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Senior Systems Engineer

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Location Sydney, New South Wales Salary Negotiable
Sector IT Type contract

My client is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer with experience in working with high volume transactional websites to join our Site Operations team on a 12 month initial contract. This role operates in a fast moving Agile/DevOps environment with a product and platforms that are growing and changing rapidly.

  • Responsibilities

  • Manage a ~2000 server high volume transactional environment across both AWS and self-hosted Ganeti/KVM environments
  • Work with Engineering teams to improve the operational readiness of product features. Be the gate keepers of production, raise awareness of potential risks to production stability.
  • Become part of a weekly PagerDuty based On Call rotation with our other engineers, responding to the occasional major incident that needs your help to resolve.

Key Skills / Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications

  • At least 2 years' experience in a Senior Systems Engineer role
  • Experience managing a complex system ~200+ server environment (E.g. More complex than load balancer → frontend → backend → database)
  • Strong Linux Systems Administration skills - RedHat, CentOS
  • Application & Web server skills - Tomcat/Java, Apache\Nginx
  • Scripting, Coding and configuration management skills with the likes of Puppet, Bash, Python
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and handle dependencies across multiple teams
  • A strong work ethic, the ability to keep complex tasks organised, and an amazing attention to detail

Nice to Have

  • Kubernetes
  • Detailed knowledge of web application architecture and infrastructure
  • Experience with AWS
  • Exposure to continuous delivery pipelines and their associated environments and including Bamboo/Jenkins, Bitbucket, Rundeck environments.
  • Experience with AWS Cloudformation
  • Experience with Load Balancers, HaProxy/Nginx.
  • Postgres operational experience

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