Linux Production Systems Administrator

  • Zopa
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

At Zopa, we’re shaping the future of finance.   We offer simple loans and smart investments that help people take control of their finances and do more with their money. In the 12 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people lend over £2 billion to 246,000 UK consumers.   And our journey’s only just beginning. In November 2016 we announced our plans to build a next generation bank so that we can bring a greater range of smart, ethical finance products to even more people.   You will help to develop the Zopa IT infrastructure.  Currently spread across two data centers and into the cloud there is plenty of work to be done.  With the large server estate and network that hosts the Zopa application, you will be tasked with ensuring that the infrastructure continues to operate in a robust way.  The estate continues to grow at a rapid rate with a large emphasis on migrating into the cloud.   Migration of services and environments to AWS, moving to an event sourcing based data capture using Kafka, increased emphasis on security and durability are just some of the key areas we are looking to address. We’re looking for the knowledge, skills, and experience to help design, build and support these projects.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

    • Strong skills in Linux (Ubuntu)
    • On-hands experiencing with networking (Juniper) at the command line level
    • Experience of using AWS in a corporate environment with knowledge of Regions, AZs, VPCs and segregation options for different environment
    • Proven experience working on infrastructure that supports a customer facing application is essential.   
    • Knowledge of typical security practices within an IT environment
    • Firewall and Load Balancing experiencing (Juniper, F5)

Ideally, you will also have had some experience of:

    • Scripting (eg Bash)
    • Splunk or other Log aggregation tools
    • Use of infrastructure as code (Terraform, Cloudformation)