Operations Engineer

Salary

Paying up to £35,000

Industry

IT Networking and Infrastructure

Job Type

Permanent

Location

London

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Our exclusive client is looking for a bright and enthusiastic IT engineer or IT graduate who is keen to pursue a network focused career.

So if you want to work in an environment where the latest tech means everything and work for a company that will expand your technical knowledge this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

THE COMPANY
The company are an investment research and investment management firm head-quartered in Chicago. Their London based office is a Real-Time Data firm. The team delivers financial market data for millions of instruments traded in markets worldwide, representing a full range of asset classes. They supply this data both internally to the company’s products and externally to clients, supporting the need for fast, reliable market information in a variety of formats and time intervals. The environment is fast-paced and lively!

THE ROLE
As an Operations Engineer, you will work a 24/7 12 hour shift rota in a team responsible for their central real-time data systems 24 hours a day which are based in data centres around the globe. You will be responsible for pro-actively monitoring all servers (Windows), application software (usually bespoke), databases, feeds and network connections, detecting faults/issues and fixing them.

Responsibilities:
·Providing excellent pro-active, real-time monitoring of hardware, application software and network connections, detecting any issues and making sure they are fixed or escalated to senior management.
·Performing scheduled checks to ensure correct system performance.
·Provide excellent customer service by responding to and efficiently resolving client/service desk issues and requests, working closely with Client Help Desk Support team.
·Working with Development teams to assist in testing and deployment of new software/updates.
·Liaising with data suppliers (such as Stock Exchanges) and network/circuit suppliers to troubleshoot issues.
·Diagnosing and correcting errors for example in data integrity or application configuration.
·Creating and updating documentation.
·Working with SysAdmin teams on project work such as setting up/migrating to new systems.

ABOUT YOU
You will need to hold a Bachelor’s Degree or similar in a technical discipline with strong academic credentials and/or previous experience working within the IT industry (technical certifications desirable- CNNA/CCNP). You will possess the ability to work in a demanding fast paced environment and learn quickly. A solid working knowledge of Windows operating system and Wintel hardware is essential. A Broad overall understanding of networking communications and technologies is also key.

As an individual you will be a pro-active, adaptable and creative engineer able to work from their own initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital and necessary to work with colleagues and clients. Any experience with monitoring systems, application/database support, automation/shell scripting or development would be beneficial. Any experience in the financial services industry is also a plus.

THE BENEFITS
This fantastic opportunity is ideal for an individual who is passionate about getting into networking. Alongside the generous salary op to £35k (depending on experience) you will have access to a host of benefits including at least 25 days’ holiday, life assurance, private medical insurance, subsidised gym membership, discretionary grants and bonuses, a 5.25% contributory pension scheme and employees can even receive 80% tuition reimbursement of up to £11,000 per annum business related degree programmes.

TO APPLY
This fantastic opportunity will not last long, to apply please send your CV over to sophies@jitr.co.uk or give Sophie a call on 02030 966763 to discuss the role in more detail.