Systems Engineer with New Verve Consulting



Location: Glasgow
£22,000 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Full-time (37.5 hours), Permanent
Immediate start
Closing date: 3 February 2020

About the Company

“We are an ambitious and growing company of 10 people operating from offices in Glasgow. We specialise entirely in the delivery of solutions and services for the Atlassian software suite (e.g. Jira, Confluence).

As the only Atlassian Solution Partner in Scotland, we are seeing increased demand to deliver our services to local businesses. These include: the design and delivery of Atlassian software solutions to meet client needs; the development of new Marketplace apps for Jira and Confluence; training and support for end-users and administrators; managed services - the delivery and support of managed hosting solutions.

Our client base is wide and varied across both private and public sectors. Current clients include the Scottish Government, SLC, Kantar Group, and Hollander International.

Our Values
Our values are really important at New Verve and ultimately show our people, customers, and partners what we're all about and what we value as a collective.
• Collaborate as one diverse team
• Earn trust with transparency
• Keep an open mind
• Innovate to fuel the future

As a small company, we are much more flexible and adaptable than our larger bureaucratic competitors. We strive to be innovative, dynamic, and adaptable. We work in a friendly and relaxed environment and the workload is always varied and interesting. You will definitely broaden your skill-set in a short amount of time!”

Learn more about New Verve here

The Role

New Verve is in need of a full-time Systems Engineer to manage and maintain cloud infrastructure to support their daily operations. Primarily, you will be responsible for maintaining the availability and uptime of operational software and managed services for customers.

Your sound knowledge of technology will be vital across New Verve’s consulting and development teams, working to implement and execute integration paths as well as migration and deployment pipelines, whilst delivering the company’s internal DevOps culture.

With support from the Technical Lead, you will be responsible for:
• Setting up, maintaining, and continuously improving operational infrastructure in AWS
• Deploying and maintaining high-availability Atlassian software for internal operations and managed service customers (e.g. Jira and Confluence)
• Supporting the migration of Atlassian tooling across deployment models (e.g. self-hosted to Cloud, and vice-versa)
• Troubleshooting support issues for internal staff and customers within agreed SLAs
• You will gain expertise in using and configuring cutting-edge Atlassian tools, now used by over 500,000 organisations worldwide

Plenty of internal training opportunities will be available. There will also be opportunities to gain industry accreditations (e.g. AWS, Atlassian).

This role is likely to require non-standard working patterns (e.g. Tuesday to Saturday); specific working arrangements are flexible and can be discussed at a later time. Occasional travel within the UK may be required.

Benefits include:
• Generous holiday package of 33 days per year (23 days + 10 bank holidays)
• An additional half-day holiday for your birthday
• Access to Health Assured, an employee assistance programme
• Quarterly team events (past events have included golf, archery, and hiking up Dumgoyne)
• Office fruit bowl
• A beer (or soft drink) every Friday afternoon!


You should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or a related field.

• Have strong Windows and Linux skills
• Have a working knowledge of Git
• Have an understanding of SQL
• Be comfortable with at least one scripting language (shell, Node.js, Python, Ruby)

You will also have awareness and/or a basic understanding of:
• AWS (IAM, EC2, S3, PostgreSQL RDS, Lambda, Cloudwatch)
• Web server configuration (e.g. Apache, Nginx)
• Infrastructure-as-Code and tooling (e.g. Chef/Opsworks, CloudFormation, Puppet)
• Continuous Integration and associated tooling (e.g. Bamboo, Jenkins)
• Agile project management and methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)

New Verve would expect you to be:
• Able to work autonomously with minimal guidance in a fast-paced environment
• Committed to self-development and learning ‘on-the-job’
• Proactive and think ahead to foresee and prevent potential issues
• Open to change, learning skills quickly when facing new problems
• A strong writer and communicator

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Please submit a CV and Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form on our
website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.



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  • Mandy Cheung
    published this page in Opportunities 2020-01-13 13:28:40 +0000