Senior AWS Systems Engineer
- Job Ref: 3409
- Location: Dublin, Ireland
- Type: Permanent
Senior Systems Engineer
About the Role
We are looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Engineering Operations Team to help design and implement our SaaS platform infrastructure. The right person for this role is someone who is motivated, has a deep interest in distributed systems provisioning and operations, is keen to keep learning, and is passionate about building cloud infrastructure configuration as code. This person is drawn to the challenges of scaling and building resilient systems across 100s of nodes and crunching large amounts of data.
- Take ownership of our AWS platform including security best practice implementation.
- Automate on-demand provisioning of platforms for production, development and test.
- Script everything. Research and implementation of any interfaces and tools required.
- Manage systems and policies critical to our production, development and test infrastructure.
- Maintain and promote operational best practices.
- Implement test / deployment controls and processes.
- Work with development teams to ensure product features are designed to ensure zero downtime.
- Collaborate with product engineers to resolve connectivity, performance, and stability issues.
- Define and manage backup strategy for IT and development systems.
- Work with field team to understand and replicate customer IT environments.
Skills & Experience
- 5+ years' AWS experience
- Automated change management tools experience, preferably Ansible.
- Suitable experience with other tools such as Puppet, Chef, Salt.
- Linux system administration.
- Ability to craft well-designed scripts in scripting languages
- Experience using monitoring tools for server health and performance at scale e.g. Open source tools, Prometheus, New Relic, Librato.
- Provisioning platforms using deployment automation and auto scaling.
- Designing and maintaining test automation platforms.
- Experience designing large scale reliable systems a plus.
Knowledge of the following technologies would be a bonus:
- Distributed systems written in Java