Systems Engineer/Administrator - £50-55k

London (Central), London (Greater)
£50000 - £55000 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
01 May 2014
29 May 2014
Ceres Jenkins
Job Level
Entry Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a leading name in new media requires a Systems Administrator (Solaris v10, Linux, monitoring tools) to work on platform re-design, ongoing & new project work, and hands on support.

Ensure designs and systems are configured to achieve maximum uptime, performance and availability
Maintain infrastructure ensuring it is fit for purpose for current and future requirements.
Always automate where possible.
Proactive monitoring, alerting, capacity planning and trending of infrastructure.
Foster good working relationships with Application Support and Development teams and assisting these teams with their goals.
Communicating changes and issues within the technical team.
Maintain good working relationships with our suppliers
Create and always maintain documentation and diagrams
Monitor, advise and implement IT security policies
Maximise system performance and availability
Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and technology
A good natural tendency to problem solving with the ability to think outside the box to find solutions
Enjoys technology and keeps pace with emerging technology and trends

You will need to have at least 5 years in a systems engineering support capacity ideally in a digital/web industry but other industries considered.
Linux OS (RedHat / Ubuntu), Solaris (10) , SmartOS (Joyent) ,Shell scripting, Kickstart build automation.
Solaris (ZFS, Zones, Jumpstart, SMF)
Networking skills - Good understanding & diagnostics (Firewall, Load balancing, DNS,

The below list is not exhaustive but at willingness to learn new skills and be adapatable is key.
Puppet automation
Cloud experience - Joyent, AWS, Rackspace etc
Monitoring and Instrumentation (Zabbix, Graphite)
Any programming experience/exposure, ideally with Perl or Ruby.
LDAP, VLAN tagging, LACP, Cloud VPN/VPC)
Storage skills - NFS, iSCSI, NAS, SAN.
Product knowledge - Zeus/Stingray, Jira, , Git , Teamcity , Jenkins
Messages queues (Active/Rabbit MQ
LXC and Docker
DB technologies - Redis, Elastic Search, Oracle/MySql DB , Perconna
Javascript, CSS, JSON and XML.
Java/Ruby webservers