Senior Linux Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


Description

The Company

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We have a deep interest in ground-breaking scientific research and cutting-edge technology.
We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating environment where good ideas are prized and rewarded. Our working culture is positive and informal with no dress code.


The Role

This is an exciting time to join the business as we are starting a strategic move from a predominantly Windows infrastructure to Linux. You will be coming on board at a critical time to help drive the expansion of the Linux infrastructure and grow its reach within G-Research. Inputs from engineers is highly valued at G-Research: for the right individual, it is a great opportunity to really help shape the infrastructure of a leading FinTech firm, build things of high quality, with a focus on automation.
The team covers a breadth of project work and is tasked with developing elegant solutions to challenging problems. The team plays a focal role within the company, and on a daily basis you would be interacting with systems/infrastructure teams and developer teams.
The role will centre on projects to scale the enterprise Linux environment, both in server count and for more and more varied uses. This involves maturing the build, patching and config management systems and processes to excel at supporting the fast growing Linux needs of G-Research. You will also be involved in securing the Linux estate, proposing and implementing solutions to fulfil security requirements. Integrating new hardware, including tuning will be another of your responsibilities.

The Individual

The right person for the role will have the following:

  • Strong Linux/Unix experience, ideally Red Hat/CentOS experience
  • Scripting (e.g. bash, Python, Perl) and automation
  • Strong understanding of OS core principles, performance and tuning
  • Experience with configuration management application (such as Puppet or Chef)
  • Knowledge of orchestration and automation tools (such as Ansible and Rundeck)
In addition to the technical skill set, we are looking for motivated team players who are able to see inefficiencies in our systems and processes and who can then suggest solutions as to how things could be done better. We are always looking to continuously improve and it is important that you have this mind-set too.

The Location

Based in the heart of Central London, we are served by 5 stations and 6 tube lines, with the closest station Goodge Street within seconds of the office. With vibrant West End close by, you are in walking distance of many top London attractions, theatres and shopping districts.

 

Why should you apply?

  • Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Top private healthcare
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Pension Scheme