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Platform Engineer / Unix

Job Description

This role is Contract for 9 months

The role is for an experienced Platform (Unix) administrator who will join a team supporting a major financial services customer, The role is based in London.

They are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. They are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless. They ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. They believe as our company grows, so should you. They believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.


  • Work in a variety of settings, individually or as part of small multi-discipline groups either within the team or in a project setting
  • Provide technical break\fix support including as part of a 24/5 out of hours on call rota
  • Provide high quality project delivery, including build, documentation and knowledge sharing
  • Mentors junior staff by providing training to develop technical skills and capabilities across the team
  • Delivery of assigned tasks within specified timelines, to an agreed quality standard.
  • To understand and adhere to the company IT methodology SDLC. This includes proactively raising timely exceptions/risks/issues, driving a culture of continuous improvement to raise the quality of deliverables.
  • To carry out any other task associated with the role as reasonably requested
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly administration tasks

Preferred Experience;

  • Expert knowledge of Unix administration including Oracle Linux, Redhat, Ubuntu and Solaris
  • Expert knowledge of Platforms including Oracle Private Cloud Appliances, Exadata Racks, HP Proliants, Oracle Sparc
  • knowledge of Oracle replication (Golden Gate/DataGuard/RAC/EBS) beneficial
  • knowledge of Oracle middleware and database beneficial
  • knowledge of backup/recovery using NetBackup beneficial
  • Knowledge of ITIL v3, ISO 20000 and ISO27000
  • Java Development Skills (Core Java, Spring boot, REST, Micro services) - bonus
  • Agile CI/CD toolsets like JIRA, Bamboo, Confluence, Jenkins, etc - bonus
  • Application servers (Weblogic, Tomcat etc) - bonus