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Senior Systems Engineer




ICIS Karlsruhe focusses on the analysis of the energy market. The Tech Team is composed of five highly motivated young individuals, working together to innovate the infrastructure and the customer portal.


The company has expanded rapidly so the Tech Team can offer a new exciting and challenging open position for a senior systems engineer and database administrator. We are currently looking for a bright, analytically skilled and communicative individual to help us maintain and improve our systems and overall infrastructure.

Senior Systems Engineer / Database Administrator

We can offer you an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Systems Engineer / Database Administrator, working in an agile, dynamic and evolving environment. You will join a group engaged in designing, building, implementing, optimising and supporting an end-to-end DevOps solution. You will enable the continuous improvement of existing products and processes and build infrastructure for new products and applications. With your contribution, platforms are scalable and autonomous, releases go Live without any downtime and platforms are secure. You will support a range of systems, tools, applications and strategies used by the Development teams.

As a successful candidate you will need to hit the ground running, with proven experience in either systems engineering or DevOps and have a clear idea of what skills you need to gain to be truly effective in this role.  You will need pipeline automation skills, with strong communication and collaboration skills and be motivated to achieve results. This position performs research, design, implementation, support and systems engineering assignments as well as promoting automation and DevOps culture.


Main Responsibilities
•Operate and monitor our existing databases, websites, applications and system environments to ensure structural integrity
•Automate configuration management and infrastructure / application deployments in a toolset such as Ansible
•Design and implement security systems and redundant backups to maintain data safety
•Oversee the development and installation of new hardware and software
•Design and develop a framework for Continuous Integration and Deployment
•Design and develop automation templates or tools for infrastructure provisioning, configuration and change management
•Automating configuration management, infrastructure and application deployments
•Own, manage and improve our release process. Focus on scale and efficiency
•Work with Operational and Development groups to drive the most optimal solutions

Desirable Skills and Experiences
•Hands on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud providers
•Knowledge about working with Confluence and JIRA
•Experience with Containerisation (Dockers, Kubernates, Mini Kube)
•Linux systems administration experience, CentOS/RHEL and LPI certification a plus
•Knowledge of virtual server environments
•Hands on experience with Relational Database Management Systems
•Experience with Rundeck preferable
•Strong communication and collaboration skills


We Offer

•A vibrant environment working alongside a young dynamic, and motivated team
•A fast-paced dynamic environment
•Personal development opportunities
•Active involvement and responsibility from Day 1
•Flexibility and trust as part of our corporate culture
•A drawer full of bisquits, chocolate and sweets
•Free drinks and afterwork drinks
•Table Tennis and Table Football


ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider with divisions spanning energy and fertilizers. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering valuable information and analytics tools which enable our customers to identify and react to opportunities in markets which are constantly evolving. We have more than 30 years’ experience in providing pricing intelligence and news, forecast data, market analytics and independent consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.
With a global staff of more than 600, ICIS has employees based in London, Houston, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Mumbai, Tokyo, Karlsruhe, and Milan.
About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services 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 is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
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.



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