System Administrator - SaaS/Cloud

£27000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
25 Apr 2017
23 May 2017
Marc Liptrot
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
We are seeking to recruit a SysOps Engineer with an understanding of supporting solutions for On Premise and Cloud deployments. This is a key role in not only ensuring that the solutions are available when needed, but also in supporting the architects and development teams to ensure the customer facing services are optimised for performance, security, cost and end-user availability.

The Role:
The role will have close relationships with the following core areas of the business:
 Development – including development PMs and development directors
 Operations – including delivery PMs and Operations Directors
 Support
 IT

As such, the ability to manage relationships across the business will be a critical part of the role.
Core responsibilities are:
 Ensuring that all our environments (build, test, production) are available as required by our customers and development teams;
 Maintaining the integrity, security, privacy of these environments
 Proactive monitoring of the environments to detect potential failures or compromises
 Release management from development/test environments into production
 Monitoring of all environments (dev, test, production) ensuring full availability as required
 Development and ownership of all cloud provision and support processes
 Cost monitoring of existing cloud infrastructure and cost modelling for new requirements and new products
 Maintain the integrity, security and privacy of the cloud environments
 Maintain build pipelines facilitating continuous integration through deployment, config management and system monitoring
 Feedback to product owners and architects issues impacting services and opportunities for future improvement of products to customers
 Close liaison with development and operations to ensure that requirements from operations are understood and implemented as expected

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A solid background in SaaS and Hybrid Cloud operations management
 Demonstrable experience in SaaS and Cloud related environments and technologies
 Strong understanding of system security and resilience to malicious attack
 Experience in relevant technologies such as: VMWare, Docker, AWS and the SysOps stack (Cloudwatch, Cloudformation, VPC, EC2, autoscaling, etc.), CI tooling such as Jenkins, VSTS, Swagger, etc.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.