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Open Source Software Engineer

  • £40000 - £55000 per annum
  • Reading
  • Posted: 15/08/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 900521

Job Details

Open Source Software Engineer 

Location: Reading, West Berkshire, United Kingdom


If you have a solid Linux foundation and an enthusiasm for technology, we’d love you to join us. We develop, build, and run a cutting edge Big Data platform for a meaningful and strategic client. We’re heavy on automation, have great software engineering hardware, a mix of physical and virtual platforms and take on steep learning curves. We’re delivering to our customer faster than they’ve experienced before. We’re motivated to improve the state of the art, for our customer, and for other engineers or consumers working on similar systems. 

Specifically you would be involved tasks such as the following:
• GNU/Linux software customisation, configuration and integration 
• Hadoop customisation and API integration and its configuration with Ansible and Ambari 
• Implementation of bespoke NiFi processors using Java and integration with commercial security software 
• Ansible deployment automation of software, upgrades and Linux configuration 
• Robot Framework and Selenium based test automation for post-build and post-deploy health checks 
• Bug and technical debt triage, trouble shooting and resolution 
• Production environment change back-porting to our Git repository 
• Enhancement of our Bamboo based build and continuous integration processes 
• System performance analysis and improvement of multiple, high spec large clusters 
• Third line support of production environments with our system administrators 

Our roles are only available if you hold or fulfil the criteria to obtain a UK Security Clearance. 

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• Review, elaboration and accurate estimation of new requirements with our Product Owner 
• Estimation and commitment, as a team, to deliver tested work every 2 weeks 
• Development of work following strict ways of working, standards and levels of quality 
• Regular presentation of progress and completed work to the team and the customer 
• Stay up to date by following industry developments and be active in the Open Source community 
• A drive to meet your personal objectives which are aligned to the business plan for the financial year 
• Investment in your own skills development with support from the team and wider organisation 

• Demonstrable experience in at least one of: RHEL, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu 
• Demonstrable experience in at least one of: Python, Java, JavaScript, C or C++ 
• Familiarity with the following core tools: git, ssh, Unix command line, browsers, Bash 

• Linux experience as a deployment platform and day to day development environment – e.g., can describe package management, networking configuration, log files, environment variables 
• Deep Linux experience – e.g., can describe SELinux, chroot, ssh tunnelling, differences between Linux distributions 
• Experience of starting from scratch, and building on top of existing systems 
• Web development and awareness of vulnerabilities and how to defend against them 
• Experience of test driven development and Automated testing of web applications 
• Networking familiarity – e.g., can describe HTTP protocol, TCP/IP 
• Experience of Hadoop or distributed computation 
• Experience of automating software deployment 
• Experience of network engineering including switches, taps and firewalls and pcap analysis 
• Awareness of system and network security principles such as system hardening, log analysis or IDS/IPS 

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.