• Senior System Engineer

    Location : Country (Full Name) United Kingdom
    Location : City
    Regular Full-Time
  • Mission


    Who We Are 


    Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that connect and secure life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 50 acquisitions across its platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in over 80 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,700+ associates come from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. For more information, please visit solera.com.


    The Solera Way 


    Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: Think 80/20 (Focus), Act 30/30 (Efficiency), and Live 90/10 (Accountability). We define our mindset using Our 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. We train our volunteers to engage with each other modulating between their intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) using our 3Fs: Facts, Finesse, and Force. Solera has become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits. The principles, drills, and values associated with the Solera Way have been fundamental to Solera’s success and our ability to grow, continuously change, and innovate. 


    Are You Uncommon? 


    We're on the hunt for a Senior System Engineer, who is a technically skilled individual with a background in open source and a focus on continuous improvement, application resilience and new technologies, to join our Harrogate Data Centre.  

    Position 80s


    What You’ll Be Doing


    At Solera, we believe in providing clarity and focus to what our volunteers are responsible for – their mission. The 80’s, as we call them at Solera, are the employee’s priorities associated with their role or mission.


    The mission 80’s for this role, are:

    1. Responsible to work with project management to ensure the timely delivery of infrastructure and applications to pre-defined project timescales.
    2. Responsible to champion the use of new technologies to further improve operational activities and processes through automation and the development of infrastructure as code.
    3. Responsible to focus on continuous improvement, application resilience & new technologies. 

     Additional responsibilities of the role include:  

    • Ensure that all deployed applications adhere to RTO/RPO requirements agreed with relevant business units. 
    • Produce operational support documentation & knowledge base. 
    • Work with the production support function to complete operational acceptance of new systems, transferring first-line support responsibilities to 24/7 support teams.
    • Drive the use of SCM tools and participate in the design, implementation and day-to-day support of mission critical automation pipelines.  
    • Successfully integrate into the Global IT Organisation, embracing the culture and Solera Way.
    • Qualify for the mission by learning product suites, tools and Solera architectural standards.
    • Effectively lead the mission to integrate new systems into Solera IT infrastructure.
    • Create an accretive roadmap to standardise existing and future IT integration projects.



    Are You Qualified?  

    • Proven experience of working in an IT service operations team. 
    • Operating System: Linux installation, administration & tuning.
    • Scripting: Python, Ruby, Shell, PowerShell.
    • Backup Technologies: NetBackup, Veeam.
    • Storage & SAN Technologies: NetApp, 3PAR.
    • Automation Technologies: Puppet, Katello, Ansible.
    • Virtualisation: VMware, OpenStack.
    • Continuous Integration: Jenkins, Concourse.
    • Monitoring Tools: Nagios, OPSview, Icinga.  
    • Knowledge of data centre architecture.
    • Project Management of implementation of new systems & hardware.
    • Creation of system architecture design and support documentation.
    • Experience of working in a multiplatform IT environment. 
    • Willing, ready and able to learn and execute the Solera Way.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative work relationships at all levels.
    • Ability to prioritise, delegate and deliver tasks in a pressurized high output focussed environment.
    • Willingness to identify, implement and drive improvements.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
    • Flexibility with regards to working outside normal business hours as required.

    Our Space


    We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera's work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.


    We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.


    Check out what Inc.com had to say about Solera's offices: http://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/ss/solera-office-is-very-texas.html


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