Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Babbage Lovelace Limited
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The West Midlands Fire Service is a professional and critical part of the UK emergency services, working for us means you have a mission in your work. We are looking for a Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.

The Responsibilities of the role are:

  • To manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support

The Infrastructure engineer will have the following experience:

  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux/Windows based environments.
  • Exposure to cloud experience, preferably in AWS or Azure
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization preferably Nutanix
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)

The Infrastructure Engineer role is based at our modern offices in Vauxhall Road, Birmingham. The Fire service offer a structured career and training plan, opportunity to work with an extremely talented team on applications that are essential to public safety, utilise cutting edge technology and complexity.

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