Lead System Engineer

MegaNexus Limited
London (Greater)
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
MegaNexus is the market leader in secure data partnership systems and has developed expertise in secure, web-based, people-data software for nearly a decade. We currently provide solutions to over 250 private, public and third sector organisations which help the hard-to-reach and socially excluded individuals.

We are seeking a security minded Senior Dev Ops/Linux Systems Administrator/Lead Systems Engineer with excellent skills in Dev Ops/Linux Server Administration and good knowledge of Java, MySQL, MariaDB, LDAP and virtualisation to play a key role in our systems team.

You should be comfortable configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting and monitoring a major Java/Tomcat Application including Web Servers, LDAP Directory Servers and MySQL and MariaDB Database Servers for live, development and test environments.

MegaNexus provides innovative partnership management systems designed to work across a huge range of projects and funding streams. Our NEO platform connects partnerships across disciplines and allows them to share data and content securely to support the journey of vulnerable individuals to a position of strength within society. Overall we look for energy, intellect, and creativity, and ask that you share our core values: integrity, honesty, and a passion for customers and what technology can do for them.

The role includes the opportunity to design new solutions, enhance resilience of existing solutions and refine system architecture.

You will be able to work closely with both development and management teams to ensure debugging, tuning and improvement of applications and supporting systems. You will also be responsible for the management of configuration and maintenance of deployment and patching processes. You will also be responsible for the day to day management of a diverse team of systems engineers covering all aspects of our organisations IT delivery, both internal and external.

This is a dynamic role that will engage both creative and analytical thinking.

Our offices are situated in central London, directly opposite Kings Cross & St Pancras stations.

Principal Responsibilities:

·Manage the systems engineering team on a day to day basis

·Maximise systems performance by monitoring systems, troubleshooting network problems and outages, and scheduling upgrades.

·Install, configure, maintain and tune Java/Tomcat Web, MySQL and MariaDB database and LDAP Application servers.

·Manage LANs, WANs, VPNs and SANs to optimise and ensure maximum resilience, security, availability and performance.

·JVM maintenance and tuning.

·Support our security certification, IP addresses and SSH tunnels.

·Analyse and report on performance, remediate bottlenecks.

·Configure and maintain application and network level load balancing, fail over/.

·Maintain multiple layers and models of security appliances.

·Define, Configure and maintain deployment processes.

·Maintain application reporting and alerting systems.

·Comply with security policies and procedures.

·Document Assets, Systems, Troubleshooting practises, security and Business Processes.

·Liaise with project management and support teams and providing support to these teams as part of customer and project delivery.

Required Skills and Experience:

·In-depth Linux experience, including advanced administration and architectures (primarily Red Hat and CentOS).

·Experience in software package installation in a Linux environment.

·Knowledge and experience in MySQL and MariaDB Configuration and Performance Tuning.

·Advanced knowledge of Virtualisation Technologies: XenServer, VMware both On-Premise and Public Cloud(Azure/AWS).

·Advanced knowledge of load balancing systems, firewalls and routing.

·Excellent knowledge of Java configuration, management and debugging.

·Advanced knowledge of Linux.

·Advanced knowledge and experience of Web Servers: Tomcat, Apache.

·Knowledge and experience in Hardware setup, configuration and maintenance

·Networking skills: TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, SAN, iSCSI, VPN, SNMP.

·Good knowledge of monitoring systems (eg. Nagios/MRTG/Icinga).

·Knowledge of Continous Integration concepts and implementation

·Advanced knowledge and experience of at least one scripting language (Bash/Perl essential).

·Advanced knowledge of Systems Security and encryption methods, principles and practices.

Personal Attributes

·Able to lead ateam and take instruction from a variety of people.

·Professional and approachable manner when liaising with people both internally and externally.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/77554552