Senior DevOps Engineer

Xact Placements Limited
Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior DevOps Engineer

Location: Staines

Salary details: £75,000 - £80,000 (may pay slightly more for a superstar) + generous benefits and a professional atmosphere.

My client work hard but try not to take themselves too seriously. They are highly adaptable and constantly evolving. They are passionate about their offering, and live for their customers. They have high expectations and a career here means challenging yourself to always be better!

The role:

My client are currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer. As a key member of the Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team, you will be responsible for architecting, building and managing the global cloud infrastructure that runs their SaaS product. This is an opportunity to be at the core of building a Cloud SaaS platform that will scale to millions of users! The Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineering team architects, builds and operates the server infrastructure that runs the SaaS platform at scale and with high availability. Working closely with engineers and developers across the company, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and addressing issues escalated, toward immediate relief and sustainable resolution
  • Driving popular problems to resolution with the corresponding internal stakeholders, whilst working on edge cases for implementation based issues
  • Using broad knowledge and experience of systems engineering and networking principles to proactively prevent and address incidents while constantly improving documentation
  • Document and maintain relief and resolution guides in knowledge-base articles and standard operating procedures parallel to our scalable and sustainable model
  • Training and mentoring internal stakeholders along with the exposure, documentation and hands-on training
  • In creating quality of the Cloud service, identify and collaborate with appropriate teams to improve tools and processes such as event monitoring, automation and introduction of new tools as required for our efficiency

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in systems engineering, understanding of the components of a cloud infrastructure including hardware platforms, OS, applications, databases, networks, web and application servers. Prior experience in Site Reliability Engineering/DevOps and managing large-scale server infrastructure at a cloud computing or MSP setting is highly desirable. Strong Linux expertise is a must. Candidate must have good communication skills and work well in an open, collaborative, dynamic team environment.


  • Solid experience with Linux (RedHat and/or CentOS)
  • Strong experience with service troubleshooting, covering web front-end, Systems, Databases and Networks
  • Previous direct exposure to engineering and architecting fundamental internet services (DNS, Mail, Apache/Tomcat) with a good understanding of the LAMP stack.
  • Familiarity with MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Tungsten or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with Networking Technologies such as routing, switching and load balancing (VPN exposure is a huge plus)
  • Working level knowledge of one: Perl, Python, C/C++, Java/JavaScript
  • Experience with systems and network performance and availability monitoring and analysis as well as configuration management platforms (Nagios/Icinga, Cacti, Netcool, Monolith, Puppet, cfengine, chef, Splunk, Logstash) is desirable
  • Understanding of ITIL v3 framework and how it applies to incident, problem and change
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics (or equivalent experience)

Salary details: £75,000 - £80,000 (may pay slightly more for a superstar) + generous benefits and a professional atmosphere.

This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment where individuals strong on aptitude and attitude will have an opportunity to grow their professional careers through working with some of the most advanced technology and talented developers in the business.