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IT Performance & Monitoring Engineer

  • Job reference: 26587
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £40000 - £40000 per annum
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Role: IT Performance & Monitoring Engineer (DevOps Engineer)
Location: Central London
Salary: £40,000

A leading financial services organisation is looking for a Junior DevOps Engineer to help develop and support bespoke solutions for operational and performance monitoring across the company's key IT systems - principally an award-winning trading platform. This role will revolve around acquiring machine data from across the infrastructure, collecting it into a big data platform, building the data processing and analytics on that data and turning the data into actionable and easy to read intelligence via visual dashboards.

This is a highly technical role, so a strong academic background from within Computer Science, Maths or Engineering -related subjects is favourable. some experience in low-level application configuration in Linux is required - you need to be competent on the Linux command line and have demonstrated an ability to make error-free configuration changes. This could include experience gained in your own time configuring Linux (e.g. Raspberry Pi project), and does not necessarily need to be in a professional environment. Some scripting/coding experience is also required - could have been gained at university or in spare time.

Work experience in an operational support role as well as the knowledge of real-time systems and monitoring and alerting solutions is highly desirable.

Purpose of the role:

  • Build and maintain bespoke operational monitoring/alerting on our trading system and business services
  • Administer the acquisition and retention of machine data into Splunk
  • Detect and investigate performance, capacity and resilience issues with our trading system and infrastructure
  • Acquire & provide low-level technical expertise on core technologies


  • Administration of clustered on-premises Splunk installation (including. upgrades, architecture, restores, index config, retention, acquisition)
  • Configuration and administration of other 3rd party monitoring tools as required (incl. Splunk and AppDynamics RUM)
  • Develop monitoring solutions for performance and uptime, including custom dashboards.
  • Maintain effective and collaborative relationships with production supports staff and infrastructure teams

Must have's:

  • Strong Linux skills incl. shell scripting and configuration
  • Some experience administrating 3rd party software
  • 1st Class or 2.1 Degree in Computer Science, Maths or Engineering.
  • High attainment in Maths (e.g. A/B in A-level Maths or equivalent)
  • Good at abstract problem solving
  • Ability to learn new technology and programming languages quickly
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to absorb and apply low-level information on technologies and frameworks
  • Independent self-starter who shows initiative
  • Strong work ethic


  • Experience in operational support of critical real-time systems
  • Splunk administration and dashboard development
  • Coding in Python, Bash, XML and Java (at University if not professionally)
  • Worked on Windows and Linux environments
  • An active interest in technology at a very detailed level
  • Having experimented with technology outside of university course - e.g. built websites, apps etc.

This role is ideal for recent graduates or those who graduated in the last couple of years and are looking for a more challenging role than their current one.

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