Systems Architect - Linux

  • Location: Malta
  • Salary: €60,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 24214

You’ll be based in a historic location here in Malta were my client opened its doors more than 15 years ago to support and develop online processing services for the European market. This is an opportunity to join a leading, talent filled team who operate at the cutting edge of tech within their sector and always hold themselves to the highest delivery standards. The team is currently 60 strong, and always looking for new colleagues to join and share in their mission.

The System Architect will act as a “hands on” subject matter expert for the underlying system and application infrastructure technologies as they relate to all company products. The proper candidate should have knowledge of system and application infrastructure architecture as well as extensive solution design, POC, and implementation experience.  As the System Architect you would work closely with the peer architects, engineers, and identified customers, to ensure that technical needs of business are met. Success in this position will be measured by the individual’s ability to document, design, and implement new technical solutions and processes in effort to create competitive advantages for company products.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a trusted technical advisor to leadership.
  • Develop and maintain standards and principals for system and application infrastructure architecture.
  • Decompose business requirements, identify and challenge assumptions, design/implement technical solutions.
  • Develop and oversee technical proof of concepts for all new technology.
  • Provide technical coaching and knowledge sharing with engineering staff.
  • Continually evaluate the environment, identify inefficiencies and research improvements.
  • Maintain awareness of developing standards, emerging technology, and industry trends.
  • Interact with vendor’s technical representatives and perform RFP/RFI response design reviews.
  • Assist in continuous improvement of technical operations and procedures.
  • Assist in project and capacity planning and support technical operations when needed.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and a positive attitude.
  • Must be able to support customer facing requirements gathering and support as needed.

Skills Required:

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience within large enterprise or service provider environments.
  • 2+ years of developing, implementing, and maintaining system architectures.
  • History of successful research, design, and implementation cycles.
  • Strong experience with Linux (CentOS), Tomcat, MySQL, and ActiveMQ.
  • Strong experience with DevOps and system automation technology (Puppet, Ansible).
  • Experience with virtualization, storage, and server platforms. VMware preferred.
  • “Full-stack” understanding of technology, from software to bare metal hardware.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems both independently and within cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
  • Exceptional business and technical knowledge.
  • Driven, creative and results oriented.
  • Good presentation ability.
  • Able to manage work load and abide to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to create and maintain professional work environment.
  • Exposure to high volume, high-availability web applications.
  • Awareness of Open Source community solutions and 3rd party solutions in the marketplace.
  • Experience using version control systems; preferably GIT.
  • Mastery of written and spoken English.

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