Senior Infrastructure Engineer

The Senior Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for the design, maintenance, stability, operations and implementation of the infrastructure for all platforms at Xanadu and the Matchbook platform.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Plan, design, and manage the deployment of highly available IT infrastructure and associated support services, including data centre racking (co-location), networks (inter-DC VPNs, internal DC networking, Juniper, Cisco, F5), servers (Linux and Windows), storage (shared, local), security and systems applications for all companies across the group.
  • Key responsibility for the security, scalability, performance and redundancy for all platforms including capacity planning.
  • Proactively perform operational management of the data centres and computing environments. 
  • Development and infrastructure support for our continuous integration environments, enabling the engineering teams to provision their own environments and deploy their own code on their own.
  • Creating an on-going, product-led, infrastructure roadmap for the group.
  • Negotiating and managing SLAs and other vendor contracts.
  • Oversee and prioritise associated day-to-day operational activities, tactical projects and strategic initiatives. 
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards across the systems and network teams.
  • Develop and implement IT Business continuity and disaster recovery plan utilising multiple data centres and cloud providers such as AWS.
  • Coordinate the analysis and troubleshooting of performance and availability of all systems and networks across the enterprise.
  • To provide information and advice to the key stakeholders on network infrastructure risks and issues as appropriate.
  • To provide strategic leadership and operational management for infrastructure services.
  • To lead the development of key performance indicators and performance management reports for network and compute services, to assess and monitor the quality of the services provided.
  • To ensure that the network and systems adhere to relevant standards including those set out by law, and other regulatory and statutory bodies including license conditions.
  • To lead on the development of the network and systems architecture, including procurement, future-proofing and options development and appraisal.
  • To plan, design and install new network and systems solutions, coordinating project groups, consultants and suppliers so that the solutions meet identified requirements, budgets and timescales.
  • To coordinate with the Office IT team and assist in the maintenance and design of the company’s internal IT systems across the 5 office locations in the group.
  • Perform the chapter lead role in a matrix structure with infrastructure experts operating within different features teams acting as their line manager.
  • Act as product owner and scrum master for a tooling layer team developing product increments of a tool set that allows abstraction and automation of deployment of Infrastructure as Code.
  • Optimise infrastructure to ensure maximum efficiency and usage of devices and bandwidth and operational costs.

What we are looking for?

  • Working knowledge of security processes and protocols such as IPsec, VPN tunnels, firewalls/DMZ
  • Thorough knowledge of virtualisation such as VMware and KVM, including use of cloud services such as Amazon AWS as well as knowledge of containers such as Docker.
  • Knowledge of storage options such as network attached storage (ideally EMC and HP or other tier-1 vendors) and storage area networks and their design and operation.
  • Good knowledge of networking technologies and concepts such as DNS, routing, load balancing across virtual pools, switching, VLANs and subnet design.
  • Experience LEADING an agile team and providing technical mentorship and guidance for the progression of its team members.

Xanadu is an equal opportunities employer