Senior Sysops

Purpose of Role

We are looking for an engineer to join the SysOps team at Pure360 as we transition to DevOps. The team is responsible for ensuring the stability, security and performance of the platform and performing regular software releases.
Our infrastructure runs on AWS / JVM(Scala) / PHP and MySQL Galera Clusters. Having migrated to cloud services, we are planning to increase our use of containerisation and migrate part of the data layer away from MySQL. You will be given autonomy to research, recommend and implement solutions.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced sysadmin or devops engineer to further their skills and progress their career by moving beyond BAU administration into owning and driving improvement within the platform.

Main Duties
● Investigating and resolving last-line support issues
● Working with the development teams where necessary to identify and resolve bugs
● Investigating trends in monitoring data to identify issues with ELK / New Relic
● Maintaining and improving the software deployment and configuration CI/CD systems
● Out of hours on-call (1 week per month with 1 s/w release that week)
● 50% Project / 50% BAU work balance
● Backend support of the Pure360 LAMP stack

Essential skills

Technical experience
Linux administration (Ideally RHEL/AWS/Ubuntu)
Web support (Apache Httpd & Nginx, Load balancers)
RDBMS Database administration (ideally MySQL / percona / mariadb and Galera)
Scripting/automation (ideally Bash/perl/python/ansible)
Devops experience (ideally Ansible / Go / Jenkins / Travis / ELK)

Soft Skills

Highly self motivated, can-do attitude, eager to learn and progress
Ability to take ownership of projects and drive through change
Excellent time management skills – able to manage project and team workloads
Great communication abilities on multiple levels (technical, business & external customers)
Confident in presenting technical concepts and mentoring team members
A strong work ethic combined with an ability to contribute to a positive team environment

Desirable skills
Previous experience with an ESP (Email Service Provider)
Enterprise Cloud Server (ideally AWS – EC2 / Route53 / S3)
Supporting Enterprise-scale MX/MTAs (ideally PowerMTA)

Interested? Here’s how to apply
Send your CV and cover letter to, or give us a call at 01273 648 869

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