Aug 13, 2023

Junior UNIX Engineer

  • Options Technology
  • Belfast, County Antrim
Full time

Job Description

Junior UNIX Engineer


Location: Belfast

Salary: Competitive


Join our team of expert engineers in the Options UNIX Team!


Working for Options


Developing and engaging our people is a strategic priority for our business. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and contribute to Options’ future growth and success.

We want to hear from candidates that are motivated, self-driven and have a passion to learn and develop their skills in the world of financial technology.


Who are we?


Options is a leading managed services and IT infrastructure products provider to the global capital markets community. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds and exchanges.

We currently employ over 450 employees worldwide and are continuing to grow across offices in New York, Chicago, Belfast, London, Cambridge, Hong Kong and Singapore.


Why Options?


  • Global travel: We have offices in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Belfast, Dublin and across Asia.
  • Continuous career development opportunities: We provide professional skills development and technical training.
  • The chance to be a part of a self-sufficient, successful team: The Options team operates in a fast-paced environment with endless opportunities for innovation and forward-thinking.
  • Competitive salary: In addition to a competitive salary, Options reward employees with a range of bonus incentives and employee benefits.


The Role


The role of the UNIX-engineer is to perform maintenance routines, troubleshooting and UNIX-installations. Candidates should be proficient in UNIX-based utility service programs and storage systems. The UNIX engineer will be responsible for managing direct attached or network attached storage technologies, improving hard drive storage requirements and systems as well as maintaining UNIX-based server-client systems.


We’re looking for someone who has technical proficiency in:


  • 1 years Unix/Linux System administration experience.
  • UNIX/Linux professional qualifications or equivalent proven experience in a technical support role.
  • Experience with Kickstart/Jumpstart and PXE for remote installations.
  • Experience with Configuration Management with Puppet.
  • Detailed working knowledge of UNIX (Solaris 10/11), Linux (RHEL5/6, Ubuntu, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of DHCP, DNS, SMTP, NTP, SSH, NFS and various filesystems.
  • Solid fundamentals in Linux operating systems and prior experience managing production systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with client facing experience.
  • Basic LAN/WAN and TCP/IP troubleshooting skills.
  • Basic script writing experience (any of Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Basic storage/SAN administration experience.


Typical Job duties would include:

 

  • Support and scale server infrastructure for production and internal environment.
  • Member of team managing always-on, multi-site infrastructure.
  • Ensure proper security, monitoring, alerting and reporting for the infrastructure.
  • Assist with capacity planning for all aspects of the infrastructure.
  • Ensure that all projects and infrastructure are properly documented.
  • Design, implement and operate a scalable and reliable system infrastructure supporting fast growth.
  • Perform daily maintenance activities.
  • Participation in an on-call rotation.


We’re also looking for candidates with:


  • Strong research, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changeable working environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Desire to travel and see the world.
  • Ability to work independently and manage your own projects in a professional manner.
  • A passion for innovation and the financial technology sector.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Project management skills and proven ability to manage own workload.


How to apply


Please submit a CV and cover letter to the Junior UNIX Engineer role on the Options Career Page at https://www.options-it.com/careers/. The CV must be a maximum of two pages. The covering letter must detail the role you are applying to, along with your availability.