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Systems Engineer (Based in UK, Richmond, Greater London)

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Exhibitions
REE00A5A Requisition #
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Job Title: Systems Engineer

Reports to: Platforms Tech Lead

Based at: Richmond


Platform Services provides hosting services including on premise & co-location WinTel infrastructure and cloud services to the Reed Exhibitions UK business and global programmes. Providing support to the general Infrastructure Teams to meet business needs across Reed Exhibitions, and in conjunction with other parts of Reed Elsevier, either through direct control (Corporate Infrastructure) or by influencing and guiding regional IT teams as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Managing the AWS Cloud Platform
    • Responsible for maintaining and improving our Cloud hosted applications and services
    • Continuous improvement, orchestration and automation of hosted services
    • Leveraging AWS best practices with multiple AWS accounts
  • Provide mentoring and technical guidance to team members
    • Responsible for providing technical and team leadership
Ideal candidate profile:

Technical Skills: 
  • Required
    • Proven experience deploying and supporting multiple AWS accounts to best practice
    • Proven experience with Cloud Formation, Power Shell and cloud technologies
    • Proven web hosting experience in an enterprise environment – with a focus on AWS
    • Proven experience of general infrastructure in medium / large scale enterprise environments
    • Experience using, monitoring and supporting EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, SQS, SNS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC’s
    • Solid automation, orchestration and scripting
    • Microsoft IIS
    • Microsoft Active Directory (Multi-domain)
  • Beneficial
    • Chef/Puppet/Ansible
    • Atlassian Bamboo or similar
    • Working with CI/CD pipelines
    • Splunk
    • Experience running production applications in containers

Personal Skills:
  • Proven experience implementing change in a large multinational
  • The ability to competently cope with the unexpected
  • The ability to make sound decisions quickly in a crisis situation
  • Exceptional communications skills at all levels both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
  • Ability to Lead technical and demonstrate team leading capabilities
  • A highly driven and self-motivated individual
  • Proven experience in supporting a global user base in a multinational company
  • Ability to take on new skills 
  • Empathy and understanding of other cultures within a support context

Reed Exhibitions excels in creating high profile, highly targeted business and consumer exhibitions and events to establish and maintain business relations, and generate new business. Every year we run over 500 events in 43 countries, bringing together over 7 million active event participants worldwide in 2014. With over 3700 employees in 41 offices around the globe we serve 43 industries worldwide. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

If this position interests you or you know someone it would, please send written applications to recruitment@reedexpo.co.uk with a covering letter and your salary expectations. Or you can apply online at www.reedexpo.com 

Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applications individually. Therefore, if you are not contacted by the company within the next three weeks, we regret to advise that your application has been unsuccessful.


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