The Senior Unix Engineering Consultant is primarily responsible for delivering Engineering support to personnel in the UK and India, following strategic direction in the area of Enterprise Unix Servers and ensuring its integration into other key areas, (e.g. VMware/Database/Storage/Automation). This may require some cross over into the Unix Operations team to ensure day to day operations are functioning to agreed best practices as defined by Unix Engineering.
The senior Engineering Consultant will establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the management of internal and external customer/business functions. The Consultant will possess excellent communication skills and will work on a day-to-day basis with internal customers and business users, technology teams and third parties to ensure that services are delivered in line with the defined customer service levels and expectations.
This is a key role requiring a broad range of technical knowledge specialising preferably in RHEL but including, either AIX or Solaris. This is a highly challenging but rewarding position where you will be expected to act as a role model within the team, leading by example and also assisting with mentoring initiatives in UK and India.
You are a Linux expert who thrives in dynamic environments and won’t feel satisfied unless you are challenged with new problems on a daily basis. You will be dedicated to technology and providing robust engineering solutions. You will build our infrastructure, keep our products stable, and maintain our applications resulting in 100% uptime for our customers within a well-defined strategy and roadmap that is integrated with other technologies.
Skills and experience
-Engineering new Linux-based solutions as required by business, product, or technology teams.
-Ability to work to tight deadlines and to function successfully under pressure
-Organised with good attention to detail and an ability to prioritise workload and objectives for yourself and others
-Team player with a confident outgoing personality
-Strong written and verbal presentation and communication skills
-Structured and methodical in problem solving Technical awareness of future products, concepts and standards
-Desire to take on responsibility and lead by example and mentor other Unix team members.
-Proactively seek and implement solutions for improvement
-Demonstrate a sense of joint ownership of issues that affect the company
-Ability to collaborate constructively with peers from other infrastructure teams
-Improving the productivity of the Unix team through automation and automated deployment
-Maintain a broad knowledge of operating systems and hardware
-Contribute to administration, availability, scalability, and disaster recovery of current systems
-Understanding of disaster recovery and contingency planning
-Provide technical advice and support to various Infrastructure and development teams Provide day to day support of production systems
-Perform periodic on-call duties as part of a global team
-Provide the following clear technical documentation to ensure consistent global support Unix environments and standards Systems design and deployment
-Configuration and administration
-Education and induction of new hires Best practice and recommendations
-Very strong system administration skills in RHEL and either Solaris or AIX
Knowledge of ESX virtual technologies for Linux hosting
-Experience of working in a DevOps enterprise environment
-Exposure to Windows but exceptional hands on Linux, RedHat and UNIX skills
-Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat or JBOSS web servers, Java environments and build tools
-Experience of Puppet or Chef automation, including configuration, set up, ongoing support and driving future strategy
-Management of large (over 1000 server) heterogeneous estates using tools such as Puppet or Chef -Strong scripting abilities, including Shell, Perl, PHP, Ruby and YAML
-Creation or maintenance of build servers
-Veritas experience covering Volume Manager and Cluster Server
-Ability to build and configure the following core supporting technologies: NIS, NTP, NFS and LDAP -System performance reporting and diagnosis Ability to identify tasks which should be automated and then create tools to automate them
3-8 years of relevant work experience, including with Linux systems requiring the use of the following languages Python C and C++ Java Perl, Shell or PHP
Flexibility to travel between locations in the South East UK and India if required
Working knowledge of the following server hardware
DELL IBM Oracle/SUN HP
Working knowledge of Netbackup, HP Openview, Control-M and Autosys
Working knowledge of SAN storage and host-based configuration
Virtualization and strong networking knowledge
Good understanding and diagnostic skills (Firewall, Load balancing, DNS, LDAP, VLAN tagging, LACP, Cloud VPN/VPC)
Banking or finance related business experience
Technical certifications (ie, Red Hat, Puppet, Chef, Bamboo, MySQL)
Please call or send an email to Lynda at Careermoves Ireland to discuss this opportunity.