Development Operations Engineer Development Operations Engineer …

Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
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GBP50000 - GBP72000 per annum + plus benefits
Carnegie Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Contract, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP50000 - GBP72000 per annum + plus benefits
Our client a reputable securities business trading in shares, commodities and indices require a "Development Operations Systems Engineer". The individual will be monitoring, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and financial trading platforms. In addition the individual will support the firms applications, data centres, and initiate and develop tools for bespoke and third parties for automating software engineering and delivery.

Our client a reputable securities business trading in shares, commodities and indices require a "Development Operations Systems Engineer". The individual will be monitoring, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and financial trading platforms. In addition the individual will support the firms applications, data centres, and initiate and develop tools for bespoke and third parties for automating software engineering and delivery.

Primarily the individual will be supporting and maintaining trading applications, coupled with developing and implementing tools for automating key software engineering processes, namely monitoring, integration, testing, and environmental deployments and releases. Scripting and regular manual tasks, to improve on-going business processes will need to be undertaken in the role.

On the "Application Systems & Platform Support" side of the role, the individual will undertake the following;

  • Support, monitor, enhance and operate Retail and Institutional Financial Trading platforms, and other in-house applications
  • Manage service delivery under ITIL service delivery and incident management procedures, and to follow up escalations
  • Work closely with the in-house development and QA teams to bridge the gap with Business and Front Office
  • Apply or coordinate new changes and updates/patches/releases to applications
  • Administer and enhance monitoring tools/solutions to ensure applications are available and operating efficiently. Outrages are identified , and any risks addressed promptly
  • Create and implement automated scripts to standardise routine activities
  • Assist line managers in identifying gaps and providing temporary and permanent fixes on existing support and service management framework
  • Assist the line manager in creating automated tools and scripts to make the most out of available infrastructure (back end optimisation)
  • Provide on-site and remote support to users
  • Ability to troubleshoot both trading and core applications as well as niche applications end-to end
  • Provide support put of hours and on call

Qualifications:

  • BSc IT, Computer Science/Engineering discipline
  • Supporting experience with Windows & Linux based applications
  • Supporting experience with Windows & Linux servers in virtualised and Cloud environments as well as bare metal
  • Development/scripting experience in any of C++, C#, Java, Python, Powershell, Ruby preferred
  • Experience or familiarity with development tools such as Puppet, Docker, Bamboo, Terraform, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Kibana
  • Experience in a user support/management working with multi - cultural/multinational environment
  • Previous experience supporting Low Latency high frequency environments infrastructure an advantage
  • Exposure working with heterogeneous database technologies
  • Cloud technologies knowledge and exposure preferred
  • Experience supporting Forex ad Equity trading applications and platforms is an added advantage
  • ITIL foundation certificate MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, systems and security certificates and any further IT accreditation's are a strong advantage for the right candidate

Specific Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to work under pressure and under direction of demanding clients cross border
  • Ability to multi-task, and a proven record of delivering applications and projects
  • Strong understanding of FIX protocol and its application with F/X trading
  • Deep knowledge, and experience supporting client facing SLA's and tiered support methodologies (ITIL standards preferred)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, SSL and financial network technologies
  • Experience working with and supporting PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2 & MS SQL database technologies an advantage
  • Knowledge of local and networked file systems e.g NFS, DFS, NTFS, DNS)
  • Familiarity with systems tools and protocols (e.g SNMP, Managed Engine, Nagios Zabbix etc)
  • Skills to accept and adapt to different challenges and requirements of work

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual offered on a fixed term contract 6-9 months.

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