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We’re looking for a systems administrator

Vertical Plus Limited is on the lookout for an experienced systems administrator to join our growing E Commerce business. Your work will have significant impact and the role will expose you to working on a range of projects.
We’re looking for a systems administrator

Position: Systems Administrator

Responsible to: CTO

Salary: £25k – £35k depending on experience

Hours: Core 9 – 5.30pm

Location: Plymouth


You will be working with the development and support team, reporting directly to the CTO, to define the deployment tools and processes in Vertical Plus LImited. You will be very hands-on technically.

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Develop and maintain production infrastructure and mission-critical internal systems.
  • Liaise with development and management teams to define and deliver the strategic needs of the company infrastructure.
  • Stay up to date with security best practices and integrate security at every level of the stack.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure issues for live client environments.
  • Provide infrastructure architecture advice for the Vertical Plus development teams.
  • Investigate new infrastructure technology and solutions.


This position will be located at our Plymouth office, although will initially be a remote position until the current lockdown restrictions are eased. There will be potential for limited remote working in the future.


Required skills:

  • Excellent Linux administration skills.
  • Significant experience writing Bash and Python scripts for task automation
  • Significant experience in developing automation using Ansible.
  • PHP web server experience (NGINX preferable).
  • Database administration experience (Mysql or equivalent).
  • Experience with cloud technologies, (our stack is mainly AWS).
  • Experience with Docker and containerisation of services
  • Experience with monitoring platforms in production
  • Exposure to CI/CD.
  • Good Git skills.
  • Strong collaboration, written and verbal skills.
  • Must love creating awesome documentation!

Desired skills:

  • Previous PHP and Node.js deployment automation
  • An understanding of PHP and popular frameworks such a Symfony
  • Experience with REST APIs

Person Specification

Part of what makes Vertical Plus successful are the highly motivated people who work here and their enthusiasm for online marketing. We recruit individuals who are honest, with integrity, initiative and have a creative approach to problem solving.  

Our employees have a ‘can do’ attitude.  An inspiration to your colleagues, you’ll have passion and a commitment to getting things done.

Company Information

Vertical Plus is a fast-growing and innovative Plymouth based E Commerce company providing our very best service to our clients.   We are (normally) located at the Plymouth Science Park in Plymouth and as of May 2020 employ 26 members of staff.   The park provides extensive parking for staff and is easy to access from all parts of the city.   Around the park are numerous cafes and restaurants, including an on site cafe and Dartmoor is only a short five minute drive.    

Vertical Plus offers a professional, friendly and supportive environment within an open plan office free of discriminatory practices. Ambitious and hard working, you will join a robust in-house competencies development programme aiming at encouraging all employees to reach their full potential.


We provide where possible flexible working hours and a contribution to gym membership at the luxurious Devonshire Health Club, when not on lockdown!

Our Mission Statement:

Vertical Plus provides an all embracing e-commerce strategy for businesses. We work in partnership with businesses to help them sell online. Our ultimate aim is to give business owners complete reassurance – knowing that their day to day on-line business is being looked after and is growing. Our approach is to develop a long term partnership with business owners to a personalised specification. We evolve with the client to meet the ever growing and changing demands of their business.

To find out more about us visit the following channels

How to apply for this position

Email for an application form to Nicola Bonning ( and return it together with a recent CV and covering letter.

Vertical Plus strives to be an equal opportunities employer.