System Administrator

This is an incredible opportunity to join a high-tech business at an exciting time of rapid growth. Benefits include share option scheme, eyecare and a relaxed working environment in a casual open plan office.

CentralNic is the world’s largest provider of domain registry services for generic TLDs, including .xyz, .online, .website, .design, .bar, and .wiki, as well as ccTLDs such as .LA and .PW, and our own portfolio of domain extensions including .UK.COM.

CentralNic is seeking candidates for a position based in its City of London head office. The position is for a Systems Administrator, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer.

Skills Required

Knowledge of Unix/Linux system administration (specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS, and FreeBSD) is essential. Familiarity with the DNS and DNS servers such as BIND, NSD, PowerDNS, and DNSSEC are highly desirable, as is experience of monitoring and analytics tools such as Munin, Nagios and MRTG. Experience with configuration management systems such as Puppet is also extremely desirable, as is knowledge and experience of virtualisation using Ovirt, KVM, VMWare, Xen and other platforms.

You should be familiar with software such as Apache, Postfix, BIND and MySQL and the RPM package format.

Candidates must have effective communication and team-working skills, and excellent written and spoken English. Fluency in another language is also desirable.

Knowledge of software development in Perl, PHP, and/or C on Unix/Linux systems is also essential as you will be required to support and deploy applications written in these languages.


The Company

This role is an ideal opportunity for a committed and professional individual to help maintain and operate robust, stable and high-performance infrastructure for a fast-growing and innovative company. A successful candidate can expect to see their own role expand alongside the company's own expansion and development.

CentralNic has 20 years of domain industry experience providing innovative, flexible, and reliable registry services for 35+ ccTLDs and TLD extensions. Since 2013, we have provided Back End support for new gTLDs, for clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multi-billion dollar companies and household names. We support both ASCII and IDN TLDs, expertly positioning the company to grow and serve the next two billion Internet users.

CentralNic is a full-service operation, and we offer a proven ICANN-compliant technical solution with 100% availability, integrated global distribution through 1,500 registrars and resellers, Sunrise and Landrush services, plus in-house sales and marketing resources.

Backed by CentralNic's world-class technology, our flexible, collaborative, and innovative approach ensures that we consistently deliver unique, appropriate and cost-effective strategies for our clients.

The Position

You will be a member of the team that develops and maintains CentralNic's domain name registry system, and the infrastructure that supports it. We maintain extremely demanding service levels on services operating at high levels of load. Your focus will be on application deployment, and system and network administration.

How To Apply

Please email your CV in Word or PDF format, along with a covering letter, to