• Linux Systems Engineering Manager

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/7/2019 7:19 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Systems Engineering Manager will collaborate with the Head of Information Technology to create and align technical and business strategies to drive success and growth.  He/she will participate in the design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing and modification of computer systems and programs based on and related to system design specifications at Vubiquity. He/she is expected to be highly skilled and proficient in the theoretical and practical application of specialized knowledge related to computer systems, analysis, infrastructure, and system engineering while working independently and without close supervision.


    • Define, design, and implement solutions for high-performance systems using data processing applications, home grown tools, Unix tools, and other emerging technologies.
    • Propose infrastructure changes needed to support an ever growing software base.
    • Develop prototypes rapidly for evaluation and validation purposes.
    • Document code and system designs.
    • Provide application support and systems maintenance.
    • Perform research and analysis on needs and possibilities.
    • Provide technical mentor-ship and be an example to other members of the engineering team.
    • Strategically allocate resources to maximize productivity and optimize resource utilization, track progress and address short and long term resource gaps/surpluses.
    • Uses the appropriate managerial processes, tools and resources to track and report relevant metrics and results.
    • Develops schedules and assigns work to meet critical customer deadlines.
    • May also perform complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, and elastic computer architecture analysis and design.
    • This is a hands-on management role focused on nurturing and expanding a passionate team of world class engineers, providing strong team leadership, driving agile product delivery, and architecting systems for resiliency and high-availability. 
    • Drive the definition and design of system architecture, developing detailed implementation plans, and coordinating cross-team dependencies.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Planning and coordinating complex projects across engineering, IT, and operations
    • Identify sound technical solutions to meet the requirements of the business
    • Translating business needs into technical requirements and solutions
    • Evaluating impact of new requirements to existing systems
    • Requirements change management
    • Partnering with Systems Architects, Project Managers, Developers and management to provide timely execution and support for business systems, planning, implementation and increased system uptimes


    • Required:
      • 3-5 years’ experience of programming/scripting experience in the production of high quality, high performance, and highly available software
      • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
      • RHCE or equalivant experience
      • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities
      • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
      • Dedicated to achieving project schedules and milestones
      • Knowledge of Linux/BSD variants
      • Server hardware and technologies (IBM/HP/SuperMicro)
      • Experience with SAN/NAS Technology, Design and Implementation and RAID levels
      • Experience in heterogeneous environments (Windows/Mac) with single sign on / policy administration (LDAP/RADIUS/KEREBROS,etc)
      • Working knowledge of Internet Protocols: SMTP, POP3, IMAP, FTP, SSH, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS
      • Basic understanding of VPN technologies and terminology
      • Experience with mass systems deployment using kickstart/PXE boot, configuration managment (Spacewalk/Puppet/Chef)
      • Statistics collection/metering - SNMP, Nagios
      • Experience with virtualization management technologies (VMWare, Xen)
      • Ability to work in a team environment with aggressive deadlines and multiple priorities while staying a team player
      • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills
      • Strong attention to detail
    • Desired:
      • Knowledge of other popular Internet programming languages and open source frameworks
      • Shell Scripting using bash or equivalent
      • Systems scripting using PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby or equivalent
      • Experience in video post-production, Metadata Creation, integration and system design
      • Experience with tools such as Signiant, iMake, and Anystream is a plus
      • Video analysis experience using tools such as Sencore or Tektronix

    Key Results and Deliverables (What does success look like):

    • A charismatic and credible communicator who leads by example.
    • Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to thrive in an energetic, fast pace, high growth, entrepreneurial environment.
    • Strong team player who can build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
    • Have excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal.
    • An ethical and proactive leader who can maximize the resources of a start-up environment.



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