • Expected to work closely with the Technical BA and Java Developer to ensure the solution meets requirements to clearly describe and communication options or limitations as appropriate.

Key Skills:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent demonstrating strong numerical and analytical skills. It is desirable that the candidate has relevant software or systems industry recognised qualifications and certifications.
  • Experienced working in an environment using tools such as version control systems and continuous integration systems.
  • Experienced with UK public sector projects and security accreditation.
  • Current Security Clearance to SC level.
  • A confident communicator to peer and senior level.
  • Client facing.
  • Writing of high and low level design documents, and operations documentation.
  • 5+ years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in physical and virtualised environments.
  • VMware or other virtualization software
  • Multiple project experience of implementing/maintaining Dovecot mail stores with directory services.
  • Using Sieve scripting language.
  • Designing/building webmail solutions.
  • Mirapoint mail store solutions.
  • Gitlab, TeamCity, and Artifactory
  • SunONE directory or OpenLDAP


  • Apache HTTPD
  • Apache Tomcat
  • LDAP Directory Services.
  • Dovecot

Network Protocols:

  • POP3
  • IMAP
  • SMTP
  • LDAP
  • HTTP