Linux Systems Engineer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£320 - £350 per day + extension beyond
11 Dec 2013
02 Jan 2014
Steve Winter
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer - Global News and Financial IT company

£350 per day - 6 month contract

Central London / City

Global News and Financial IT company are now looking to hire a Systems Engineer on a 6 month contract. We are looking for somebody that can come in and work with the development team to deploy and support a large application in their production environment.

This is a great opportunity to work for one of the world's most popular and industry leading companies and gain great exposure to large scale projects.

Really must have:

·3 years' experience of maintaining, configuring and running Linux and Windows systems. Understanding of operating systems internals and associated applications. The applicant must be confident controlling processes, manipulating files and using a range of fault finding tools.

·Experience working with java applications (deploy, maintain, troubleshoot & fix)

·Understanding of databases and SQL (Oracle, MSSQL).

·Tomcat & Apache

·Messaging technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ).

·Experience planning and executing deployments and rolling back as appropriate

·Understanding of the OSI model, basic networking and common protocols e.g. HTTP, FTP.

·Has worked with development teams, test teams and has a good understanding of the development lifecycle

Must have

·Shell scripting

·Incident management, be able to localise an issue and escalate to the relevant teams.

·Aware of security best practices.

·Able to create technical documentation

·Automated deployments

Nice to have:

·NodeJS experience


·Active Directory

·Understanding of F5 load balancers and how iRules work.

·If it's an internal applicant, knowledge of the CMDB and Cobalt Deploy Engine.

·Has worked in a similar size environment

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