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Senior Systems Engineer

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/P/Systemseng_1650995605
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Senior Systems Engineer


London/ Manchester

Job Introduction

We create components, systems and services that enable people's experience of Online to be tailored by their activities and interactions; everything from content recommendations, to enabling people to comment on News articles. Our services enable and underpin offerings from the major brands.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior System Engineer, you will be closely working with team lead on the design and implementation of our system and infrastructure at a vast scale, enabling the wider engineering community to create industry-leading products and crafting well-architected and consistent systems. You'll be building new features and looking after the mission-critical Single-Sign-On platform for all the public services. To succeed, we need to deliver elegant user experiences, as well as a service that's performant and reliable at scales to millions of users, in a secure manner. You will also be a mentor within our engineering community, so being able to inspire and get the most out of software engineers is desirable too.

The Account team is a dynamic Agile team that strives to embody the principles of DevOps - every team member is fully empowered to improve, release and operate our services.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, some of the things you'll be responsible for are:

  • Providing operational support and incident response/management for the Account team's systems and infrastructure, including out-of-hours on-call support.
  • Enabling software engineers to deliver new releases of software safely and quickly by continually improving our team's development/deployment tools and processes.
  • Working on infrastructure-focused projects which further the Account platform's reliability, scalability, efficiency, and performance.
  • Aiming that the Account platform can scale seamlessly and securely to provide services under a range of traffic conditions and working alongside other team members to performance test our systems.
  • Engaging with other teams to assist with their integration with our systems
  • Helping to ensure that our monitoring, alerting and logging solutions are as good as they can be.

The software that we own and operate is written in Java and Javascript (NodeJS). To help provide our access and identity services, we make use of several ForgeRock products such as ForgeRock Access Management, ForgeRock Identity Management and ForgeRock Directory Services (OpenDJ/LDAP). Our services are entirely cloud-native - we own and operate our own Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts and make use of a wide range of AWS services such as AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon RDS and Amazon Kinesis. We build and deploy software using Jenkins pipelines and tooling written in Python and shell. We don't need you to be an expert on any of these, but any experience using these products would be great.

The Ideal Candidate

  • We're keen to speak with people who have experience designing, developing and supporting large, complex systems at scale with modern tools clearly and coherently.
  • We'd be keen to see the experience of cloud infrastructure and automation techniques.
  • Experience in working on different projects and professional software development processes including Agile, continuous integration/delivery and acceptance test for new components. As well as supporting software in a production enterprise environment.
  • Finally, we value experience communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in an organisation.

Our welcoming, supportive, and remote first team culture has grown organically from our shared values of high-quality user-focused products, collaborative knowledge sharing, accessibility, mentoring and coaching, pairing, flexibility, continuous improvement, personal growth, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.