Verifone are seeking an Applications Engineer to work as part of its ‘Cloud Services’ team to support and maintain the various databases and applications within its payment environment. The primary focus for this role will be to support Verifone’s Global Acquiring services which are hosted primarily on Linux and Mongo DB. These environments, hosted in both public and private cloud, are designed to process millions of transactions each day. To achieve this the company offers 24/7 services with strict service availability and service level agreements. Dependent on Business requirements, the scope of this role may change.
Hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 09:00-18:00. Out of hours support required dependent on business requirements. Once sufficient experience gained, requirement to participate in a formal out-of-hours on-call support rota. The on-call rota will cover 24/7/365, including weekends and public holidays.
The successful applicant will be working in a fast-moving managed service environment so must be flexible and be able to multi-task between resolving support issues and working on projects to meet the company’s long-term goals. The Verifone Cloud Services Team spans across multiple locations, some international travel may be required and therefore the Candidate must possess a valid passport.
What you will do:
- Support key DevOps concepts including CI/CD – deployment automation and zero downtime implementation
- Work alongside Cloud-Ops, Development and Infrastructure Teams to support scripting the automation for building and deploying applications
- Recommend improvements and optimizations to improve the overall reliability, performance and cost of the VCS platform.
- Implement continual improvement of gateway application, database and service architecture and monitoring
- Complete acceptance testing of new releases and patches, providing technical feedback to Development and QA Teams
- Manage deployment of system changes and maintenance tasks during specified maintenance windows
- Provide 24/7/365 on-call support by responding to escalations, alerts, incidents and problems that affect the environment and payment systems the team is responsible for
- Complete BAU tasks, escalating where exceptions occur
- Develop and implement new BAU tasks and manage change within BAU task procedures.
- Maintaining of technical documentation
- Review documentation and change control for technical accuracy
- Preparation of technical documentation and SLA reporting.
- Provide input into the development and application of policies and procedures
- Fulfil business request and Customer boarding requirements
- Liaise with internal Cloud Services Teams – 24/7 ITOC, Networking, Infrastructure and Database-Infrastructure and external Verifone Teams – Development, QA and Security & Compliance teams
- Provide out of hours on-call support for the managed services as part of a rota
- Perform Capacity planning
- Perform OS patching
- Creation of internal and Customer/Business MI (Management Information)
- Respond to Customer RFPs.
- Perform in a role as a subject matter expert and as part of a project delivery team if/when assigned.
- Apply a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion
- Participate in product evaluation initiatives including feature analysis and system trade-offs
- Provide support and input for PCI audits and security compliance
- Works to delivery enterprise quality, on time
- Ability to participate in design and architect of technical solutions
- Seeks out opportunities to improve own and team performance
- Recommends potential improvements in infrastructure, automation, processes or services and is prepared to manage change
- Demonstrates initiative when resolving incidents or problems
- Monitors and follows up outstanding issues
- Ability to work in cross cultural environment.
- Ability to manage risks
- Fast learning curve
- Self-motivated and accountable
- Should possess excellent communication skills to interact with various stakeholders of the project
- Effectively apply critical thinking and technical expertise to guide the team
- Good team player
- Process compliance
What qualifications will you need to be successful?
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in supporting applications in production environments running on Linux
- Strong written and verbal English communication skills
- Good working knowledge of Puppet, Ansible, Git /Bitbucket
- Strong confidence utilizing Linux/Unix, using CLI, scripting
- Strong confidence utilizing databases, querying and troubleshooting incidents, working alongside Infrastructure DBAs as required
- Knowledge of automation and Dev-Ops fundamental
- Experience of working in a hosted service environment running mission critical non-stop applications
- Experience and confidence supporting production applications in private and public cloud environments
- Experience in Release Management, planning and deployment
- Experience following change management and incident management processes
- Experience providing on-call support
- Experience of using ITSM toolsets (supporting change, incident and problem management functions)
- Knowledge of Enterprise monitoring systems
- Experience supporting major change projects and initiatives
- Awareness of release and deployment best practices and SDLC
- Awareness of security best practices
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Strong time management and ability to work both independently and with others
- Solid knowledge of current internal and external IT industry standards, practices and methodologies,
- An understanding of network topology, load-balancers, firewalls
- An understanding of PKI infrastructure, certificates and their management
- ITIL Foundation certification
Knowledge/Experience – Desirable
- Knowledge of message queues (KAFKA)
- Knowledge of Containers and orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
- Experience supporting databases in a production environment (SQL)
- Red-Hat Linux or equivalent certifications
- Exposure to payment gateway architecture/applications highly desirable
- Knowledge of Sonar, Java, Python, Mapd, MongoDB, XML, web services, SOAP UI, Selenium, AWS, SNOW.
- Knowledge of centralized logging solutions (Splunk, ELK)
- Knowledge of REDIS, Graph DB
- Knowledge of card payments industry
- Knowledge of PCI compliance and PCI audits
- Exposure to other database technologies and operating systems beneficial