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Open Source Software Engineer

Job Title: Open Source Software Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Industry:
Salary: 55000 - 65000
REF: Open Source Software Engineer
Contact Name: Claire Hallet-Walsh
Contact Email: claire@walshemployment.co.uk
Job Published: 16 days ago
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Job Description

Open Source Software Engineer

 

Reading

To £65K plus extensive benefits package

 

Due to the nature of this work all candidates must be British Nationals, and already hold or be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance to SC level or higher.

 

Candidate Requirements:

We are recruiting at all levels of career experience and would consider graduates with a science related degree (including practical computer programming experience) through to skilled software integration and DevOps professionals.

 

Mandatory:

  • 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

 

Desirable:

  • 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

 

Responsibilities:

You will be part of a team which is jointly responsible for designing, integrating, building, testing, maintenance and on-going operations of the production platform.  Specifically; you would be responsible for:

 

  • 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

 

Job Description:

The team’s focus is a shared ownership and drive to achieve the customer’s goals. We aim for everyone to be involved in software integration, testing, deployment and operations. We all have direct contact with our customer on a daily basis. The team can ask questions directly to ensure they build what is really needed. Each of us takes ownership of a customer ‘story’ from beginning to end. If you are interested in technology integration (as opposed to developing from the ground up), rapid prototyping, regular demonstration of completed work, creating sustainable systems, and thinking ahead but not overcomplicating for today, this will suit you. 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

 

Build your career with us

We are expanding our team of Open Source Software Engineers. If you have a solid 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, great software engineering hardware, a mix of physical and virtual platforms and taking 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.

We are committed to helping clients succeed through our global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results. Come and join a winning team and grow with us.

 

Open Source Software Engineer

Open Source Software Engineer