Senior Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: PR/021590
  • Date Posted: 22 July 2022
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £75,000 to £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 10% bonus
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job title: Senior Systems Engineer
Department: Global IT - Universal Music Group
Location of work: Kings Cross
Hybrid Working: 2-3 days in office, the rest remote
Salary: Up to £80,000 pa + 10% bonus
Start: ASAP

The role:
We are currently seeking an exceptional senior systems engineer to be a key member of our Operations Center. They will apply their strong server and cloud management skills in a global enterprise to ensure the smooth and efficient ongoing operation of the Global infrastructure. A high level of diverse technical skills for troubleshooting and problem analysis is required, along with the ability to clearly communicate the results of problem analysis to business stakeholders, IT support teams, and network providers to quickly and effectively resolve operational issues.

Experience Required:

* Proven experience split between traditional server management and enterprise Cloud systems (AWS, Azure, Google)
* Knowledge of Chef and Terraform
* Strong knowledge of virtualization technology (VMware, Hyper-V)
* Experience in highly available 24x7 production environment
* Fluency in operating system administration and tools including Microsoft, Mac OS X, Linux, Python, PowerShell, etc.
* Real world experience with scripting (*nix Shell, PowerShell, Python, PHP, etc.) to develop automation and reporting
* Practical (hands-on) grasp of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Microsoft (Windows Server, IIS, MS SQL) technologies
* Full understanding of hypervisors and virtual machines (VMware, Hyper-V, others)
* Proven experience with Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure (Google Compute a plus) in an enterprise setting
* Solid understanding of key cloud design concepts such as "High Availability" (HA), "Elastic Load Balancing" (ELB), especially in relation to modern disaster recovery (DR) methodologies and cloud-based solution design
* Experience managing large cloud server infrastructure on AWS and/or Azure
o Clear understanding of AWS-specific services and terms (EC2, S3, RDS, AZ, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail)
o Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
o Migrating an existing on-premises application to AWS
o Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
o Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
o Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
o Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms
* Ability to mentor technical operations staff in appropriate technologies, as needed
* Be an excellent and creative problem solver

If you are interested in learning more and feel you have the experience required please apply with a copy of your up to date CV and we will be in touch.