Linux Networking & Virtualisation Engineer

Newcastle, United Kingdom Full Time

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Nomad Digital are currently recruiting for a Linux Networking & Virtualisation Engineer to be responsible for designing the next generation backend for the connected train.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Participate to the development the next generation backend for the connected trains
  • Design and implement a scalable, resilient and high-performance backend architecture
  • Work in close coordination with the other team members (in two sites, Belgium and England)
  • Work in close coordination with the sysadmin team in charge of deploying and maintaining the solution
  • Closely interact with the internal customers to develop the features that best fit with their workflow processes
  • Work in an Agile environment (bi-weekly scrum meetings, JIRA ticket-based activity...)

Who we are looking for

  • Strong Linux skills
  • Strong IP Networking skills
  • Strong Knowledge of virtualisation, with focus on VMWare
  • Knowledge of open source software components
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Zabbix
  • Programming and scripting skills
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as puppet and ansible
  • Security-minded
  • Engineering degree where most of the above technologies will have been learned
  • Either professional experience and proven track record of achieving similar development or first professional position after an excellent engineering formation and willingness to learn and apply advanced technologies
  • Strong engineering mindset (eagerness to solve complex technical problems with elegant solutions)
  • Sense of quality and futureproofness of developments
  • Ability to work in a team with multi-sites members
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Customer oriented mindset: co-design with end-users of the product 

About Nomad

Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. It offers a broad solutions portfolio to both train operators and builders that significantly enhances the passenger experience, and increases fleet operational efficiency. Its integrated and scalable solutions include the multi-award winning and patent-protected Passenger WiFi, enabling seamless connectivity with the internet and on-board infotainment. In addition, its Passenger Information System for live journey, multi-media information and Passenger Portal Framework simplifies the creation of custom portals for on-board services and entertainment. And Nomad’s Remote Online Condition Monitoring, Driver Assist and Power Train products are targeted at identifying efficient fleet maintenance operations and improving fuel economy. Nomad is the pioneer of the Networked Train – a shared and secure internet-standards based network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect. Nomad is an international business, with sales and service centres in several locations around the world and product development facilities in the UK (Newcastle), Germany (Hildesheim) and Portugal (Porto). Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company serves more than 80+ global customers, in more than 40 countries, including train builders such as Bombardier, Hitachi and Alstom, and train operating companies such as ÖBB, Amtrak, VIA Rail, Eurostar, GWR, NS, NSB, PKP, Queensland Rail, and Virgin Trains. Nomad Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alstom.

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