[Jobs] Systems Architect Role

Baljit Kaur baljit.kaur at uk.clara.net
Thu May 13 10:34:12 BST 2010

Systems Architect - Salary Competitive - London


We're looking for a first class Perl guru to work on an exciting server
and network automation project. The ideal candidate will know Perl
inside out, and be equally able to write GUI code as well as back end
API code running in both Windows and Linux environments.  Sound like
you?  Read on.....


Position summary 


The Hosting Service Centre is the Claranet Group Centre of Excellence
where the research and development of new platforms and products and
day-to-day operations of Volume Hosting platforms take place.  Today,
the HSC operate the Volume Hosting platforms for many of our European
Operating Companies on infrastructure hosted in the UK.


You will be working on the team responsible for the development of the
Graceland project - a project to automate the deployment and
configuration of physical and virtual servers, routers, switches,
firewalls and load balancers for customer solutions deployed throughout


This is a fast-moving environment where you're required to have a good
understanding not only of the programming languages and frameworks that
we use, but of Linux and Windows operating systems, virtualisation,
network configuration, and server configuration management as well (see
below for the tools we use).  The role involves developing both the
graphical user interface and the back-end API which is called by the GUI
to control and query the servers.


Essential Duties and responsibilities 


*	To agree specifications with Architect
*	To develop user interfaces in Perl / Catalyst to the agreed
*	To develop backend APIs to interrogate and configure network
*	To develop backend APIs to deploy, configure and interrogate
servers, VMMs and VMs
*	To develop an automated test regime which will test the
developed software on all certified hardware configurations
*	Contribute to the design of the application
*	Document the application
*	Train users and assist in rollout of the application


Positions specifications 


Required Experience and expertise:

*	Perl: must be completely comfortable maintaining and writing
object-oriented Perl, and be able to write good, modular, understandable
*	MySQL: Must be completely comfortable using MySQL, and have an
excellent knowledge of SQL
*	Good understanding of networking concepts, including 

	*	VLANs
	*	Loadbalancer configuration
	*	Firewall configuration

*	Good knowledge of Red Hat Linux and all flavours of Windows
*	Exposure to Virtualisation (Hyper-V, VMware and Xen)
*	Good troubleshooting skills


Preference will be given to candidates who also have:

*	Familiarity with Dell hardware, DRAC
*	Catalyst: should have experience of using Catalyst web
application framework
*	Ajax / JavaScript: must be comfortable using Ajax libraries and
JavaScript to achieve maximum user-friendliness on web pages



Apply now and email me on Baljit.kaur at uk.clara.net  with your CV. 
Best Regards,

Baljit Kaur
Senior HR Officer 

Baljit.Kaur at uk.clara.net
Dir +44 (0) 20 7685 8161
Tel +44 (0) 20 7685 8000

Claranet Limited
21 Southampton Row
London - WC1B 5HA - UK
http://www.claranet.co.uk <http://www.claranet.co.uk/> 

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