UK/Remote
Competitive

About The Role

Claranet is one of Europe’s leading managed IT services providers with annual revenues of around £600 million and over 2300 employees out of 24 offices across the globe. Group Engineering (GE) add value to Claranet Group companies by designing, implementing and operating common services centrally rather than locally, allowing these companies to focus on their core business.

Group Configuration Management Systems, part of GE, focuses on network automation, provisioning, and reporting systems along with systems integration as necessary. The role involves development and enhancement of these systems, interacting and cooperating with infrastructure and support teams who are the customers of these systems, and providing ongoing support.

The team is split between Gloucester and London in the UK, and Lisbon in Portugal. Out of hours work will be required occasionally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Providing solid technical understanding and working alongside a team of systems developers:

  • Build and maintain our network automation system and surrounding services:
  • Web applications and APIs
  • Work with network device APIs and user interfaces
  • Understand and improve our network data model
  • Improve application efficiency and performance
  • Work with our network teams and architects to design and implement new features
  • Work with our implementation teams to provide features, with a focus on self service
  • Work to improve our systems based on feedback from end users
  • Build and maintain high availability infrastructures
  • Reduce our existing system’s complexity and be willing to tackle our application’s legacy
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Contribute to improve and develop standards and best practice
  • Participate in an on-call rotation for our software
  • Act as escalation point for junior members of the team

About You

Essential Experience
  • Strong knowledge of Java EE technologies 
  • Strong knowledge of Web services
  • Strong knowledge of Perl or Python
  • Good knowledge of C and/or C++
  • Ability to learn new programming languages and technologies as necessary
  • Ability to produce reliable and well tested code
  • Knowledgeable with SQL databases (MySQL, Mircosoft SQL Server)
  • Strong systems and software engineering skills
  • Good knowledge of computer networking technologies (TCP, IPv4/IPv6, HTTP, DNS, etc..)
  • Keen interest in developing skills in the networking area
  • In-depth knowledge of Linux and experience with virtualisation and containerisation technologies
  • Version control, CI/CD pipelines
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to share knowledge and ideas as well as listening to other’s opinions
  • Be fluent in English with good written and verbal communication skills
Desirable
  • Experience with Service Provider networking (IS-IS, BGP, MPLS)
  • Experience with Data Centre networking (L2, VXLAN)
  • Experience with Networking Telemetry Protocols (Netflow, sFlow, SNMP)
  • Experience working with distributed modern infrastructure (Docker / Kubernetes)
  • Experience with Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
  • Ability to mentor the junior developers in our team

About Us

Claranet is one of Europe’s leading managed IT services providers with annual revenues of around £600 million and over 2300 employees out of 24 offices across the globe. Group Engineering (GE) add value to Claranet Group companies by designing, implementing and operating common services centrally rather than locally, allowing these companies to focus on their core business.

Group Configuration Management Systems, part of GE, focuses on network automation, provisioning, and reporting systems along with systems integration as necessary. The role involves development and enhancement of these systems, interacting and cooperating with infrastructure and support teams who are the customers of these systems, and providing ongoing support.

The team is split between Gloucester and London in the UK, and Lisbon in Portugal. Out of hours work will be required occasionally.

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