Infrastructure Engineer, Open Source
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Full Time
Closes 25/08/21
Full Time
Closes 25/08/21
Who we are looking for
An experienced Linux Infrastructure Engineer to provide specialist support, development, and lifecycle management for platforms and services hosted on open source technologies.

Systems Operations are responsible for supporting, maintaining and improving our mission critical compute and storage platforms that underpin our highly demanding products and services.

You will be collaborating with Infrastructure, Development, and DevOps teams to advance and advocate our use of open source technology with core values such as automation, scalability, observability and security.

In tandem with the operational responsibilities, you will be heavily involved in several key initiatives aimed at addressing our current and future challenges. In addition, we actively encourage progressive ideas that will assist in driving us forwards.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with a software engineering mindset, who is passionate about modern, scalable technology, and methodologies, to progress in a fast moving environment.

You may be required to provide on call coverage which will require a weekend in office presence on a rota basis and out of hours’ support.
Preferred skills and experience
Deep knowledge in Linux (preferably Red Hat derivatives) operating system stacks and services.
Experience automating and managing infrastructure at scale using tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform.
Solid understanding of Version Control (Git) and CI/CD principles.
High level of competency in one or more of the following - bash, Ansible, Python, Go.
Community and/or commercial containerisation technologies (Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift).
Fundamental understanding of networking, storage and virtualisation.
Experience in collecting and visualising metric and log data using tools such as Splunk and Elastic.
Effective time management, organisation and work prioritisation to meet deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.
A logical approach to solving problems under pressure and an active communicator on technical issues.
Strong academic background, ideally with a BSc/MSc IT related degree or relevant industry experience.
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Main Responsibilities
Collaborating with other technology specialists within the teams.
Challenging what we do, identifying how to maximise our current technology investment, and recognising where we can leverage open source technologies.
Managing privately hosted containers platforms.
Designing and engineering container platform enhancements, upgrades and API integrations.
Recognising areas for continuous improvement and opportunities for automation. Providing subject matter lifecycle management and support of existing open source services and collaborating with application teams.
Delivering both physical and software activities to agreed timescales in line with the agreed delivery frameworks and SDLC.
Defining and enhancing system monitoring and visibility using modern tooling and practices.
Providing support escalation for high severity incidents and problems.
Mentoring and coaching less experienced engineers.
Taking part in an on call rota to support Linux systems.
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The benefits of working with us
Bonus Schemes
Recognition for your performance and hard work.
Company Pension
Preparing you for later life with a top pension.
Employee Assistance Programme
Supporting the wellbeing of you and your family.
Eye Care
In a digital world, we help take care of your vision.
Income Protection
Your income is protected, just in case.
Life Assurance
Peace of mind for your family in any eventuality.
Tax Free Childcare Scheme
A bit extra in your pocket to help with your little ones.
Life Events and Long Service
To celebrate your big occasions, dedication and hard work.
Hillside (Technology) Ltd opened our North West office in 2016 in the heart of Manchester’s buzzing city centre. In recent years the city has become a hub of technology and creative industries.
Our location
  • Often described as the UK’s second city, living costs in Manchester are around 30% cheaper than London.
  • Our office has plenty of public transport nearby, including trains operating around the country and the Metrolink.
  • Manchester is passionate about sport and has two Premier League football teams.
  • Full of fantastic restaurants and shops, from Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter, there is lots to see and do.
What we get up to
Our Manchester office is home to part of Hillside (Technology) Ltd's Software Development family as well as additional technology units. We work closely with our other Technology sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Bulgaria to deliver our first class product.
Some location benefits
Nearby Restaurants and Shops
Tea and Coffee Service
Great Commuter Links
City Centre Location
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