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DevOps / Infrastructure Engineer

£55000 - £60000 per annum

DevOps - Infrastructure Support Analyst - LinuxWindows - Tomcat - Puppet/Chef/Ansible - Networks

Leading financial services client is looking for a DevOps/Infrastructure Support Analyst to join their team in London. The successful candidate will have a broad range of technical skills, with in-depth knowledge of the server administration (Linux/Windows), network infrastructure administration and must be willingness to carry out on-call/out of hours work to support client requirements.

Skills and experience required:

  • Experience deploying and managing Java Application Servers (JBoss, Tomcat or Glassfish)
  • Proven experience managing Linux and Windows based servers
  • Network administration (understanding of different network zones and security)
  • Configuration/release management tools (Puppet, Chef, Salt or Ansible)
  • Experience across cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, V-Cloud) and associated API / CLI
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • Active directory administration
  • Knowledge of Citrix server
  • Service and performance monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios, Zenoss, BMC Patrol)
  • Experience in writing technical documentation.

If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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There looking for someone with the below skills -

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Functional Title

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Location

London

Corporate Level

3

Reporting to

Lead Service Operations Manager

Department

Technology

Number of direct reports

N/A


Job Purpose


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Essential
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  • Knowledge and experience of supporting messaging technologies e.g. MS Exchange and Blackberry
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  • Strong experience of providing cross training on technologies and operational processes to colleagues
  • Strong documentation and technical writing skills.
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of ITIL framework (understanding of Incident, Problem, Change)


Desired
  • Experience of O365, Exchange online and Windows 10 implementations.
  • Experience working in financial services sector.
  • Linux support experience.


Essential Function – major duties and responsibilities of the job

Strategic
  • Ensure internal systems are managed to the highest standard by following industry best practice.
  • Demonstrate good problem management ownership and prevention of SLA breach under Incident/Problem Management processes.
  • Actively contribute to the development of existing and new IT process and procedures to enhance service transition and service operation lifecycle stages.
  • Demonstrate self-starter capabilities identifying areas of improvement and taking action in order to address

Operational
  • Monitor, maintain and support a 24x7 Production Data Centre, which includes participating in the ‘on call’ support rota.
  • Ensure that the BAU service is prioritised and all incidents, problems and service requests are responded to in an efficient manner without negatively impacting SLA’s and reporting metrics in place.
  • Maintain and support the enterprise Microsoft Windows server domain and Exchange messaging service.
  • Maintain and support the Citrix and VMware Virtual Infrastructure environment.
  • Maintain and support the datacentre and branch office server hardware infrastructure.
  • Work closely with 3rd party vendors to provide support for the corporate Cisco network, storage and Unified Communications services.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the EMC Networker backup system.
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Leadership
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Essential
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Desired
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If you are a money motivated, self driven, personable, confident and career minded individual, and you want a long term professional sales career, then Recruitment could be the perfect choice for you once you've graduated!

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McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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£50000 - £60000 per annum Benefits

Infrastructure Engineer

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The Key Responsibilities are -

  • Ensuring all users and customers access to network systems, applications
  • Managing Active Directory, MS Windows Server operating systems, Citrix, VMware, Linux/SQL server database, IIS and SAN’s
  • Provide operations support
  • Analysis of server and network activity
  • Troubleshooting operational issues
  • Delivering and working towards IT best practice processes & procedures
  • Ad-hoc project work and generic support duties

Skills and experience -

  • Citrix
  • LAN/WAN
  • SANs
  • Virtualization technologies
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V beneficial
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  • Aware of ITIL best practice for Service Management

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Negotiable


DevOps Engineer || London || Development Background || Permanent || Finance Industry || Competitive Salary


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Developemtn background is a must.


Overview

  • The Dev Ops Engineer will be working within a global dedicated Development team consisting of technical staff – development and providing support to business users and IT teams globally – for a number of Tier-0 (mission critical) Front Office IT Applications.
  • The team has a ‘follow the sun’ model in place effectively operating a single global team. Teams are located in London, Canada, China, Hong Kong and India. Collaboration and coordination with Global Teams is essential for providing support for Global Users.
  • Services include Tier-0 Golden Source Market Data applications utilising Oracle database, Linux, Coherence and various front end UI tools. All systems interact with Front Office and Back office systems as well as the General Ledgers. 3rd party vender like Reuters and Bloomberg are also used within market data services.



Role Purpose

  • Provide daily Technical/Development Support across multiple applications, working closely with other HSBC teams in the UK and overseas to manage and coordinate the delivery of source data as well as technical updates.
  • Ensuring implementations follow best practise design standards in line with business requirements and bank technology standards is crucial whilst conforming to internal and external audit rules
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  • Manage governance and audit related to applications within the Cross Asset IT area.
  • Representation at Project Steering Committee meetings with senior IT and Business Sponsors.


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide daily Technical/Development Support working closely with other HSBC teams in the US, UK and overseas to maintain application service levels and deliver Application enhancements to interfacing applications and end-users.
  • Ensuring change implementations follow best practise design standards in line with business requirements and bank technology standards is crucial.
  • Will require knowledge and understanding of complex infrastructures and server-based applications.


Development

  • Implementation (including Analysis, Design, Coding, Test and Deployment) of application enhancements – as prioritised by the Business/Service stakeholders.


Service Management

  • Provide application and technical support for front and back office Users – which will include an element of out-of-hours on-call support.
  • Act as conduit to external parties, within and outside of HSBC, for support services.
  • Monitor service availability and activity to ensure optimum usage and performance.


Incident Management

  • Crisis call participation and management. Report on service availability – including recording and logging of incidents in a timely manner.
  • Communication to user community and senior stakeholders.


Problem Management

  • Managing the lifecycles of all problems and ensuring that incidents are prevented and to minimise the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented. Performing trend analysis of important services or historical incidents. Working with other Dev Ops engineers to provide permanent solutions – to prevent recurrence of incidents.


Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in working in large, fast-paced environments.
  • Experience of supporting mission-critical applications.
  • Proven track record in a development or support role working under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to translate group standards and best practice into practical application locally, proposing creative solutions and driving implementation
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Proven track record of defining support processes, driving implementation.
  • Experience of development and maintenance of complex, low-latency applications.
  • Experience of working with Oracle Databases.
  • Experience of Unix/Linux scripting language (e.g. Bash, AWK etc.).
  • Fluency in Java (min. v1.7) coding.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Able to assimilate new knowledge quickly and adaptable to change.
  • Ability to work in a team on call rota supporting 24/7
  • Analytical skills to assist in the resolution of complex issues that may be time sensitive.
  • Good communication skills, written, verbal and presentational – including communication to end-users and senior Business stakeholders
  • Experience of working with Oracle Coherence
  • Experience of other programming languages – especially C , C# and JavaScript.
  • Experience of working with messaging technologies – especially Solace.
  • Experience of performance management, communications protocols and a broad range of technologies
  • Experience of monitoring and maintaining tools such as Geneos.
  • Experience of Agile methodologies and delivering application change in an Agile fashion.

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If this is of interest and you have the required skills, please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.