Systems Engineer

Brighton, East Sussex
20 Jun 2019
18 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


How do the following things make you feel?

  • Open source software
  • Automation and configuration management
  • Problem solving, and the freedom to approach it your own way
  • Helping to make decisions that drive future technology use
  • Free crisps

If the answer to one or more of those items (not including the crisps) is ‘excited’, then Brandwatch would like to get to know you.

We’re looking for a Linux systems engineer for our capacity engineering department. As a member of our team, you'd help us provision, maintain and automate a substantial chunk of hardware across multiple data centres, ensuring that our colleagues have a stable pool of resources to use for our amazing analytics platform.

You'd be responsible for performing first-line troubleshooting and optimization, monitoring systems to proactively stop problems in their tracks, and generally building the glue that holds various services together - or sharing your knowledge with other teams to help them get the job done.

We’ve also got exciting things planned for the future, and if you’d like to get in on the ground floor, we’d like your help! Architecting solutions in the cloud (AWS and GCP), implementing things like on-premise Kubernetes, and who knows what else.

To hit the ground running, you’d need these core skills:

  • A solid Linux skillset (we use Debian, but we’re not fussy)
  • A good understanding of server hardware, and how to troubleshoot it
  • Knowledge of some flavour of configuration management (preferably Puppet)
  • Reasonable networking knowledge

If you also had one or more of these, so much the better:

  • Some kind of scripting language (Bash, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Virsh / KVM
  • Sensu
  • PostgreSQL

And just for good measure, here’s a brief sampling of some of the (many) other technologies in use across our platform, just waiting for the right person to get involved:

If any of this piques your interest, and you’d like to work with similarly smart and motivated people who share your passions, then we definitely want to hear from you!

What we offer;

Benefits: We offer a range of benefits including; bike to work scheme, pension contribution and discounted gym memberships.

Culture: Brandwatch is a place where the lines between work and fun are blurred. As a growing international company, with 6 offices across the globe, communication is key to ensure everyone’s voices are heard, and helps us maintain our flat structure. We listen and learn. We develop our staff. We care about everything, and above all we support each other.

Working for Brandwatch: Brandwatch Brighton is where it all began. We can be found in the vibrant North Laines in our brand new refurbished offices. Whilst we don’t believe in stereotypes, we do host yoga classes and Juice Mondays. We have cupboards bursting with snacks, a well stocked drinks fridge, sushi lunches, flexible working spaces and if you’re lucky we’ll even treat you to an ice-cream on the beach and you can enjoy one of our fortnightly massages right from the office. 

To all recruitment agencies: Brandwatch does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Brandwatch employees. Brandwatch is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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