IT Systems Engineer - Edinburgh/Midlothian

Technology - IT- Infrastructure
Ref: 4875 Date Posted: Tuesday 18 Jul 2017

Nine Twenty is delighted to be recruiting an IT Systems Engineer for our client in Edinburgh at their fantastic new offices with spectacular views of the Castle and city.

Our client created and operates the largest and most advanced smart grid system in the UK – bringing revenue to UK businesses, reducing national CO2 emissions and helping to secure energy supplies.

The Role and Responsibilities:

The role is working directly within the Operational team with Energy Systems Engineers, you will administer remote Linux-based outstation PCs, keep all systems up-to-date with security patches over many hosts with different operating systems and maintain communications equipment (ADSL, GSM, 3G and dialup).

You will also be supporting the site-based commissioning process from the office and trouble-shoot any technical issues which subsequently arise that affect our ability to deliver service to Energy Partners.

It is expected that the applicant will also bring additional existing skills to strengthen the team, such as in IT, administration or excellent written communication skills.

What we want:

You will be a team player who provides constructive contribution, has the ability to explain technical detail to technical and non-technical staff and can write good technical and operational documentation.

This post represents a fantastic opportunity to use a broad range of IT skills, encompassing the full project lifecycle and developing both software and hardware competencies across a range of technologies.

You will become an integral part of our IT team, working within an environment where the right candidate will be given plenty of scope to make a tangible difference.

Core Skills Required:

  • 3 years system administrator experience, and/or relevant qualification

  • Significant experience with GNU/Linux administration - must include distributions based on Redhat and Debian

  • Network security configuration

  • Windows server administration

  • Experience with SQL database server administration, particularly Postgres or Microsoft SQL Server

  • Virtualization (VMWare ESXi, Xen)

Desirable Skills that will help your application:

  • Working knowledge of source control (SVN,Git,Mercurial)

  • Programming experience with Perl or Python

  • Low level communications protocols (Modbus, Canbus)

  • Industrial PLC configuration

  • Low-voltage DC wiring.

Who are you joining?

Our client pioneered aggregated demand-side reserve services for electricity system balancing, and continues to lead this sector both in volume and technical capability.

They create this reserve by aggregating small generators, and opportunities for short-duration load reduction, into capacity groups that are made available to National Grid and/or one of the UK’s Distribution Network Operators for short periods when the national or local electricity system is under stress.

They then provides fast access to reserve energy that is delivered with a lower cost and lower emissions than conventional power stations.

What is the culture like?

You can expect challenge, learning and development and autonomy in creating value in our dynamic business.

You will not be micro-managed and will be given a platform to be a key contributor within the business.

This is a professional and studious office with current employees being industry experts so you will have the opportunity to learn from the best but there is an expectation for you to be independent with a passion for learning as well as continuous improvement.

Interested? To apply follow the link or to discuss making an application please contact Garry Burns at Nine Twenty Technology –

0141 231 1260 |