Senior Systems Engineer

Ref No. BHN523444
Salary £60,000 - £80,000/annum
Location London, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


Senior Systems Engineer - permanent opportunity with remote working - 60k - 80k + benefits package


Linux SME

The Job

Senior Systems Engineer - permanent opportunity with remote working - 60k - 80k + benefits package

Fantastic opportunity within a rapidly growing organisation for an Senior/Principal systems engineer to develop and maintain a portfolio of Highly Available, Business Critical Linux based servers & applications, in both bare metal and virtualized environments. You will be the Systems / Linux SME and be involved in elements of both design and implementations as the organisation move over to cloud based systems.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement, administer and support an array of Linux based servers.
  • Install and administer complex 3rd party software and internal tools.
  • Re-engineer any existing standalone solutions to be highly available.
  • Ensure smooth operation of business critical systems.
  • Apply security patches and updates to the operating system & applications.
  • Own & deliver systems related projects.
  • Manage & Secure Database Clusters.
  • Setup & Manage VPNs and user profiles.
  • Develop and maintain a consistent and scalable systems security posture based on best practices.
  • Adhoc out of hours support for Service impacting failures.
  • Create support and maintenance documentation for infrastructure and systems.
  • Integrate and standardise the existing systems.
  • Deploy & maintain cloud based systems & applications. (Residing in AWS or similar)
  • Deploy robust backups & disaster recovery mechanisms.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve application level security issues.
  • Troubleshoot any systems related issue.


  • Demonstrable experience in installing, maintaining and working with Linux (Ideally Redhat/Centos) & Databases (mariadb,postgresql etc.).
  • Experience with configuration management applications like PUPPET (or similar) is a MUST.
  • Good working knowledge of Python and/or Ansible.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining high availability clusters.
  • Experience with Patching & Reporting of Linux based Systems.
  • Solid understanding of security best practices and the means to implement them.
  • Understanding of basic Network protocols & similar knowledge (IP Addressing, VLANs, DNS & DHCP)
  • Experience working with cloud based infrastructure (AWS EC2 Instances etc)
  • Experience working with VPNs, IP Tables & other security methodologies

This is a really exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact on an expanding business, working in high profile projects and new technologies. Salary range on offer is between 60k - 80k + great benefits depending on your level of experience

Laura Bennett
manages this role


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