Linux engineer/Application support

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    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Gail Maguire

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    6 months ago

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Linux Engineer - Development Environment - GLASGOW

My client is a highly dynamic and globally successful financial services organisation. they currently have an opportunity for an engineer with Linux system administration skills to join their team in Glasgow.

The role:
Engineering team is responsible for all aspects of managing and maintaining a set of enterprise hosted developer enablement tools that are used throughout the bank's global IT development community. These tools, both open source and 3rd party vendor, are hosted within the bank's infrastructure, in a high availability configuration, and are used by thousands of developers on a daily basis. They include tools such as SCM (Perforce and Git/Bitbucket), Issue Tracking (Jira), CI (Jenkins and TeamCity) and Code Quality (Sonar).

The engineering team is responsible for deploying these tools into the bank's environment, and integrating them with both their infrastructure and other tools. Team members manage and maintain these products, tuning them for high performance, upgrading them to the latest releases, introducing additional functionality and providing engineering escalation support.

Members of the team will be expected to work closely with the development community on day to day usage of the products, as well the internal development team, and the offshore support team that provides first line support. Team members will also be expected to work with the infrastructure provisioning teams, such as UnixOps and DBA, on regular basis, to exploit the bank's environment, and internal infrastructure tooling.

Candidates will have the technical skills required to support these products on a Linux platform, and have knowledge of web hosting, infrastructure such as Apache, Tomcat, VCS and SAN, have experience at performance tuning and trouble shooting. Some knowledge of databases, development and SDLC practices, and windows servers are all desirable.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Technical evaluation and deployment of enterprise hosted development enablement tools into the bank's environment.
- Documentation and knowledge transfers to peers and operations teams
- Conducting major upgrades to existing enterprise hosted products
- Building, maintaining and supporting infrastructure around the products to aid in enterprise use
- Troubleshooting performance and stability issues with enterprise hosted services.
- Liaising with users of our products in the IT developer space, to ensure that they are getting the most out the development product set.
- Working with the operations and development teams on day to day issues.
- Working with Enterprise Infrastructure teams
- Planning and carrying out scheduled activities within the firm change approval framework
- Write scripts to automate various tasks

Required Skills:
- Strong Linux SA type skills
- Exhibit required skills in at least 3 of the following areas
- Experience with web app hosting technology, such as Apache and Tomcat
- Knowledge of infrastructure such as SAN and VCS
- Strong scripting skills, as Python, Perl and Unix scripting
- Knowledge of database and simple to intermediate SQL
- Strong knowledge in SOAP and REST services (API)
- Knowledge of security/authentication layers such as Kerberos, SiteMinder or SPNEGO and SSL Certs
- Basic knowledge of Load balancing and Networking
- Experience with performance troubleshooting and resolution
- Strong problem solving skills
- Ability to write detailed technical documentation

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a global team in both infrastructure and applications