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Systems Engineer, Belfast

Posted on 24th October 2017
Company SpotX
Specialism IT/Technology
Location Belfast, United Kingdom
Type Full-time
Level Mid


SpotX is the most transparent programmatic video advertising platform with more than 7 billion ad decisions per day reaching 600 million unique visitors in more than 190 countries.
They are seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable Systems Administrator who can contribute brilliantly to our team located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment with highly talented peers. The ideal candidate will contribute to the ongoing support of our internal IT resources and more importantly, their production environments. This person will embrace the challenges and rewards of being part of running a five nines infrastructure in support of a global applications platform.
SpotX is based in the US and expanding operations all throughout the EMEA and APAC regions. They have chosen to locate their European engineering team in Belfast due to the expanding technology sector and high level of talented engineers, come see what they are about!


Needed SpotX’er talents:
- Strong experience in Python and Bash scripting
- Strong experience in Red Hat Linux troubleshooting
- Familiar with MySQL; experienced with Percona cluster
- Familiar with Cassandra and Hadoop clusters
- Familiar with network protocols NFS, DNS, SSH, etc.
- Strong understanding of basic networking, including Linux routing and firewalling, VLANs, DHCP, etc.
- Comfortable with issues related to data protection (backups and restores)
- Familiar with Nagios or other monitoring software and services
- Familiar with kickstart, PXE, etc.
- Familiar with storage, RAID, vdisks, multipath etc….


Bonus SpotX’er talents:
- Configuration Management
- VMware
- Cobbler, Ansible, Puppet, or equivalent technologies
- Experience managing a high-volume, transactional web environment
- Understands what it means to be in ops for 24/7/365 organization
- Familiar with issues surrounding global presence, including Geo-DNS (location, high-availability, load balancing), backhaul of backend processing, etc.

SpotX Perks:
- Work in a fun, casual, team environment with great work-life balance
- Great holidays, company closed from Christmas to New Years
- Make a real difference - the code you test reaches millions of people as soon as it is released

SpotX is a video ad serving platform providing media owners with monetization tools for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The platform features modern ad serving and programmatic infrastructure, and other monetization tools, like solutions for OTT and outstream video ad units. SpotX gives publishers the control, transparency and actionable insights needed to understand buyer behavior, manage access and pricing, and maximize revenue. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has offices in Amsterdam, Belfast, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Singapore and Sydney. In October 2017, RTL Group, a leader across broadcast, content and digital, will complete its 100% acquisition of SpotX. For updates, follow SpotX on Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you are interested in this position please click the APPLY NOW button below and mention you saw the vacancy on ExchangeWire or click here to be directed to the SpotX site.