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Senior Systems Engineer


Greater London Permanent £65000 - £80000 per annum

As a Systems Engineer you will work as part of the Platform team, responsible for both continually improving and maintaining highly automated AWS based infrastructure and shared services, as well as supporting the wider engineering team through a combination of rigorous automation and tooling.

You will come from a software or systems engineering background and have a real passion for preempting issues, automating away pain, and finding root causes. You’ll find and fix things before they even become problems.

What you’ll do

  • Productionising services on AWS to ensure they are self-healing, appropriately monitored, and well documented
  • Work with the wider engineering team to find opportunities for improvement and delivering solutions

What you’ll bring to the role

Professional experience in developing applications & tools in at least two systems/scripting languages (One of which preferably Python)

  • A good knowledge of UNIX and networking
  • Experience of Continuous deployment
  • Experience of running production services on AWS
  • Have a degree in Computer Science or a related field, or 2 years of practical experience with any of the above

It’s a plus if:

  • You have an end-to-end understanding of modern web architectures from CDN to persistence layers
  • You know how to effectively monitor and measure availability and reliability of web applications
  • You are comfortable working in cloud environments, especially Amazon Web Services
  • You have experience of using configuration management tools, especially Ansible

Perks of the job:

  • A high spec MacBook Pro with your choice of peripherals
  • Complimentary fruit, snacks, bagels and drinks
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance (4 x base salary)
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum
  • Additional holiday on your birthday
  • Childcare vouchers

Job Reference: JO-1708-125677

Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum

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