Network Engineer

Activities and responsibilities:

You will be working in the Operations team providing support for all the systems in our development, test, staging and production environments. This is an opportunity to work in a fun and challenging environment, using the very latest technologies to deliver web based applications from both dedicated private infrastructure as well as the Cloud.

Required competencies (in order of importance):

Linux – ideally RedHat based (eg CentOS)
Good knowledge of networking principles and best practice ideally supported by qualifications (e.g. CCNA)
Familiarity with automation tools to manage large-scale server and networking environments
Good knowledge of security principles and best practice
Deep knowledge of web principles and best practice (inc Apache / Nginx & supporting tools)
Design and operation of high availability, high performance services
Experience with Amazon Web Services
Administration of Apache and Nginx servers
Database administration (MySQL or Percona, Mongo, Redis )
Virtualization (one or more of KVM, VMWare, Citrix etc)
Fluent proficiency in one or more scripting languages is required (e.g. Bash, Perl, PHP, Python)
Data centre server hardware (e.g. rack servers, and networking kit, Lights out Management)
Internal monitoring (e.g. Nagios, Check_mk)
Familiarity with Windows server environments and principles
Availability for on-call work

Experience:

Managing infrastructure in a high-throughput production environment potentially with an ISP or MSP
Automation of firewall, router, server builds and deployments including scripting experience and ideally, use of a configuration management system such as Puppet
Working in a Network/Dev/Ops environment and able to work proactively in Agile projects
Following security best practices including appropriate levels of patch management and access control
Enthusiasm for Networking, Dev Ops & Systems Administration, including keeping up to date with the latest operating systems, tools and techniques
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
The confidence to perform in a production environment and the desire to deliver excellent solutions and service to customers
A proactive and energetic person with a desire to contribute collaboratively to the development of the team and the company
Qualities:
Enthusiasm for Networking, Dev Ops & Systems Administration, including keeping up to date with the latest operating systems, tools and techniques
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
The confidence to perform in a production environment and the desire to deliver excellent solutions and service to customers
A proactive and energetic person with a desire to contribute collaboratively to the development of the team and the company

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