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Reed Business Information
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Systems Engineer III – Git / Ansible or Puppet / Programming / Scripting (Powershell, Bash or Python)

Reed Business Information are a $1bn Technology Business and part of the FTSE100 RELX Group (Forbes #53 Global Employer)

Competitive Salary + Benefits


About us:

RBI uses leading edge technology to deliver market leading information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals, and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.

RBI people are driven by an environment focussed on innovation, passion for our products, and collaboration, where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a FTSE100 global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers, RELX has recently been ranked by Forbes #53 in their Top 2000 Global Employers.


The role:

We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to be based in our Sutton, South London office. You’ll be working in the Core Operations team within a fast paced highly dynamic group, committed to continuous improvement and adoption of best practises.

Core Operations is a recently formed team within the Infrastructure and Operations department working closely with our Architecture and Systems Engineering teams on delivering automation within the Global Operations teams. The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record in systems engineering and have a clear idea of what skills need to be gained to be truly effective in the role.

This position performs moderately difficult research, design and systems engineering assignments and also responds to system management alerts to handle system/operational exceptions, within the assigned enterprise systems of product offerings. Additionally, this position is also responsible for triage change management support.


Technical Skills:



Ansible or Puppet

AWS / Azure

Understanding of storage systems, Linux kernel and windows infrastructure








Change Management

Program installation and troubleshooting

Knowledge of virtual server environments and thin client

Knowledge of scripts for automation

Understanding of system and problem management tools

Problem solving

Good oral and written communication skills



Demonstrate thorough understanding of major system components in completing assigned tasks (i.e., storage systems, Linux kernel and Windows infrastructure)

Diagnose problems with application programs, common system, or systematic questioning techniques.

Configure controls; install or troubleshoot programs within multiple system environments.

Construct Job Control Language (JCL) or scripts for processing of workloads by system.

Provide prompt recovery and problem escalation for the exceptions, extrapolating and interrogating information within defined boundaries, using multiple system management and problem management tools.

Partner closely with development groups, support groups and vendors to coordinate special operations, and communicate/escalate problems as appropriate to meet assigned deadlines.

Work closely with support groups to refine system monitoring and reporting, and to assist in their analysis and problem recovery.

Apply problem-solving skills in multiple operating environments to support assignments involving the execution of a series of related tasks.

Demonstrate knowledge of system components in completing assigned tasks (i.e., storage systems, Linux kernel & Windows infrastructure).

Diagnose system performance problems.

Perform online system functions to assist with tasks encountered in execution of daily responsibilities such as utility functions and editing of files.

Develop lists/scripts for execution of commonly used processes and automation of simple tasks.

Proper implementation of team changes and service requests.

Proper creation, execution, documentation and closure of tasks, changes and requests.


RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Women in Technology:

RBI is very support of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 24% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

Mentoring scheme for women in technology

Women’s network forum

Regularly run events for school girls about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.


RBI proudly supports the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.


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