Open Source Software Engineer - Reading - Berkshire

£50,000 - £55,000 per annum - IT
Ref: 351 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Oct 2019
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Open Source Software Engineer

Reading

To £65K plus extensive benefits package

 

Due to the nature of this work all candidates must be British Nationals, and already hold or be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance to SC level or higher.

 

Essential experience required:

Our client is looking for individuals who have a solid Linux foundation, an enthusiasm for technology., and demonstrable experience in the following:

  • At least one of: RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu
  • At least one of: Python, Java, JavaScript, C or C++
  • Familiarity with the following core tools: git, ssh, Unix command line, browsers, Bash

Desirable experience:

  • Linux experience as a deployment platform and day to day development environment – e.g., can describe package management, networking configuration, log files, environment variables
  • Deep Linux experience – e.g., can describe SELinux, chroot, ssh tunnelling, differences between Linux distributions
  • Starting from scratch, and building on top of existing systems
  • Web development and awareness of vulnerabilities and how to defend against them
  • Experience of test-driven development and Automated testing of web applications
  • Networking familiarity – e.g., can describe HTTP protocol, TCP/IP
  • Experience of Hadoop or distributed computation
  • Experience of automating software deployment
  • Experience of network engineering including switches, taps and firewalls and pcap analysis
  • Awareness of system and network security principles such as system hardening, log analysis or IDS/IPS

 

Job role responsibilities:

Specifically, you would be involved in technical tasks such as the following:

  • GNU/Linux software customisation, configuration and integration
  • Hadoop customisation and API integration and its configuration with Ansible and Ambari
  • Implementation of bespoke NiFi processors using Java and integration with commercial security software
  • Ansible deployment automation of software, upgrades and Linux configuration
  • Robot Framework and Selenium based test automation for post-build and post-deploy health checks
  • Bug and technical debt triage, trouble shooting and resolution
  • Production environment change back-porting to our Git repository
  • Enhancement of our Bamboo based build and continuous integration processes
  • System performance analysis and improvement of multiple, high spec large clusters
  • Third line support of production environments with our system administrators

In addition, the following form part of the broader role:

  • Review, elaboration and accurate estimation of new requirements with our Product Owner
  • Estimation and commitment, as a team, to deliver tested work every 2 weeks
  • Development of work following strict ways of working, standards and levels of quality
  • Regular presentation of progress and completed work to the team and the customer
  • Stay up to date by following industry developments and be active in the Open Source community
  • A drive to meet your personal objectives which are aligned to the business plan for the financial year
  • Investment in your own skills development with support from the team and wider organisation

Our clients projects are based in their office or client site but may require travel to other locations. The successful candidate must be able and willing to spend time working away from home if required.

 

About the company:

Our client is a global Tier 1 company involved in many leading mission critical projects. They are highly regarded within the industry and are one of the largest independent technology & business services firms in the world.

They consider employees as highly valued members of the business and offer extensive progression opportunities for those wishing to move further in their career on a local, national or global scale.

 

Open Source Software Engineer

Open Source Software Engineer