About the client:

Our client is a UK subsidiary of a global financial house working in multiple markets and asset classes.

About the project:

We are looking to expand our team with a Windows Site Reliability Engineer. Successful candidate will become a part of a client team responsible for all aspects of the Windows Server estate across the client's organization

About our team:

Rapidly expanding group developing and supporting a range of client projects.

About working environment:

Our team primary locations are Warsaw and Turkey. We are working remotely in client's environment. Currently, the team operates fully in WFH mode.

Role Overview:

Site Reliability Engineering are responsible for delivering continuous improvement, automation and self-service offerings to operational teams across Bank EMEA and Securities International

Role Purpose:

Responsible for the reliability and efficiency of infrastructure through the delivery of common, repeatable tools and processes that greatly reduce the amount of toil operations must perform. Member of L3 Engineering team providing subject matter expertise and ultimate escalation.

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Active DirectoryAgileAnsibleC#Continuous IntegrationGitJenkinsPowerShellPythonTeamCityWindowsWindows Server

Primary:

  • Develop software to make infrastructure services self-managing and self-service
  • Deliver continuous service improvement by developing Infrastructure as Code
  • Eliminate manual, repetitive, automatable, tactical tasks that are devoid from value
  • Improve system performance, make effective use of resources, distribute load and reduce latency
  • Identify SLO's (Service Level Objectives) to meet availability and latency objectives
  • Develop pro-active monitoring solutions that alert on symptoms and not just on outages
  • Perform detailed root cause analysis (RCA's) on incidents and outages to prevent future
  • Partner with development teams to improve services via rigorous testing and release procedures
  • Identify technical debt and partner with application teams to build remediation plans
  • Develop standard operational procedures and produce effective documentation
  • Analyse workloads and devise suitable cloud migration strategies where appropriate
  • Ensure all project / investment workloads are delivered according to plans and budget defined
  • Liaise with Infrastructure Control and IT Risk teams to satisfy internal and external audit requests
  • Deputise for team lead when required to do so and act-up accordingly
  • Identify cost saving and optimisation opportunities across the group
  • Build strong working relationships across the organisation
  • Adhere to the core values of the bank

Secondary:

  • Perform daily health and compliance checks for all systems as required
  • Ensure all systems are backed up successfully and any issues are promptly resolved
  • Validate monitoring alerts and batch job failures are detected promptly and satisfactorily resolved
  • Ensure sufficient capacity is available to accommodate drive growth
  • Respond to emails sent to the team distribution list / mailboxes in a timely manner
  • Handle incidents and requests with efficiency and a "customer first" mindset
  • Maintain infrastructure in a highly available, reliable, secure and performant manner
  • General Server / Database / Virtualisation Administration maintenance activities
  • Provide technical support to application support and development teams
  • Provide consultancy to application support and development teams
  • Take part in On-Call & weekend work rotation; triaging and addressing production issues as they arise

MUST

Essential:

  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Windows Server internals and related technologies
  • Excellent skills in managing and maintaining Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, LDAP and Kerberos
  • Extensive experience in hardware performance monitoring and tuning complex low latency systems.
  • Agile, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and DevOps Principles and practices
  • Exceptional knowledge of scripting and programming languages such as PowerShell, Python and C#
  • Fluent in Backup and Recovery processes and procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Clustering, High-Availability, Replication and Disaster Recovery techniques
  • Ability to tune Network, Storage, Server and Virtualisation layers for optimal performance and reliability
  • Excellent Performance Tuning skills, in-depth knowledge of system internals, performance counters and performance measurement and analysis tools.
  • Ability to interpret and implement CIS security hardening recommendations in a controlled manner
  • Acute awareness of Security and Auditing requirements in a regulated environment
  • "Infrastructure as Code" Principles and practices.
  • "Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Development (CD)" Principles and practices
  • Git, Ansible, Terraform and TeamCity
  • Serena Deployment Automation (SDA) and Jenkins

NICE TO HAVE

Highly Desirable:

  • Experience on writing, managing plays/playbooks on AWX / Ansible Tower
  • Advance working knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker container orchestration
  • Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase ASE, MongoDB and Snowflake
  • IBM Tivoli / Netcool
  • Nutanix HCI and VMWare ESX
  • Networking Protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN's)
  • RHEL, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris and related technologies
  • Cloud computing - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings across Azure, AWS, GCP and Oracle
  • Knowledge of data security governance and regulations such as GDPR and SOX

Desirable:

  • Dell EMC PowerStore (SAN) and Isilon (NAS)
  • Rubrik, EMC Networker, Data Domain and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
  • CyberArk
  • Splunk
  • Qualys
  • Cisco Tetration
  • ServiceNow
  • JIRA and Confluence

Personal Specifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle pressure during outages and systematically resolve issues
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A proactive, motivated approach
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to manage constructive conflict effectively
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Able to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical persons at all levels

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, is a global digital strategy and software engineering firm with about 18,000 international employees within its 44 offices in 21 countries. It is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. 

In 2000, Luxoft was established in Moscow under the direction of Dmitry Loschinin. In 2008 it acquired ITC Networks in Bucharest. In 2013, Luxoft was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, following an initial public offering of 4.1 million shares at $17.00 per ordinary share.  

In January 2019, Luxoft was acquired by U.S. company DXC Technology. Luxoft partnered with LG Electronics to create a next-generation Autonomous Mobility concept vehicle that integrates consumers' personalized digital lifestyles into a driving experience. Luxoft enabled Switzerland's first Blockchain based e-vote platform with the City of Zug and Hochschule Luzern's Blockchain Lab.

Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company is a world-renowned company. It has been present on the Polish market for over 11 years. We have offices in Krakow, Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Tri-City. We employ almost 2,000 experienced experts carrying out projects for over 40 clients from the financial, automotive, medical, tourist industries, etc. We work for many international clients, including the USA, Great Britain, and Switzerland.

So far, Luxoft Poland has made a name for itself as a company that offers work on innovative projects, we offer various experiences in the field of IT, opportunities for rapid development, an extensive training program, and attractive benefits for employees.

At present, 62% of Luxoft Poland employees come from Poland, and 38% from around 50 countries, including Ukraine, Brazil, Russia, India, Belarus, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, USA, etc.

At Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, as much as 85 percent of employees are experts with the "Senior" experience level, with at least five years of experience. We care about our employees, so every day we try to provide them with the best possible conditions for work and development.

Technology is our passion! We focus on top engineering talent means that you will be working with the best industry professionals from around the world. Because of that, Luxoft is a global family with an epic atmosphere – we love what we do!