Head of Infrastructure

Brighton, East Sussex
Up to £75,000 + benefits
26 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head Of Infrastructure

Position based in Brighton, UK

BrightLocal (brightlocal.com) is a SaaS platform providing marketing analytics data for digital marketing agencies.

We have over 3,000 active SEO customers who depend on BrightLocal for accurate data to help them optimize the performance of their local-business clients to deliver higher traffic & leads.

Launched in 2009 we have an established and respected brand in the industry and are known for our authoritative research & webinars as much as our specialist search-reporting platform.

We employ 120 people across 4 countries – UK, USA, Ukraine & Philippines. Brighton is our HQ and our global management and operational hub.

Last year we grew the company by 50%. We have ambitious growth targets for 2018, and this role will be crucial to help us deliver more effectively on the many projects we run and achieve our goals.

The role will be based in our HQ in Brighton, UK.

What we’re looking for

  • Strong architectural skills and ability to advise and coach colleagues in best practices and new technologies
  • Ability to research technologies, prototype options and implement complex and novel technical solutions
  • Very strong passion for development and totally up to date on new technologies and industry trends
  • Very self-motivated and extremely good at managing your time
  • Able to quickly and efficiently resolve issues as they arise
  • Meticulous attention to detail and overall product quality
  • Flexibility
  • MSc in Computer Science (software engineering, internet systems, or information systems management)

BrightLocal Ltd, 86 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AP, www.brightlocal.com

and above all else a team player

Required Skills

  • Server, networking, power hardware. Brands include Dell, HP (including blade systems), Cisco, Netgear.
  • Copper and fibre optics wiring. Cable categories, FO modules types.
  • At least 10 years commercial experience with networking. Knowledge of TCP/IP stack, routing, VLans, VPN. Firewalls.
  • At least 5 years commercial experience with Golang
  • At least 8 years commercial experience with PHP and solid understanding of OOP concepts
  • At least 8 years commercial experience with MySql with experience administering master-slave configurations, writing complex queries and troubleshooting database performance issues
  • Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Clickhouse, MongoDB
  • Extensive experience with Message Queue systems including RabbitMQ, experience developing solutions at scale capable of processing millions of jobs per day
  • Extensive day to day use of Linux (Ubuntu or Redhat/CentOS) on both the desktop and server
  • Extensive use of server and network monitoring and management tools
  • Automated deployment tools including Puppet and Ansible
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) tools
  • Great understanding of application security, pen-testing, injections, vulnerabilities. Testing and writing unit tests
  • Git (and in particular GitHub) - very comfortable branching, creating pull requests and merging
  • Experience building and fixing servers, managing physical servers in a data centre and designing complex network configurations
  • Fluent English and Russian or Ukrainian would be preferred as we have teams in Ukraine

Desirable Skills

Any experience with the following would be beneficial:

  • Windows/mac networking

  • Linux shell scripting

  • HTTP based services

BrightLocal Ltd, 86 Gloucester Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AP, www.brightlocal.com

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  • Competitive pay with yearly salary review

  • Performance related bonus worth up to 20% of annual salary

  • 20 days paid holiday per year + bank holidays

  • An extra paid day off on your birthday

  • Paid sick days

  • Work abroad for 4 weeks of the year (in a location of your choosing)

  • An individual training budget


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