Click here to revoke the Cookie consent

Platform Manager - Workplace Linux

  • Sky
  • Osterley, Isleworth TW7, UK
  • 31/10/2023
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

We believe in better. And we make it happen.

Better content. Better products. And better careers.

Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new. From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.

We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.

And we do it all right here at Sky.

What you'll do

The Platform Manager for Linux Endpoints will orchestrate Sky's Linux endpoint management strategy. This pivotal role entails overseeing the deployment of Ubuntu 22.04 LTSB on Dell devices and Citrix VDIs. Balancing Sky's technological objectives, cybersecurity policies, and user experience expectations, the Platform Manager will lead a team of Technical Specialists across the UK and Chennai.

  • Oversee the Linux endpoint management platform, Tanium, ensuring smooth daily operations.

  • Implement and uphold cybersecurity standard processes.

  • Manage endpoint vulnerabilities using tools like Service Now, coordinating with teams for remediation.

  • Steer the Linux Build service based on documentation guidelines.

  • Collaborate with business developers to refine and expand the service offering.

  • Engage with third-party vendors, like Dell, and Tanium, ensuring efficient device compatibility and support.

  • Lead virtual teams at all levels, adopting Agile methodologies.

  • Represent the Linux endpoint team in discussions, product launches, and other projects.

  • Troubleshoot business incidents on the Linux endpoint estate.

  • Supervise and report on Linux endpoint activities, ensuring timely business reporting

What you'll bring

  • Proven experience in Linux platform management, especially endpoint management.

  • Familiarity with Tanium and its integration with Ubuntu.

  • Strong leadership skills with experience leading technical teams.

  • Proficiency in modern device management solutions such as MS Intune, JAMF, Azure/AD, Tanium.

  • Knowledge of device hardening, CIS, and security base lining.

  • Outstanding collaboration and partner leadership skills.

  • Experience in concurrent small/medium-scale program analysis.

  • Proficiency in script creation for automation.

  • Strong analytical skills to convert business requirements into technical solutions.

  • A proactive attitude with the ability to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.

  • Background in Cyber Security, Audit, or Workplace Management is a plus.

Team overview

Group Enterprise Technology Solutions

Our Group Enterprise Technology Solutions team keeps Europe’s biggest entertainment brand running smoothly by providing the digital technologies, tools and systems our colleagues need to work productively and collaboratively no matter where they are. Our team is built around five core capabilities: Enterprise Resource Planning platforms; workplace solutions; enablement and automation; value stream realisation and governance; and transformation and change management.

The rewards

There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place!

  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate

  • A generous pension package!

  • Private healthcare

  • Discounted mobile and broadband

  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Inclusion & how you'll work

We are a Disability Confident Employer, and welcome and encourage applications from all candidates. We will look to ensure a fair and consistent experience for all, and will make reasonable adjustments to support you where appropriate. Please flag any adjustments you need to your recruiter as early as you can.

We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later on in the recruitment process.

Your office space


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There are also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed, and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

We'd love to hear from you

Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.

But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.

If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.