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Automation Engineer, Linux Systems Administrator, VMware,Network job in Farnborough

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Job Ref:  204707081
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Farnborough
Post Code:  OX17
Salary:  £45000 - £55000/annum 10% Bonus + Benefits
21/10/2016 02:22
Linux, VMware, data centre, network, automation. Python, Ruby, Puppet

My client a leading IT solutions provider are seeking to recruit multiple automation and monitoring engineers to join a highly sophisticated and expanding team.

Our Automation and Monitoring Engineers work to maintain and improve our Management Platform and component business critical tools, notably monitoring, automation and data warehousing.

What we are looking for are engineers that:
* Enjoy solving problems, even thrive on it
* Are curious - we are learning all the time and we want you to bring your current skill set (which may fill gaps in our knowledge) and learn with us
* Have technical humility - we have some great people here, and they want to be better
* Love seeing their software running on production servers
* Innately think about extensibility, documentation and automation
* Do a good day's work and can have some fun along the way

Linux, VMware, data centre, network, automation. Python, Ruby, Puppet

Key Responsibilities

Develop and maintain UKCloud's monitoring and management platforms
Provide 3rd Line Support for technical queries and application issues raised by internal and external Customers. Resolve these queries promptly and in line with support targets
Provide Subject Matter Expert level support to internal and external customers, including leadership of technical investigations
Actively engage with other teams to improve cross working / team knowledge
Improve software engineering working practices to improve quality and service
Input into product evaluation and selection
Produce and maintain documentation for design, configuration and on-going support
Maintain technical knowledge of current technical trends and standards


A strong understanding of datacentre technologies including Servers, Networks, Storage ideally gained through an operational support background

Strong operational and administration knowledge of Linux Operating Systems and VMware vSphere.

Experience of pro-active monitoring and operation support of business critical systems
An aptitude and desire to identify and automate repeatable tasks for efficiency and accuracy
Demonstrable skill in at least one of the following scripting languages: Python, Ruby, PowerShell, Perl.


Experience with helpdesk tools within an ITIL environment

Experience in working within a large scale cloud or virtualised computing environment is highly desirable

Experience with any of ScienceLogic, SolarWinds, LanDesk, VMware, Ruby, development and maintenance of web applications or administration of Atlassian toolset is highly desirable
In depth knowledge of configuration management tools, ideally Puppet

Linux, VMware, data centre, network, automation. Python, Ruby, Puppet

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas
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