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Senior Architect

Job Title: Senior Architect
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 20th August 2020
Duration: 6months
REF: ASAP10_1597305568
Contact Name: Ellise Fleming
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a global provider of IT services, requires a Senior Architect to join their clients' team based in London.

This is a temporary contract role starting 20th August. Please only apply if you can join the team immediately and are available for interview this week

The Role Requirements

  • Unix/Linux (more of Unix and less of Linux)
  • AWS cloud and Azure
  • DB - Oracle/Aurora/MS SQL
  • Scripting - Shell/Perl/Python scripting

    Application support and incident recovery.
    Weekday and weekend releases/deployments.
    Work with development and other teams on root cause analysis and resolutions.
    Work with development or automation team to engineer away from toils.
    Provide application support by participating in rotational on-call support as well as performing recovery, maintenance and upgrades during weekend and evening hours.
    Serve as an escalation point for other Systems Administrators, Engineers, and other technology teams in the resolution of application and system problems.
    Create and maintain documentation of applications, systems and processes for existing and new systems.
    Work with QA engineering team to assure product quality.
    Identify and correct the root cause of various application and system alarms. Recommend changes to avoid their recurrence.

Key Skills/ Experience Required

DevOps focused - Operations/Support, Sys admin, Scripting, Git.
IIS - Must Have.
Tomcat- Must Have
Ansible - Must have . Becoming more of standard now in Refinitiv
AWS, IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation)- Knowledge of Terraform is preferable over Cloudformation as Refinitiv will use this for all cloud moves in future
Jenkins - Must Have
Splunk - Used for Log Parsing - Must Have
Kibana- Used for Log Parsing - Must Have
Grafana - Good to Have - Can be easily learnt
Rundeck- Good to Have - Can be easily learnt
RegEx (Regular Expressions - Good to have
Puppet - Good to Have
Docker - Good to have
Kubernetes - Good to Have
Rabbid mq- Cheat sheets or work instruction (good to have)
Casandra- high level overview .Cheat sheets or work instruction (good to have)
Apache - Must Have
Varnish and Nginx - Only for RP - Good to have
LDAP- it's only used at AAA (high level overview)

Secondary Skills:

  1. Devops - Jenkins, Maven,Ansibel
    2. Tomcat, Apache
    3. Puppet
    4. Networking - DNS, Firewall, MC Afee patch deployments, Load Balancer, OS and network monitoring

    Scripting experience in at least one of the following: PowerShell, BASH, Python, Perl, Ruby.
    Systems configuration and administration: Windows and/or Linux.
    Basic networking knowledge (Network+ or equivalent training desired). DNS , data flows ,update host files and Irules
    Solid interpersonal skills and comfortable driving an Incident Management process involving production environments with a strong sense of urgency.
    Ability to analyze how components of a distributed system work together using a broad range of skills and tools.