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Linux Technical Product Owner


Information Technology
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

The Linux Technical Product Owner will manage the Linux production environment, create, patch and implement Dyson’s corporate client builds for the Dyson’s Linux community. The candidate will be required to have experience using Linux and the Ubuntu distribution of Linux. Experience of Linux deployment tools and patching tools and methods would be beneficial (Landmark/ MAS etc)


The Linux Technical Product Owner will be involved with the governance and management of the whole Linux estate. This involves maintaining builds, patching, application deployments and reviewing new hardware for use within the business.


This role will be expected to work closely with business stakeholders in key Research and Design functions globally (namely UK and APAC) and other IT teams.

About the role

  • Managing, maintaining and shaping the integrity of the architectural aspects of the Linux production environment.
  • Creation, maintenance and support of the Dyson global standard Linux images for OS deployment
  • Supporting the team with all global Linux OS and application patching and updating
  • Documenting and maintaining standard processes and procedures
  • Support of software package management, creation and deployment through automated deployment methods
  • Be a third line support escalation for EUC and IT Service Desk teams
  • Train and support the global service desk in the OS and application deployment process
  • Support the team with all global application patching and updating
  • Help create the global Linux strategy for Dyson end user end points, working closely with Conical and the Linux community at Dyson to define a roadmap that all regions can follow
  • To create functional and appropriate solutions for technical demands within the business
  • Reporting showing progress against outstanding milestones, status, resource requirements, issues, risks and dependencies.
  • Implement new initiatives and help with project deliveries
  • Assist in creating the hardware strategy for Dyson, in addition to customising endpoints for specialist requirements
  • Keep ahead of developments by attending training or seminars and other activities

About you

You'll have: 

  • Experience of managing and maintaining a Linux enterprise production environment
  • Automated Operating System Deployment experience (MAS/PXE boot)
  • Software deployment and 3rd line support and troubleshooting
  • Understand and input into security and engineering standards, processes and best practices
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Extensive technical knowledge and understanding of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and other distributions 
  • Experience managing large scale deployments of Linux devices in an enterprise environment
  • Understanding of Active Directory

We'd also like to see: 

  • Experience using automated patching technology for Linux
  • Understanding of Release Management
  • Awareness of Change Management
  • Experience of a wide variety of client hardware
  • Basic understanding of networking technologies
  • Experience of managing a security patching process

Key Competencies: 

  • Dedicated to providing customer service and managing relationships
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient problem solver who is able to manage ambiguity and deliver appropriate solutions
  • Strong communication skills and flexible team player
  • Ability to communicate complex I.T. information to non-technical audience with clarity
  • Strong planning & time management skills
  • Able to engage the business at all levels to solve problems and implement improvements
  • Comfortable working outside of core working hours when necessary to complete the task in hand
  • Must have political awareness and sensitivity in customer situations
  • An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines


  • 27 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Free on site Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.