Systems Engineer - Linux Sysadmin

Job Summary

We are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and highly motivated Systems Engineer who has an automation mindset and is familiar with Infrastructure as Code. This role is Linux focused working in the London based Technology Infrastructure team.

Winton is a global investment management and data science company. Founded in 1997, the company is built on the belief that it is possible to deliver superior long-term returns to its clients by applying the scientific method to investing. Using advanced pattern recognition techniques and large volumes of data, Winton develops intelligent investment systems which strive to construct profitable long term investment portfolios. We employ 400+ people across international offices from San Francisco to Shanghai.


We are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic, and highly motivated Systems Engineer who has an automation mindset and is familiar with Infrastructure as Code.  This role is Linux focused working in the London based Technology Infrastructure team.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain both servers through automation and Configuration Management tools
  • Create, implement and maintain robust standards across our global infrastructure
  • Explore new ideas and technology to improve the existing infrastructure
  • Evangelise the ‘Infrastructure as code’ mind-set and methodology


Person Specification

Required:

  • Strong Linux Administration skills and the administration of associated standard services (HTTP/HTTPS,SSH,NFS,SMB,NTP)
  • Knowledge of server management within a datacentre
  • Solid shell-scripting or Python, Perl
  • Working Knowledge of configuration management tools and source control e.g. Puppet, Ansible or similar.  Plus Git, SVN
  • CI, CD skills


Desirable:

  • Experience with Redhat Satellite, Kickstart, management of software package repositories (e.g. RPM, Pypi, Conda, R)
  • Storage knowledge, either SAN or NAS
    VMware experience across vCenter, ESXi, and vSAN
  • Experience of managing Tape Backup technologies (Symantec Netbackup)
  • Experience with any of the following Docker, MongoDB, Kafka, Zookeeper, Kubernetes, Mesos, Jenkins, Terraform, Consul, Hashicorp-Vault, Packer, Prometheus, Grafana, Atlassian Suite
  • Interest in Information Security, use of SELlinux, experience of OS hardening and securing applications
  • Redhat (RHCSA, RHCE) or equivalent certifications