Linux Platform Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom


The Role


We are looking for a Linux Platform Engineer willing to get into the Hadoop and Splunk technology space to join our growing Linux Platform Engineering team.


You will help drive the expansion of Linux and Big Data technologies and grow their reach within G-Research. You’ll also help shape the G-Research infrastructure; driving the adoption of Linux based applications and big data technologies, build systems of high quality, with a focus on scalability, resiliency, security and automation.


The Individual


You will have the following:


  • Strong Linux/Unix experience.
  • Scripting (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl).
  • Orchestration tools (such as Ansible).
  • Automation via the use of configuration management (such as Puppet or Chef).
  • Strong understanding of Linux OS core principles, performance and tuning.
  • Experience in architecting, implementing and supporting applications running on Linux.


The following would be advantageous but not necessary:


  • Hadoop.
  • Log indexing and searching (e.g. Splunk, ELK, Solar).
  • Batch and streaming job frameworks (such as Spark, Storm).
  • NoSQL databases (HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB).
  • Middlewares and messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, RabbitMQ, FTL, Ultra Messaging).
  • Time series databases (such as InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, or Prometheus).
  • Kerberos, SSL certificates.
  • Database administration and querying (SQL).
  • Cluster managers (e.g. Docker, Apache Mesos, Kubernetes).


Candidates should first and foremost be great at what they know and do, and be willing to learn the technologies and aspects they may not have been exposed to in the past. They should have a track record of delivering high quality work, complete, tested and documented.


Why should you apply?


  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities.
  • Relaxed environment with a relaxed informal dress code.
  • Great work/life balance with fantastic benefits package including comprehensive healthcare and life assurance, 25 days holiday, contributory pension scheme, cycle scheme, gym subsidy, monthly company events and many more!
  • Market-leading compensation plus annual discretionary bonus.