Solutions Engineer (DevOps)

Robert Half
London (Greater)
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Solutions Engineer (DevOps) - Cryptocurrency (financial services) - London

We are a leading Cryptocurrency exchange founded with a focus on security, trust and reliability. Established over 5 years ago and based in the City we are already very profitable but there is still a lot more growth to be had!

Our team is passionate about Cryptocurrency. We believe that this is one of the most exciting and disruptive developments of recent years, fusing together technology and finance. We are still only at the beginning of this journey. Joining our team is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a revolution that will ultimately affect every aspect of our lives.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a solutions engineer with a DevOps mentality. This position would suit a gifted technologist who is keen on taking ownership and making a substantial impact in a fast moving and creative Fintech startup environment.

Responsibilities and requirements:

The role encompasses all aspects of the technology lifecycle.
  • To support and ensure the availability of the trading platform and supporting infrastructure and environments.
  • To perform and manage the release process of builds to QA and Production environments and automate release builds and workflow.
  • To respond to incidents and problems as they arise as well as providing support and troubleshooting for production and development systems.
  • Participate in architectural design and system refactoring to improve resiliency and performance.
  • Define disaster recovery procedures and business continuity processes.
  • Plan for future capacity and proactive monitoring of systems performance with ownership of these tools.
  • Continuously improve the team, tools and processes, support regular agile releases of applications and architectural improvements.
  • Contribute to the development of our continuous improvement process and DevOps culture.
  • Work with other teams across the business to develop the platform and technologies, striving to automate whenever possible.
  • Create and maintain documentation of business processes and systems.

Key skills and experience:
  • Strong Linux System Administration experience (Redhat/Centos) along with troubleshooting at operating system and network layers. Security experience is essential.
  • Cloud hosting technologies (AWS)
  • DevOps mentality demonstrating strong configuration management and automation skills.
  • Firm believer in, and experience with, testing frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of relational and non-relational databases (PostgreSQL/MongoDB desirable)
  • Experience hosting, maintaining and troubleshooting Java, C++, Ruby and Rails applications (desirable).
  • Experience working with CDNs and web application firewalls.
  • Ability to deploy and configure monitoring and alerting systems and record incidents.
  • Ability to deploy and configure status dashboards and visualisation systems.
  • Administration and management of backup systems and awareness of DR processes.
  • Management and application of operating system and security patches.
  • A strong analytical background, ability to think practically and proactively propose solutions.
  • Strong believer in best practice as an eventual goal but able to make pragmatic shorter term decisions to achieve business goals.
  • Detail oriented with high awareness of system specifics and great visual memory.
  • Ability to drive projects forward, proactive and motivated to succeed.

We are based in the City of London

Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 + Bonus/ Benefits

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