IT Systems Administrator

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of IT Systems Administrator.

Our mission is to cure one of the banking industry's primary problems: its reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. Nearly every bank is stuck on a legacy IT platform, which cripples their ability to innovate and give their customers the type of service they deserve.

Our solution to this is Vault: a complete retail banking platform that is capable of being configured easily to suit the needs of any bank. We have built Vault from the ground up as a cloud native, microservice API architecture platform. Thought Machine has a deep culture of engineering excellence, and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine is looking for highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve our ambitious goal. We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment; a healthy mix of great technical work, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, and of course our irreverent sense of fun.

Thought Machine hires team members of excellent calibre in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in a world class team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Thought Machine is fast paced and team oriented with an emphasis in delivering the highest quality work in every role.

We are looking to expand the internal technology team to meet the needs of a rapidly growing business.

Running a Linux and Mac infrastructure with an on-premise/cloud split, we are seeking an individual with strong POSIX skills and the ability to cross disciplines. With a user first mindset, we aim to ensure a solid and stable experience for our employees - both from their machines and all the systems they rely on.

You will have experience in SRE, DevOps, Sysadmin, Netops, or Infrastructure roles, love identifying and solving problems, have outstanding communication skills and be passionate about technology. We are looking for someone with the ability to communicate well across teams, identify problems, design services for scale and prioritise workloads. The successful candidate must also be able to plan and execute work independently.


  • Planned expansion of services including Improving integrations between tools and systems
  • Infrastructure hardening through increasing service redundancy and monitoring
  • Identifying gaps and weaknesses
  • Supporting our staff in your areas of expertise



Deep knowledge of at least 3 of the following:

  • Linux
  • Cisco
  • Mac fleet management
  • Puppet
  • Python


  • Experience with AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Docker experience


  • Competitive salary
  • Share options
  • Pension
  • Healthcare (including dental & optical)
  • Other perks like sports clubs, healthy (and sometimes not so healthy) snacks, tea and coffee
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where you can learn and progress
  • Friday team wrap up with drinks and food!
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