Senior Systems Engineer (Safety Services)

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Are you an experienced Systems Engineer with experience in supporting a system that provides safety services? Are you currently bored of your current role and would like to work on challenging but exciting projects that are out of this world in a fast-paced and fun environment? If so, look no further! 

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Sytems Engineer on behalf of one of the UK’s leading SATCOM companies to support their systems that provide safety services across the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the systems that provide safety services, ensuring that they are meeting their required levels of availability and performance
  • Leading third-line response to faults and failures and working to resolve them in a logical, methodical and efficient manner
  • Managing all changes and enhancements to safety services systems, such that service availability is not compromised
  • Performing regular routine health checks and monitoring of all safety services systems and responding proactively to any issues before they affect system integrity
  • Working with equipment manufacturers, software suppliers and other internal and external stakeholders to define, assess and implement changes and/or enhancements to safety services
  • Writing and maintaining operational documentation (including procedures, “How-To” guides and training materials) relating to safety services systems
  • Keeping up-to-date with relevant developments in technology and assessing and recommending changes and/or upgrades to safety systems where appropriate
  • Participation in an after-hours on-call support rota

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree-qualified in a relevant discipline (post-graduate qualification preferred).
  • Knowledge of satellite communications principles (e.g. link budgets, fundamental satellite characteristics, etc.).
  • Practical experience in a telecommunications-related field, ideally gained in an operational environment
  • Basic Unix/Linux operating system familiarity at command-line level (e.g. to run commands, check disk and memory status, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple, overlapping tasks.
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Proactive, self-starting approach
  • Keen to learn new skills and technologies
  • Able to work in a small team or unsupervised

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Familiarity with Linux server applications (e.g. Apache, MySQL, Postgres, ActiveMQ)
  • Experience in networking (CCNA) (basic troubleshooting and performance monitoring)
  • Experience in Linux shell scripting (ability to create simple, ad hoc scripts)
  • Familiarity with SQL database configuration, administration and maintenance

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