Head of Systems Engineering

England, London
£80,000 - £100,000 per annum + negotiable
09 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018
Sean Provins
Accounting, Analyst, Finance, Strategy
Contract Type

Head of Systems Engineering - Amazing Offices!

We have been engaged by a very ambitious, leading quantitative driven financial services company who are looking for a Head of / Lead Systems Engineer to take complete responsibility of the day-o-day maintenance and monitoring of their high performance research cluster and trading infrastructure.


  • Diagnosis and resolution of operational issues involving Linux, high bandwidth WAN links, Cisco Routers, multicast and other high-performance technologies
  • Configuring new compute/network equipment and coordinating hardware maintenance in datacentres around the globe
  • Writing and configuring automation tools that enable the team to work effectively at scale (eg automated builds, configuration management, patch and application deployment, observability and performance management)

Candidate Attributes:

  • Passion for automation, and a desire to know how computers inter-operate
  • Keen interest in open source and new technologies
  • Desire to work closely with highly technical colleagues on all levels of the stack (from hardware specifications and datacentre operation to intricate protocol or software architecture)

Academic Requirements:

  • 2:1 (or foreign equivalent) degree in a STEM subject at undergraduate level
  • Those from Russell Group Universities would be extremely desirable

Further details available upon request

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