System Engineer

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Andrew Pennycook

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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System Engineer
6 Months

Become a member of a team involved in the analysis, definition, design, construction, testing, installation and modification of medium to large infrastructures.
System Engineering position providing Windows and Linux-centric engineering and Virtualization solutions supporting the client's Real-time Development environments.

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
Participates with team members to analyze requirements and assist in design recommendations for complex systems.

  • Hardware and software configuration testing and certification
  • Windows and Linux-based platform research and development
  • Physical systems build and installation, etc.
  • Providing technical documentation of designed systems and solutions
  • Building, configuring and supporting Virtualization farms and systems
  • Troubleshooting skills
    • System availability…hung, down
    • Performance issues
    • Connectivity issues
  • Typically works on one or more projects at a time as a member of the project team(s), but can also provide support for multiple projects depending upon nature of assignment.
  • Works on small to large, moderately complex projects that require increased skill in multiple technical environments and disciplines.
  • Accountable for quality of own work, and management of own time.
  • Responsible for estimating effort required for own work, and checking other team member estimates.
  • Accountable for compliance with agreed policies, standards and procedures.

Education: BS/MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or related field or equivalent work experience

Required Skills (Must have),

  • Able to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment with little daily supervision
  • Necessary industry experience and associated number of years of experience:
  • Good communications skills
  • Work with internal and external customers, gathering and exchanging information to meet business needs.
  • Coordinates and manages activities both within and outside own team, involving the integration of multiple disciplines and/or teams.
  • Familiar with formal software development lifecycle.
  • Good understanding of project management.
  • Full awareness of customer service.
  • Minimum 4 years experience as a Windows and/or Linux systems engineer or designer in an enterprise environment
  • Mid-level understanding of MS Windows server (2003, 2008 ,2012, 2016, 2019), Linux RHEL v6 and v7 and associated software
  • Experience with HPE enterprise-class hardware (dl360/380/585, etc.)
  • Experience with HPE c7000 blade systems hardware
  • Experience with VMWare ESX Server (vSphere) and Virtual Center v5 and v6
  • Windows Terminal server and/or Citrix experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux-based hardware platforms (e.g., HPE, Dell)
  • Thorough understanding of the following knowledge areas:
  • System builds
  • RAID storage, Disk configurations
  • TCP/IP stack configurations (DNS, NTP)

Desired Skills (Nice to have in addition to the Required Skills), necessary industry experience and associated number of years of experience:

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows and Linux-based scripting facilities
  • Perl, C, PHP, VBScript, or Python development skills desired
  • Experience in a market-data environment a plus!
  • Has created, maintained and deployed Windows and Linux "standard build" images
  • Automation experience is desired