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Reed Business Information
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  • Systems Engineer – 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 as #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 a new global team of specialist engineers within a fast paced highly dynamic group, committed to continuous improvement and adoption of best practices.
 
Systems Engineering is a newly formed central team, its purpose being a centre of excellence within the Infrastructure and Operations group, promoting automation and the DevOps culture. The successful candidate will need to hit the ground running, with a proven track record in either systems/software engineering or DevOps and have a clear idea of what skills need to be gained to be truly effective in this hybrid role.
 
This position performs moderately difficult research, design, and systems engineering assignments and also responds to system management alerts to handle system/operations exceptions, within the assigned enterprise systems of product offerings. Additionally, this position is also responsible for triage change management support.
 
Technical skills:
Required:
  • Git
  • Ansible or Puppet
  • Programming / Scripting (PowerShell, Bash, or Python)
 
Desirable :
  • OpenStack / AWS / Azure
  • Terraform
  • Packer
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Change management. 
  • Understanding of storage systems, Linux kernel, UNIX kernel, UNIX file system, and Windows infrastructure. 
  • 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. 
 
Accountabilities:
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of major system components in completing assigned tasks (i.e., storage systems, Linux kernel, UNIX kernel, UNIX file system, 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 integrating 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 them 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, UNIX kernel, UNIX file system, and 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 supportive 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 schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.
 
RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.
 
http://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk/

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