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Lead Systems Engineer

£ 42000.00 - £ 74000.00 per annum



Juliette Palmer-Cowell

Recruitment Consultant

Juliette on the recruitment industry:

Recruitment is a busy, fast paced industry that requires good people skills, accurate knowledge and a sense of humour! 

Matching excellent candidates with quality clients is what it’s all about.   

You should speak to me about:

White collar temporary roles within the house building sector

You should speak to me because:

  • I pride myself on listening to the exact requirements of clients and candidates to enable me to place people in the right roles

  • I find the house building industry interesting and I keep up to date with all the latest news

  • I am approachable and honest and will always give my clients and candidates 100% effort

Interesting fact about me:

I love fast cars and took part in the Porsche Guinness World Record event at Silverstone

I love live music and enjoying going to festivals  

Lead Systems Engineer - Berkshire
We expect the role holder to be an up-to-date, hands-on practitioner in several of the following areas:-
  • Full engineering life-cycle and Systems Engineering (IVV&T) practices from requirements/user story capture and decomposition through to integration, acceptance and customer sign off and associated toolsets
  • Experience of producing high/low level designs
  • Proven track record of driving standards and best practice
  • Software methodologies including Waterfall/V model, Agile, Lean
  • Experience in aspects of test engineering such as Continuous Integration Testing, Test Driven Development, Unit and System level testing, performance, soak and smoke testing.
  • Ratifying requirements against acceptance criteria
  • In depth knowledge of the Windows, Linux or Unix operating systems.
  • Linux scripting with Bash (or similar) and preferably at least one other programming language.
  • Unix/Linux/Windows system administration
  • Big Data systems experience (e.g. ElasticSearch, Hadoop)
  • Experience of integration to ensure multiple components of a software project knit together at a system level in a seamless manner.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in Operating System security and associated network/platform design, hardening and deployment, including firewalls and IDS/IPS etc.
  • Kickstart of linux based components and in-life management using puppet/ansible.
  • Patching methodologies and testing.
  • Development and deployment of monitoring systems for both in-development and live components (Nagios/SolarWinds/Check_MK) including configuration of agents and SNMP.
  • Advanced deployment and configurations of VMware products including ESX, vCenter with VDS and NSX.
  • Understanding of storage platforms and protocols, including SAMBA, NFS, FCoE and high availability enterprise grade storage platforms including Netapp & EMC.
  • Design and debug of underlying networks and protocols including TCP/IP, firewall theory and packet analysis.
  • Design and development of deployment guides.
  • Issue management using tools such as Redmine or JIRA.
  • Understanding of backup and restoration issues for 24x7 support, including development of documentation for 1st and 2nd line support teams.
Desirable skills:
  • An appreciation for Service Management, Service Delivery, Transition to Operations (TTO) and ITIL.
  • An awareness of delivering software projects to time, cost and quality.
  • External recognition and certification e.g. CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, CCNA or SSCP