System Engineer

360 Resourcing
06 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

New opportunity not to be missed! Our client has an exciting opportunity for a System Engineer to join the team based in Stockport. You will be on a full time, permanent contract with a competitive salary.

Our client is one of the UK’s leading insurance software houses, employing over 600 people at its campus in Stockport. It has a strong track record in the high volume retail insurance sector, with clients including Ageas Retail, Swinton Insurance, Tesco Bank, iGO4 and John Lewis, to name a few. They spearheaded developments in the aggregator, web and telematics space, including connected home, enrichment and self-service solutions. As a result, the company’s robust and innovative technologies have enabled its customers to thrive in the highly competitive UK insurance marketplace.

There is also a subsidised restaurant and a games room. They have built a collaborative and creative culture where they employ agile techniques to deliver their pace-setting applications. They like to work in small, focused groups so you are always learning from people around you and you feel a part of the success of each project you are involved with.

The Role as their System Engineer

The Web Services Team are responsible for hosting, service management, building live services on the Amazon Cloud, providing services to insurance, financial services, aggregators such as MoneysuperMarket,, uSwitch, Co-Op, Tesco Bank, supporting 600+ servers, and over 100 websites. They are always looking for new ways of working, using innovative technologies, to build solutions. There is an emphasis on automation (Terraform) to help them in building, changing, and versioning infrastructure, Containerisation (Docker) ensuring consistency across multiple development and release cycles, standardising their environments, so this role gives a chance to build on, or learn fresh, modern software deployment techniques

As a Systems Engineer, you will help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot their rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical services and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. You will Install, configure (Puppet), test, deploy (AWS), monitor (Grafana, ELK Stack), and maintain Linux operating systems, application software and system management tools.

They are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who have a thirst for learning new technologies. They will aid your development through relevant industry certifications, keeping you challenged and motivated. This is an autonomous role with a real chance to make your voice heard, so if you are ready to work cohesively with a team of likeminded individuals, get on board.

Technology Stack: Linux, Redhat, Centos, AWS, DevOps, ElasticSearch, Docker, LAMP, Bash, Amazon Web Services, Terraform, Grafana, Dynatrace, Puppet

Requirements and Experience needed to become their System Engineer

- Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments.

- Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g. Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)

- Experience with virtualization and containerisation (e.g., VMware, Docker)

- Experience with monitoring systems, ELK Stack

- 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

Benefits of becoming their System Engineer

- Opportunities for career progression

- Award nominated learning programmes

- Flexible hours

- 25 days holiday to start

- Life and health assurance

- Shuttle bus to and from the station

- Subsidised restaurant

- Social activities

- Dress down policy

- Tax free child care vouchers

- Community projects

If you feel you have the skills and experience required and are looking to for a new challenge then click ‘apply’ today to become their System Engineer! They’d love to hear from you!

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