Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

Manchester, United Kingdom

Salary: up to £50,000
Closing date: 29 September 2017
Published on: 30 August 2017
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The Job

We're seeking a Systems Engineer to join an exciting squad within the business. Working with a variety of technologies, you will be part of a team that supports the web hosting platform for Autotrader.co.uk. We’ve embraced Agile and Lean principles so we’re looking for an engineer who understands the importance of team work, communication and collaboration.

You’ll design, develop and maintain infrastructure code, ensuring optimal availability, stability and security of the platform. Implement tools and software to prevent problems from reoccurring. Build effective monitoring to monitor the health of the platform. Design and implement systems to work across our cloud availability zones and data centres. Work on both private and public cloud infrastructure and implement infrastructure code and unit/integration tests using continuous integration tools. You will also join the team’s on-call rota, in place for incident escalation.

You will need solid foundation in Linux systems administration and troubleshooting (Redhat/CentOS). Experience with building, operating and maintaining complex and scalable systems. Proficiency in at least one scripting language (Python/Bash/Ruby). Experience with configuration management automation (Chef/Puppet/Other). Good knowledge of continuous integration processes and tooling. Experience with public cloud technologies (AWS/Azure/Google).

The skills listed above are critical to the role. The following are desirable -Worked within Linux environments using containerisation (Docker/Kubernetes/Other). Experience with virtualization and private cloud technologies (Cloudstack/XenServer/Vmware/Other). Knowledge of NoSQL databases, caching and queuing technologies (MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, SQUID). Experience with Big Data platforms (AWS EMR). Familiarity with unit and integration infrastructure test frameworks (Serverspec/InSpec/ChefSpec/Other). Implementation and configuration of content delivery networks (Limelight/Cloudfront/Other). HP Blade/ProLiant Server management. Load balance technologies such as F5 or HAproxy. Use of portable development environments (Vagrant). Experience with infrastructure definition tools (Terraform/Cloud Formation).

We offer a salary up to £50,000 and a great flexible benefits package including 25 days’ holiday and pension. You’re given the choice of a Mac or PC and as much free tea, coffee and fresh fruit as you like. We’re centrally located in Manchester city centre.

But, it's more than just salary and benefits. We believe that your development takes on many forms. We'll give you the tools and support you need in order to progress. As one of our engineers, you will have the opportunity to attend conferences, host regular external meet-ups in our event space and workshops that help you take your career to the next level. Development is not just limited to what you learn at your desk. If we sound like the kind of place for you then we would love to hear from you.

Everyone is unique in their own way and we are looking for people from all walks of life to become part of our inclusive culture. We make sure our recruitment practices are fair & we always aim for you have a great experience throughout. Our commitment is to ensure you get the chance to be the best that you can be, showcase your full potential and make the right choice for you.

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