• Infrastructure Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Somerset-Yatton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/05/2018 16:07)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain Integrated Technology Solutions provide integrated hardware and software based solutions across a broad spectrum of traffic monitoring and management requirements. 


    We are looking for a Infrastructure Engineer to join our Services department. The primary objective of this role is to support Costain technology products and services delivered to our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity to put your infrastructure and application skills to good use in a fast paced, technical environment. Our Infrastructure team are a vital part of the success of new product delivery and the continued support of our existing catalogue. We work with both internal and external customers and are looking for someone to take the next step in their career, build on their existing knowledge and work closely within a tight knit team.


    You will help to promote standardisation and best practice within the team and will assist in mentoring less experienced team members in the support and delivery of services.


    The role will be based in Yatton initially, although an office move is imminent.

    About you

    • Linux Administration (Redhat/CentOS and Ubuntu) with experience in scripting languages (e.g. bash, perl, python, php, etc),
    • Virtualisation (e.g. RHVM, VMWare)
    • Building and installing servers (Cobbler, Kickstart etc)
    • Monitoring tools ideally Zabbix or similar (e.g. Nagios, Solarwinds, etc)
    • Fault diagnosis (hardware, software, networking)
    • Configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef etc)
    • Web Servers (Apache, nginx, etc)
    • Database admin (Postgres. MongoDB, etc)
    • Networking (switches, routers, firewalls and tracing tools)

    Desirable skills:

    • DevOps and Continuous Delivery
    • Cloud computing
    • Knowledge of IaaS and PaaS
    • Windows Server experience would be advantageous
    • ITIL Foundation processes/certifications
    • Experience in working on ‘Business Critical’ systems
    • Experience in dealing with a wide range of customers
    • Experience in managing your own workload
    • Experience in following and updating documentation

    Occasional site work and weekend work may be required. Participation in an out of hours support rota is also required and offers a separate bonus payment.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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