• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 2019-07-17

Senior Platform Administrator

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

Senior Platform Administrator

About Standard Chartered


We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

Technology power's Standard Chartered Bank's vision and strategic agenda through the provision of innovative and efficient technology solutions; we will deliver greater value to our business stakeholders; we will improve the skills and flexibility of our people and work more effectively with our internal and vendor service partners.

The Technology Support organisation lies within Technology Services and is responsible for providing 24x7 RTB application to all eCommerce business lines within the bank within CIB. The team is located in the UK, US and Singapore.

This senior role is within eCommerce Tech Support team located in London in a focused team supporting the key Ecommerce platform of the bank. The team has a number of unique challenges on an interesting and varied platform that has a key strategic importance for the bank. The role will demand in depth knowledge in Platforms, RedHat Linux, Low latency investigations, Automation, System monitoring and performance tuning.

The Role Responsibilities

  • SME role to provide all-lines (1st-3rd) BAU Unix/Linux support to the Ecommerce business
  • High Severity incident management
  • Change coordination and implementation. Adhere to Change Control and Fault Reporting Procedures
  • Problem Management and Root Cause Analysis
  • Low Latency experience
  • Audit, Risk and Control engagement
  • Business continuity management
  • SolarFlare experience
  • PTP Configuration and Administration experience
  • Technical reviews & tools assessment
  • Performance/stability reviews/improvements
  • Service Improvement Plans
  • Put forward ideas to improve automation and/or efficiency, and own through to implementation
  • Drive Delivery/Engineering teams to provide fit-for-purpose solutions as required
  • Work closely with PSS/Database/Network/Market Data Infrastructure teams to improve platform service offering
  • Infrastructure stability and pro-active health management
  • Server uplifts and decommission strategy
  • Configuration management of the Unix estate
  • Operating system optimisation
  • Participate in an on-call rota
  • Work out-of-hours/weekends as needed


Our Ideal Candidate
  • University Diploma or degree preferred but not essential
  • Banking experience essential
  • Very strong knowledge of Redhat Linux
  • Low Latency or trading system experience
  • Understanding of Low Latency/high performance computing
  • Configuration management using modern infrastructure
  • Hardware and software optimisation
  • Knowledge about latest market trends and hardware suitable for low latency trading
  • Low Latency Architecture and system design
  • Good knowledge of co-located data centre environments
  • Operating system build and design experience
  • Good knowledge of BMC Patrol, ITRS Geneos
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbally
  • Self starter, able to self manage with strong collaboration skills and able to interact effectively with others
  • Strong shell scripting skills and Ansible
  • Good working knowledge of Storage Infrastructure- SAN and NAS • Good understanding of NTP and DNS architecture
  • Good understanding of NTP and DNS architecture
  • Good working knowledge of Splunk and ability to manage splunk configuration, splunk queries
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and deliver
  • ITIL Foundation v3/ ITIL Service Transition - desirable
  • Ability to resolve problems and incidents
  • Team player


Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions.