Senior AWS Systems Engineer

  • Job Ref: 3409
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Type: Permanent


Senior Systems Engineer

Dublin, Ireland

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.

Your Responsibilities

  • 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:

  • Cassandra
  • Kafka
  • Zookeeper
  • Hadoop/EMR
  • Elasticsearch
  • Distributed systems written in Java


John Ryan, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

John is one of our recruitment consultants on the Technical Infrastructure Division of e-Frontiers and has been with the company since June 2012. John brings over 12 years recruitment experience to the e-Frontiers team having previously worked for one of Ireland’s biggest recruitment companies. He has worked with many of the Ireland’s leading IT companies and has experience of sourcing technical candidates across all levels. He has also gained valuable on-site client recruitment experience from various recruitment projects. John studied Business Studies in Dublin Business School. He prides himself on his professional and logical approach to recruitment.

Specialises in: Senior Windows Engineers, System Support, Linux Administrators, Unix Administrators, Security Consultants, Virtualisation Specialists, Unix Specialists, Infrastructure Consultants, Cloud Automation Specialists, Office 365 Specialists, Windows Engineers