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Senior Systems Engineer (Devops) - Team Leader

Job Title:
Senior Systems Engineer (Devops) - Team Leader

Job Ref:

Brackley/South East

Property Software


Job Description

The Property Software Group is the UK`s largest supplier of software solutions to the property industry and is part of ZPG Property Services. Approximately 40,000 agents from 8,000 estate & letting agency branches use our software, supported by our team of over 240 staff operating from four UK locations.

As the senior system engineer - Team Lead you will be working within the Infrastructure team and be responsible for the general maintenance, support and availability of our application platforms managing daily activities of a small team of skilled engineers of a day to day basis. You will play a key role in the delivery of our infrastructure roadmap, supporting the business to develop, create and deliver world class applications for our customers and can expect to be involved in every step of our delivery process from provisioning development environments, build and test infrastructure, automated deployment systems and proactive system and application monitoring.

You will be assisting the Infrastructure and product teams to review, implement and manage sustainable delivery pipelines which are fit for purpose across the multiple product teams within the business, acting as a platform and pipeline SME.

The successful candidate is likely to have a strong background in Software Development preferably .NET, Systems Administration or Systems Architecture from within a company developing or hosting SaaS platforms

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the wider Infrastructure team who own the setup / maintenance and support of the software delivery pipelines used by multiple products.
  • Maintain and develop our production On-Premise and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Participate in the ongoing proactive and reactive system maintenance
  • Identify ways to improve security, scalability, performance and reliability of our application platforms
  • Act as one of our SME`s for the platforms and delivery pipelines you will support
  • Daily monitoring of the systems; identify and implement the best technical solutions, system upgrades, as well as seeking innovative ways to simplify and where possible automate system administration tasks
  • Keep up to date with new technologies and analyse their possible use within our platforms
  • Carryout occasional work out of standard business hours when maintaining systems, deploying new servers or responding to any issues that occur and participate in the on-call rota.
  • Document system design and procedures ensuring documentation and procedures are always up to date.
  • Supporting, mentoring and helping others within the team
  • You will be the main face of infrastructure within target product teams

Skills required:


  • Well-rounded knowledge of virtualisation, cloud based systems and SaaS
  • Experienced with AWS (SQS ,S3,IAM,EC2) and Cloud configuration and automation (AWS CLI, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experienced with monitoring frameworks such as ELK Stack.
  • Experienced with the setup and maintenance of CI / CD tools like Team City, Jenkins, Ansible and Packer
  • Expert in the setup and maintenance of systems using .NET, IIS and MS SQL Server.
  • Excellent Windows skills, and experience with operating systems such as Windows Server 2014/2016.
  • Experienced with the following: C# Powershell, Bash Shell or similar languages
  • Experienced with MS SQL server 2017.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: High sense of ownership and urgency with experience in working in a team to get the job done and deliver upon the objectives and goals of the business.
  • Experience with setting up, monitoring and managing source control platforms in use by multiple product teams such as git.
  • Experienced developing and managing server build systems and system upgrades
  • Demonstrable experience of troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experience working with developers in a dev-ops environment
  • A quick learner of new technologies and able to provide technical guidance on their use across the wider team

About ZPG (

ZPG owns and operates some of the UK`s most trusted digital brands that help empower smarter property and household decisions including Zoopla, uSwitch, Money, PrimeLocation and SmartNewHomes.

We are also one of the leading residential property data and software providers with a range of products including Hometrack, Calcasa, TechnicWeb, Ravensworth, Alto, Jupix, ExpertAgent, PropertyFile and MoveIT. Our websites and apps attract over 50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners use our services.

ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team, led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE.