Part-time SysAdmin

10th February 2024

Job title: (Part-time) Sysadmin

Location: Cambridge

About Coracle Online:

Coracle Online is a pioneering educational platform dedicated to providing incarcerated individuals with access to transformative learning opportunities. Our mission is to empower prisoners to make positive life choices through education, fostering personal growth and facilitating successful reintegration into society. Our platform utilises cutting-edge secure technology to deliver engaging and interactive educational content across various disciplines. As we continue to grow and expand our offerings, we are seeking a talented SysAdmin to join our team with the option to work on a part-time basis.

Position overview:

We are looking for a skilled Sysadmin with experience in maintaining hosting sites, managing databases, and ensuring robust InfoSec systems. As a member of our technical team, you will play a key role in ensuring the smooth operation and security of our platform. This position offers the flexibility of part-time hours, allowing you to balance your workload effectively while supporting our mission to deliver exceptional educational experiences.

Key responsibilities:

    • Manage and maintain hosting sites to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security.
    • Administer databases to support the storage and retrieval of educational content, user data, and other critical information.
    • Implement and maintain backup solutions to safeguard against data loss and ensure business continuity.
    • Conduct regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify and address potential security risks.
    • Monitor system logs, analyse security incidents, and respond to incidents in a timely manner.
    • Monitor system performance, troubleshoot issues, and implement proactive measures to prevent downtime.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate best practices and support the development and deployment of new features and enhancements.
    • Stay current with industry trends and best practices to continuously improve our infrastructure and processes.


      • Proven experience as a Sysadmin or similar role, with a focus on hosting sites, databases, and information security.
      • Proficiency in administering Linux server environments.
      • Strong understanding of information security principles, standards, and best practices. Experience with ISO 27001 is highly advantageous.
      • Strong knowledge of web hosting technologies, including Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Django and PWAs, their rolling updates, deployments and roll-backs.
      • Experience with virtualization technologies such as Docker and with continuous integration pipelines is a plus.
      • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud Platform and/or hosting solutions such as Rackspace, SiteGround, Ionos or similar.
      • Excellent problem-solving skills, effective communication and collaboration.
      • Commitment to upholding security best practices and data privacy standards.

Why join us:

      • Opportunity to work with a passionate team dedicated to transforming education for those isolated.
      • Flexibility to work part-time hours and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
      • Access to professional development opportunities and training resources.
      • Exposure to cutting-edge technologies and innovative projects aimed at driving social change.
      • Competitive compensation package and the satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives.

If you are a proactive Sysadmin looking for a part-time opportunity to support a meaningful cause, we encourage you to apply and join us in our mission to give prisoners another chance to better life choices through education.