System Operations Lead

Oxford, UK


  • Have extensive experience monitoring and supporting secure, scalable multi-tier systems on AWS
  • Can develop automation solutions for managing and controlling system operations
  • Are keen to build a small SysOps team to support the business
  • Are well drilled in secure Linux system administration
  • Thorough understanding of networking fundamentals
  • Enjoy problem solving in a team environment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide second level support to the Perspectum service team, proactively resolving service-impacting issues
  • Operate, monitor and tune the infrastructure on which Perspectum applications run
  • Selecting and putting in place a unified monitoring system
  • Establishing metrics and alerts in line with business needs
  • Design and maintain cloud operational plans and procedures, including runbooks and playbooks
  • Manage disaster recovery plans and backups
  • Build and operate automation solutions for infrastructure, security and applications
  • Liaising with the application and DevOps teams on new features and improvements to promote a smooth- running, scalable and secure platform
  • Manage, monitor and enforce and improve security across Perspectum’s cloud infrastructure
  • Ensure the infrastructure and applications remain secure – including patching and auditing
  • Act as second line support for issues escalated from the CSOC team
  • Manage access control to the platform infrastructure
  • Ensure compliance to applicable standards (such as ISO27001, NIST CSF)
  • Note that shift-based and out-of-hours support is required in this role.

Knowledge & Experience


  • AWS including EC2, S3, RDS, ECS, Lambda, SSM
  • Linux System Administration: Ubuntu, Amazon Linux
  • Scripting in Bash
  • Git


  • ITIL certified
  • Terraform, Jenkins
  • Python scripting
  • Ansible, Puppet
  • Docker administration using ECS and ECR
  • ELK stack administration (ElasticSearch/Logstash/Kibana)
  • Load testing and benchmarking
  • Educated to degree level

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